Thursday 8 September 2016

Katronic Float New Watertight Flowmeter

Katronic are pleased to introduce the latest flowmeter to join their highly advanced KATflow product portfolio.

The new KATflow 210 has been launched in response to demand from customers for a rugged measurement device, with a high IP rating and a long battery life. 

This new flowmeter is ideally suited to use in the water, leak detection and environmental markets as it is intended for use in harsh environmental conditions and in areas where longterm measurements are required without access to a power supply. The KATflow 210 has been designed around a Peli Protector™ housing which is a brand synonymous with robust, watertight case manufacture. All connections to the instrument electronics are done on the outside of the case, meaning that once programmed, the flowmeter can be closed, locked and left to measure. 

In order to provide the ideal combination of weight, power and durability, extensive research was done to find the best possible battery configuration and chemistry. As a result, the KATflow 210 can be fitted with between one and three internal batteries offering up to 37.2 Ah of capacity. 

There have also been further innovations to how the device makes use of this large capacity. The flowmeter is programmed with three different operating modes which allow the user to vary the measurement frequency or send the meter into hibernation. This in turn creates flexibility in the way in which the flowmeter can be implemented. The operator can have measurements which are updating every second for a duration of weeks, or potentially data taken over a period, presently estimated at nine months. 

In support of the new KATflow 210 design, the already reliable Katronic transducers have been further enhanced. The new K1N sensors maintain the standard stainless head and conduit but now have additional sealing and a larger diameter IP 68 connector fitted in order to provide the optimum in waterproofing and strength. 

As well as having a large internal datalogger, the flowmeter can offer users remote data access through wireless data transmission. The instrument also has up to five different wired output or input options, including 4-20 mA, pulse and MODbus outputs. 

Due to its rugged and robust construction, the new KATflow 210 is proving to be a welcome addition to the portable flowmeter market. The design will appeal to service and commissioning engineers and anyone working in an area where the tools need to suit the job and not the other way around.