Marsh-McBirney flowmeter wins WEF 2005 Innovative Technology Award

Aug. 2, 2005
The Flo-Dar flowmeter's "above-the-flow" sensor accurately monitors open channel flow while eliminating the need for confined space entry and maintenance issues associated with traditional submerged-style sensors...

FREDERICK, MD, August 1, 2005 -- Marsh-McBirney's Flo-Dar Radar Velocity/Area Flowmeter was selected as the recipient of the Water Environment Federations (WEF) 2005 Innovative Technology Award in the Instrumentation category.

The WEF Innovative Technology Awards are presented annually to associate members who have introduced new, innovative products or services related to the construction, operation, or maintenance of water pollution control facilities. The products or services must demonstrate an innovative aspect utilizing new ideas, methods, alterations and/or unique changes from existing systems. The Instrumentation category includes scientific instruments used either in the laboratory or for control of the different treatment process.

The Marsh-McBirney Flo-Dar flowmeter is the world's first radar velocity/area flowmeter. The meter's "above-the-flow" sensor accurately monitors open channel flow while eliminating the need for confined space entry and maintenance issues associated with traditional submerged-style sensors. The product is the latest in a line of flowmetering devices designed by Marsh-McBirney to keep flow monitoring personnel out of the manhole and out of danger.

Marsh-McBirney Inc. (www.marsh-mcbirney.com) is based in Frederick, Md. For over 30 years it has been a top choice for engineers and professionals in the water and wastewater flow measuring field.

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