Non Invasive Flow Meters.
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    Non Invasive Flow Meters.

    Any of you guys ever had to install a non invasive/transit time flow meter?

    I'm trying to find one that will work with a pipe size of up to 4". I've called about a few and gotten the "We'll call you back" and of course that never turns into anything.

    Just figured I'd see if anyone here has ever dealt with any.

    Thanks,

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    Did you look at the Onicon F4000 series?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digo View Post
    Did you look at the Onicon F4000 series?
    I have. We're shooting for something mobile and from what I could tell, the Onicon may be a bit too big. Ideally, I wish I could find a meter that would send out a 4-20 mA signal and not have a huge display panel with it. Unfortunately, I think I'm ahead of technology on this one.

    Thanks for the input Digo.

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    Portables will ALL have some sort of display panel/keypad, because you have to have a method to enter variables such as pipe diameter, schedule, material, etc. Sorry.

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    We have a Fuji portable ultrasonic meter we use for flow testing. There is a company that sells a made in China ultrasonic meter that looked interesting:
    http://www.shenitech.com/Product-Wal...flowmeters.htm

    Price was very affordable and the company is local to me, and seem very responsive.

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    What is the reason for 'needing' the non-invasive? because it will never be as accurate as a proper flow element.

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
    What is the reason for 'needing' the non-invasive? because it will never be as accurate as a proper flow element.
    We're needing something that can be moved from site to site and can gather information and relay it back to us. I understand that a transit time flow meter won't be as accurate as a proper insert type, but "mobile" is the key here.

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    Oh, got ya... I was hung up on the word 'install' in the op.

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    FD613 and FD614 at OMEGA.COM should fit your needs.

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