Coltraco Ultrasonics are a leading Ultrasonic Flow Meter manufacturer of the Portasonic® 2.FL0 third-generation handheld ultrasonic flow metering. You can convert flow rate results into pressure with Portasonic® CALCULATOR. Or choose Permaflow® for constant flow rate monitoring. Please do get in touch with our company to improve your pipework testing.

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Ultrasonic Flow Meters UK

Using a flow meter is the simple and accurate means to measure and record flow rates in pipe work. Here at Coltraco Ultrasonics we are a leading ultrasonic flowmeters supplier, for the Portasonic® 2.FL0. The Portasonic® 2.FL0 is the second generation of ultrasonic flow metering. We welcome you to get in touch to discuss how we can help you improve your pipework testing.

Ultrasonic Flow Measurement

The ultrasonic technology market share is growing as the technology replaces older flow technologies. Improved electronic processing, increased diagnostics and a growing confidence in ultrasonic performance contribute, in part, to this growth. At Coltraco Ultrasonics our solutions for ultrasonic flow meters are non-invasive, with sensors that ultrasonic clamp onto the side of the pipe. This avoids the need to cut into the pipe and interrupt the flow, as well as the flow measurement accuracy.

Flow -> Pressure + Heat

You can now convert temperature flow rate results into pressure with Portasonic® CALCULATOR. The only instrument capable of determining the pressure required to drive fluids at a specified flow speed.

Constant Flow Rate Monitoring and Measurements

Move away from inline flow meters, choose Permaflow® for constant flow rate monitoring and measurements.

What is an Ultrasonic Flow Meter?

Ultrasonic flow meters provide flow measurement and are non-intrusive devices that use acoustic vibrations to measure the flow rate of liquid. The Portasonic 2.FL0 meter is an ultrasonic transit time flow metering.

Portasonic® 2.FL0

With no moving parts and an easy digital set-up mean it’s a cost-effective and time-effective maintenance solution. Reduction of maintenance time and cost is a driving factor within any business operation with pipework installed. Accurate flow data provides the chance to make energy-saving measures by fine-tuning the systems. The Portasonic® 2.FL0 is a handheld ultrasonic flow meter for testing on a wide variety of different pipe dimensions, liquid types, flow measurement methods, flow speeds and environments. The unit has a straightforward testing process with a step by step guide on how to set your flow meter up before measuring air or gases. The user simply needs pipe diameter, wall thickness and liquid type information, to be able to easily and accurately measure flow rate.

Portasonic® 2.FL0 flow meters can be used for spot checks, using an internal, rechargeable battery or for extended continuous operation as a 4-20mA flow transmitter with AC power input. The ease of use and accuracy of Portasonic® 2.FL0 allows for improved flow monitoring measurement, business continuity and safer buildings and industrial facilities across a variety of industry verticals. With the ability to conduct spot checks at mandated intervals, the full integrity of pipework can be ensured.

Why Choose Ultrasonic Flow Meters?

There are multiple industrial applications that call for a precise ultrasonic flow transducer. However, traditional methods are not always an option, hence the need for non-destructive, noninvasive technologies and methods. Ultrasonic flow meters are the instruments and equipment of choice whenever contact with the measured fluid is not possible. Transit time ultrasonic flowmeters are used in the majority of liquid flow applications because of their ability to obtain precise flow measurement. With this technology, ultrasonic waves transmit upstream and downstream through the pipe wall and liquids in the pipe. By measuring the difference in the travel time and knowing the pipe size, the meter determines the velocity and flow. One of the more common purposes of ultrasonic flow meters is to measure the velocity of a fluid in order to calculate the volumetric flow rate of a medium through a tube.

This can be done through the use of a basic principle involving the transit-time of crystal transducer signals across the medium. Transit-time is a common flow meter measurement method that gives extremely accurate and repeatable results. Since this type of flow meter can work with a variety of fluids at a range of different temperatures, typically they will be calibrated for those specific variables.

Advantages of Ultrasonic Flow Transducer

The Portasonic 2.FL0 is an accurate, reliable and robust portable ultrasonic flow meters. The ability to conduct spot checks of systems at mandated intervals ensures the full integrity of sprinkler systems. The ease of use and accuracy of Portasonic® digital liquid flow metering allows for improved business continuity and safer office buildings and industrial facilities across a range of applications. Reducing maintenance downtime reduces disruption to a commercial operation, at the same time as improving safety, particularly in high-risk environments, and industries. This will help to educate the industry further and reduce fire incidents With no moving parts and an easy digital set-up for liquids flow monitoring measurement, it’s a cost and time-effective maintenance solution.

Reduction of maintenance time and cost is a driving factor within any business operation with pipework installed. Precise flow data provides the chance to make energy-saving measures by fine-tuning sprinkler systems. Portasonic® 2.FL0 can be used for measuring flow in a pipe, to spot checks using the internal, rechargeable battery or for extended continuous operation as a 4-20mA flow transmitter with AC power input. The ease of use and accuracy of Portasonic® 2.FL0 flow meters allow for improved business continuity and safer buildings and industrial facilities across a variety of industry verticals. With the ability to conduct spot checks at mandated intervals, flow metering in pipework can be maintained to ensure they meet the required standard.

7 key benefits of the Portasonic® 2.FL0 Process

  1. Non-invasive flow measurement from outside of a pipe as a clamp on meter.
  2. Long term battery life, lightweight, compact and reliable.
  3. Robust: prevent water ingress into the charging port with a watertight flap.
  4. Easy to use with simple set up thanks to the unique clamp-on design
  5. Variable use in different environments: 3 different modes of operation and sensors for pipe sizes.
  6. Allows pipe wall integrity testing by the ability to conduct spot checks at mandated intervals.
  7. Cost-saving: cost and time effective with easy digital set-up.

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How Do Ultrasonic Flow Transducers Work?

Our wide range of ultrasonic flowmeters uses sound waves to determine the velocity of a fluid flowing in a pipe. At no flow conditions, the frequencies of an ultrasonic wave transmitted into a pipe and its reflections from the fluid are the same. Under flowing conditions, the frequency of the reflected wave is different due to the Doppler effect. When the fluid moves faster, the frequency shift increases linearly. The transmitter process signals from the transmitted wave and its reflections to determine the flow rate. Transit time ultrasonic flow transducers send and receive ultrasonic waves doppler flow between transducers in both the upstream and downstream directions in the pipe. At no flow conditions, it takes the same time to travel upstream and downstream between the transducers. Under flowing conditions, the upstream wave will travel slower and take more time than the (faster) downstream wave. When the fluid moves faster, the difference between the upstream and downstream times increases. The transmitter process is upstream and downstream times to determine the flow rate. They represent about 12% of all flowmeters sold.

For Ultrasonic Flow Meter Supplier, Choose Coltraco's UltraSonic Technology Service

Here at Coltraco Ultrasonics all of our products and services are carefully handbuilt and undergo rigorous quality testing to ensure they meet the high standards expected by our customers and provide them with long term reliability. As a professional and recognised leading ultrasonic technology company, based in the UK we have an outstanding track record of delivering the highest quality inspections locally and worldwide. For the last 30 years, we designed handheld, reliable, accurate portable inspection products. In 2020 after listening to our customers we will move to constant flow monitoring systems. Therefore, should you be searching for ‘Ultrasonic Technology’, be sure to call our team at Coltraco and see how our company can help you with our solutions today.

What does a flow measurement meter do?

The Portasonic® 2.FL0 process measures flow of clean liquid in pipes (liquid with not more than 5% solids or 2% gas).

How does an ultrasonic flow transducer work?

The portable transit line ultrasonic flow meter, Portasonic® 2.FL0 comes with clamp on ultrasonic transducers for non-invasive flow measurement. Ultrasonic flow meter principle is simple, the unit uses two sensors, one that acts as ultrasonic transmitters and the other a receiver to measure flow. There are three methods of operation; V-method, W-method or Z-method which refers to transducer positioning. The software calculates the time it takes for the doppler ultrasonic pulse to pass from the transmitter to the receiver, which is dependent on the flow rate.

Is the Portasonic® 2.FL0 a high accuracy flow meter?

The Portasonic® 2.FL0 is a highly precise liquids flowmeter with an accuracy of +/-1% of reading at rates > 0.2 m/s, and the meter calibration takes place at an ISO 17025 certified lab.

What is the benefit of non-invasive testing?

The benefit of the Portasonic 2.FL0 is non-invasive testing with clamp-on external sensors: stopping the difficulties of cutting sections of pipe, risking pressure drop or contamination.

Is the Portasonic 2.FL0 a high-temperature flow meter?

For fluid temperature exceeding 90°C, a high-temperature sensor is available up to 160°C.

What are the available ultrasonic flow meter sensors?

There are a wide range of sensors available to cater for small, medium and large pipe sizes. The pipe diameter range runs from 15mm-700mm. Please ask for the wide selection of sensor option availability.

How do you measure water flow?

As mentioned above, depending on the application and flow profile, the flow sensor can be mounted in the following ways: i. V-method: the ultrasound transverses the pipe twice, ii. W-method: the ultrasounds transverses the pipe four times, iii. Z-method: transducers are mounted on opposite sides of the pipe and the ultrasound transverses only once. The modes are automatically selected by the liquid flow meter and are also user selectable.

Why buy the Portasonic® 2.FL0 ultrasonic flow meter and not a cheaper unit?

The ultrasonic flow meters price is related to its key features: that is calibrated to ISO17025 which is a better calibration standard, hence more reliable.

What are the applications of the Portasonic® 2.FL0?

There is a wide range of applications for the Portasonic® 2.FL0 flow meter. Some of them include fire sprinkler systems, leak detection, marine maintenance, balancing systems and hydraulic system testing.

Testing fire hydrants & pumps

In accordance with BS9990:2015 a regulation for fire hydrant and pump testing, the transit time Portasonic® 2.FL0 flow meter is a simple & precise means to measure and record flow rates in wet fire mains and pumped water pipelines.

For pressure regulating valves, according to BS9990 there is an allowable tolerance for flow and pressure at the landing valve of (750 ±75) L/min at (8 ±0.5) bar. Equally for pumps for wet risers, the pumps have to be capable of delivering 1 500 L/min which is enough to supply each of two fire service hoses with 750 L/min. For water tanks an on-site supply of stored water must be capable of supplying enough water to provide two landing valves with not less than 750 L/min each for at least 45 minutes.

It is essential that wet risers are operational in the event of a fire. The flow is calculated so that there is always enough to control a fire taking into account the size and construction of the building and the goods stored in it, or its use. Flow data and doppler flow provide the chance to make energy-saving flow measurement by fine-tuning the systems. Corrosion and obstructions can cause wet fire mains and pumped water pipelines to fail due to blockages.

Coltraco were delighted that the Portasonic® 2.FL0 portable ultrasonic flow meter was nominated as Security & Fire Excellence Awards, as Passive / Active Fire Project of the Year. The awards celebrated the best people, projects and processes that the security and fire sectors have to offer. Introduced in 2018, the new and improved Portasonic 2.FL0 ultrasonic flowmeter clamp on is a precise, reliable and robust portable ultrasonic flow meters. Using the fire sprinkler flow meter, the ability to conduct spot check products at mandated intervals ensures the full integrity of sprinkler systems.

 

Coltraco were delighted that the Portasonic® 2.FL0 portable ultrasonic flow meter was nominated as Security & Fire Excellence Awards, as Passive / Active Fire Project of the Year. The awards celebrated the best people, projects and processes that the security and fire sectors have to offer. Introduced in 2018, the new and improved Portasonic 2.FL0 ultrasonic flowmeter clamp on is a precise, reliable and robust portable ultrasonic flow meters. Using the fire sprinkler flow meter, the ability to conduct spot check products at mandated intervals ensures the full integrity of sprinkler systems.

Advantages of Ultrasonic Flow Meter

The ease of use and accuracy of Portasonic® 2.FL0 portable transit-time ultrasonic flow meters allows for improved business continuity and safer office buildings and industrial facilities across a collection of applications. Reducing maintenance downtime reduces disruption to a commercial operation at the same time as improving life safety particularly in high-risk environments and industries will help to further educate the industry and reduce fire incidents. With no moving parts and an easy digital ultrasonic flowmeter installation for liquid flow measurement, it’s a cost and time-effective maintenance solution. Reduction of maintenance time and cost is a driving factor within any business operation with pipework installed. Flow data from the clamp on meters provides the chance to make energy-saving measures by fine-tuning the products. The instruments and equipment come with clamp on transducers for non-invasive and easy clamp on ultrasonic flow meter installation.

The variable portable transit-time ultrasonic flow meter transit can be used in different environments with 3 different modes of operation, with each mode requiring easy ultrasonic flow meters fixed installation requirements. Portasonic® 2.FL0 flow meters are handheld ultrasonic flow meter for testing on a wide variety of different pipe dimensions, liquids types, flow measurement methods, flow speeds and environments. The flow meter transit time flow meter has a straightforward testing process with a step by step guide on how to set your flow meter up before measuring. The user simply needs pipe diameter into the transit time ultrasonic flow meter, wall thickness and liquids type information, to be able to easily and accurately check flow rate. Portasonic® 2.FL0 portable flow meter transit time can be used for measuring flow in a pipe, to spot checks using the internal, rechargeable battery or for extended continuous operation as a 4-20mA flow transmitter with AC power input. The ease of use and accuracy of Portasonic® 2.FL0 industrial ultrasonic flow meter transit allows for improved business continuity and safer buildings and industrial facilities across a variety of sector verticals. With the ability to conduct spot checks at mandated intervals with the ultrasonic flow meters clamp on type, flow rates in pipework can be maintained to ensure they meet the required standard.

The Portasonic® 2.FL0 is used to measure the low of clean liquids (liquids with not more than 5% solids or 2% gas) in pipes making it an ideal ultrasonic oil flowmeter or clamp on ultrasonic flow meter transit for water. The Portasonic® 2.FL0 is calibrated in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, to an ultrasonic flowmeter accuracy of +/- 1% of reading at rates > 0.2 m/s. The clamp on ultrasonic flow meters accuracy means that efficient and reliable testing can be done upon systems. Designed to save customers time, money and risk, the award shortlisted Portasonic® 2.FL0 is part of Coltraco’s efforts to strive to provide innovative and personalised solutions to the demands that their customers have to face, so that their customers can be assured of business success and efficiency. Download the ultrasonic flow meter pdf on the Portasonic 2.FL0 page for more details of the unit and submit an enquiry for the ultrasonic flow meter price as well as availability. Coltraco Ultrasonics are portable ultrasonic flowmeter and clamp on flow meters manufacturers.

Comply with BS9990:2015: Use the Portasonic® 2.FL0 Ultrasonic Flow Meter for Fire Hydrants & Pump Testing

In accordance with BS9990:2015 a regulations for fire hydrant and pump testing, the Portasonic® 2.FL0 transit time ultrasonic flowmeter is a simple & accurate means to measure and record the flow in wet fire mains and pumped water pipelines. For pressure regulating valves, according to BS9990 there is an allowable tolerance for flow and pressure at the landing valve of (750 ±75) L/min at (8 ±0.5) bar. Equally, for pumps for wet risers, the pumps have to be capable of delivering 1 500 L/min which is enough to supply each of two fire service hoses with 750 L/min. For water tanks an on-site supply of stored water must be capable of supplying enough water to provide two landing valves with not less than 750 L/min each for at least 45 minutes. It is essential that wet risers must operational in the event of a fire. The flow is calculated so that there is always enough to control a fire taking into account the size and construction of the building and the goods stored in it or its use. Accurate flow data provided by a portable clamp on an ultrasonic flow meter provides the chance to make energy-saving measures by fine-tuning the system. Corrosion and obstructions can cause a wet fire main and pumped water pipelines to fail due to blockages.

The Portasonic® 2.FL0 portable ultrasonic liquid flow meter is used to measure rates of clean liquids in pipe. The device comes with clamp on meters transducers for non-invasive flow measurement. The Portasonic® 2.FL0 utilizes two transducers, one that acts as an ultrasound transmitter and the other as a receiver. There are three ultrasonic flow meter principles of operation; V-method, W-method or Z-method referring to transducer positioning based on pipe sizes. The internal software uses an ultrasonic flow meters formula and calculates the time it takes for the ultrasonic flow meter pulse to pass from the transmitter to the receiver, the flow meter transit time flow meter principle, which is dependent on the liquids flow rate. This simple ultrasonic flowmeter working principle allows for accurate and reliable flow measurements and measuring.

How to use ultrasonic flow measurement meter?

Portasonic® 2.FL0 portable ultrasonic flow meters and clamp on meters can be used for spot checks and measuring using the internal, rechargeable battery or for extended continuous operation as a 4-20mA flow transmitter with AC power input. The ease of use and accuracy of Portasonic® 2.FL0 strap on ultrasonic flow meter allows for improved business continuity and safer buildings and industrial facilities across a variety of sector verticals. With the ability to conduct spot checks at mandated intervals, flow rates in pipework can be maintained to ensure they meet the required standard. Coltraco Ultrasonics services are a clamp on ultrasonic flow meter devices manufacturer. Visit the Portasonic 2.FL0 page to download the ultrasonic flowmeter manual. Simple submit and enquiry for the clamp on ultrasonic flow meter price and receive a quotation from the sales services team within 24 working hours.