Coltraco Ultrasonics was recently invited by our exclusive distributor of fire protection equipment based in the United Arab Emirates, to test the accuracy of the Portasonic® 2.FL0 in measuring flow rates in fire sprinkler systems.
Our exclusive distributor provides fire protection services to various buildings, including the Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel, and Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel. The objective of the project was to compare the Portasonic® 2.FL0 readings with the annually calibrated mechanical inline flow meters currently in use in the fire sprinkler systems.
The testing was conducted in two phases. In the first phase, the Portasonic® 2.FL0 was tested in the fire sprinkler system of the Emirates Towers. The testing involved training the technicians on the use of the Portasonic® 2.FL0 conducted by our Technical & Sales Engineer, Leah Joyce Lucmayon and thereafter, the technicians proceeded a live testing on the sprinkler system using the Portasonic® 2.FL0. The results showed that the Portasonic® 2.FL0 readings were accurate.
In the second phase, the Portasonic® 2.FL0 was tested in the fire sprinkler systems of the Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel and Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel. The testing involved two different pumps and comparing the Portasonic® 2.FL0 readings with the annually calibrated mechanical inline flow meters. The results showed that the Portasonic® 2.FL0 readings were accurate, with 99% accuracy at flow rates of 500 GPM, 1,000 GPM, and 1,500 GPM.
Overall, the Portasonic® 2.FL0 proved to be a simple and accurate means of measuring and recording flow rates in fire sprinkler systems. The non-invasive nature of the device makes it possible to conduct spot checks on the sprinkler system, reducing maintenance time and costs.
In conclusion, the Portasonic® 2.FL0 is a reliable and accurate ultrasonic flow meter that can be used to measure flow rates in fire sprinkler systems. The device provides accurate measurements from outside of the sprinkler pipe, ensuring the full integrity of a sprinkler system. The device has a wide range of applications, including water treatment, HVAC, and industrial processes, making it a valuable addition to any flow measurement and recording system.