Micronics flowmeter tests CHP systems

Micronics, CHP, space heating, ultrasonic, flow measurement

A Micronics portable flowmeter has been used to prove the efficiency of CHP systems and identify by Low Carbon Solutions. Adrian Frise, technical director with Low Carbon Solutions, says of the Portaflow 220A unit, ‘The Portaflow unit has been used successfully on a number of occasions and for several purposes.’

One important application has been to use the Portaflow unit as a reliable independent instrument to prove generated heat-output figures from CHP units to clients.

One occasion was when it was suspected that there was a problem with the flow of coolant through the cooling system. The Portaflow unit helped the diagnostic process so that the fault could be located.

The instrument is also used for detecting other low-flow situations in CHP heating circuits.

The Portaflow 220 portable flowmeter uses clamp-on transducers and ultra-sonic techniques to enable the flow of a liquid in a closed pipe to be measured accurately without needing to insert any mechanical parts through the pipe wall or protrude into the flow system. It can be used with a wide range of pipe sizes, materials and fluid temperatures.

For more information on this story, click here: April 2015, 134
Related links:
Related articles:



modbs tv logo

Heat pump market represents a colossal opportunity, says BESA

BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox said the heat pump market represented “an absolutely colossal opportunity” for suitably qualified engineers but warned that the industry would have “to rapidly scale up capacity and needed considerable investment in additional skills to deliver all these hugely ambitious targets”.

Mitsubishi Electric launches modular R32 e-series chiller

Mitsubishi Electric has launched an R32 version of its popular e-series chillers, available in 150kW and 180kW units. 

Calendar