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Posted: Monday 6th October 2014

Durapipe UK has launched a new Variable Area Flowmeter range to offer increased flexibility to consultants, contractors and plant managers looking to specify an effective solution for monitoring flow rates.

The new flowmeter is designed to operate as a visual check for plant engineers who need to monitor a flow rate for control or quality purposes. When very precise measurement is not required, the Durapipe Variable Area Flowmeter is an effective method of confirming a flow rate is being maintained.

Offering a choice of three different tube materials, the new flowmeter is suitable to carry a diverse range of fluids. The PVC option is expected to be the most widely installed, as its excellent chemical resistance properties mean it can safely convey a large variety of chemicals at ambient temperatures. To cater for substances which are flowing at temperatures outside of this range, the Trogamid material is suitable for temperatures below 0°C, while the Polysulfone works with temperatures above 60°C.

Offering complete flexibility, the polypropylene coated float inside the tube can be easily switched for a magnetised float after installation, which is needed if a flow switch is required to identify any fluctuations in flow rate. This enhanced feature of the new product means that if the type of float is changed, the flow rate remains unaffected ensuring the flowmeter is easily adaptable should the process requirements change.

Simple to install, the Durapipe Variable Area Flowmeter does not require any external energy source and works independently from electrical conductivity, not only aiding the speed of installation, but also reducing maintenance and replacement costs over the lifetime of the product.

Commenting on the new product launch, Durapipe’s head of product marketing James Roper said: “We are continually speaking with our customers and assessing the needs of the market to ensure we are developing and enhancing our product offering in line with the industry’s requirements. Our new Variable Area Flowmeter is the latest result of this insight.

“Plant engineers require a flowmeter that can be flexible to their needs, which is why our new product can safely convey a wide range of fluids, has an interchangeable float to allow the retrofitting of flow switches and is fully compatible with all other flowmeters on the market.”

Available in eight different diameter sizes from 3/8” up to 21?2 ”, the Durapipe Variable Area Flowmeter is fully compatible with other flowmeters and suitable for a wide range of industrial applications including water treatment, chemical processing and manufacturing processes.

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