Understanding flow measurement
One thing that sets flow measurement apart from most other types of instrumentation is that the accuracy & capability of the instrument itself, is only a small factor in achieving good results. Calibration of the instrument itself will only make a small contribution to the overall confidence in your data. There are many process factors, practical challenges & infrastructure limitations that need to be considered before designing and commissioning a successful flow monitoring solution.
Specification is key at the outset & this is where we can really help. It continues to surprise us how often this is overlooked. Our experience tells us that poor specification is the most common cause of poor quality data.
Reduced uncertainty, increased confidence
What is uncertainty? As we mentioned above, an accurate instrument is not sufficient to have complete confidence in your data. Understanding how infrastructure configuration, pumping regimes & inherent flow conditions can all effect your metering asset & test equipment, enables us to assess areas and levels of uncertainty. This provides increased confidence in your flow data and more credibility in you Leakage calculations. Ensuring you’re getting the right results & providing evidence to support your regulatory requirements, we will check your asset to ensure it is correctly installed & configured. We will check it’s performing within tolerance and properly connected to your telemetry systems. Where we find problems, we will provide detailed analysis & suggest solutions to find a cost-effective and viable solution
We can provide a comprehensive range of services to support your Leakage & Maintenance teams in their quest to achieve and maintain high-availability levels. We have specialist knowledge & experience on most current flow-metering technologies in addition to a wealth of knowledge on legacy equipment. We are often able to breathe new life into old equipment, preventing costly replacements, public disruptions & interruptions to supply.
We are also able to provide temporary monitoring solutions in remote locations, ensuring continuity of data availability during asset downtime, while affording time to plan practical shutdowns to achieve minimal disturbance & inconvenience.
Of course, if all this fails, we are able to replace the instruments, regardless of size of type. As an independent supplier, we can offer un-biased recommendations ensuring you end up with the best solution for the job, at the right price for you.
We have vast experience of working on the following commonly found network instruments (amongst many others):
- ABB – WaterMaster, AquaMaster, MagMaster ProcessMaster, AquaProbe, AquaMag, D-Mag, Kent Veriflux
- Siemens – MAG 5000, MAG 51000W, MAG 6000, MAG 8000, FUP1010, FUS 1010
- Krohne – Altometer, Altoflux, SC100 series, IFC series, CP Enviromag
- GE Panametrics – AT868, DF868, PT878
- Katronic – Katflow 200
- Primayer – Primeflow
- Fischer & Porter – XM Series, L10
- Endress & Hauser – Promag