Monitor And Measure Flow Solution
An award winning pipeline solution provider called upon the Processplus team to assist with flow measurement in a rather unusually located pipe line system.
The pipe line runs directly below one of the UK's busiest airport runways.
With up to 8 mega litres of water pumping through the aging pipe it was crucial the operator was able to monitor, measure and act upon any changes to the flow to avoid major incidents.
Initial site survey was carried out whereby engineers were able to access the underground pipe and carry out flow measurement using an ultrasonic clamp-on flow transmitter whilst in the tunnel.
The solution needed to measure pressure transients, provide the data in an actionable format to ensure the pipes would not burst causing major network issues for the operator and the airport
After a site survey 2 locations were identified as the most suitable for the install, but both provided their own unique challenges as well as the obvious challenge of working with an ageing pipe system.
Whilst South Side location was the easier of the two installs, it did mean securing 25 metres of internal cabling in a protective conduit to run from the pipe.
Processplus provided the Kat flow 100. A compact ultrasonic flow transmitter for permanent installation and flow measurement on single pipes. The varied functionality and simple operation of the KATflow 100 make it the perfect product for large projects and customer specific solutions.
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