Why Go Ultrasonic?

Sept. 14, 2020
The benefits of ultrasonic clamp-on meters in water and wastewater applications.

Water and wastewater facilities have complex operational processes that involve a wide range of flow measurement tasks. Each application demands the highest flow meter accuracy and reliability to manage water use. As water resource scarcity continues to be top of mind, water and wastewater facilities have an urgent need to conserve, recycle and reuse water as much as possible. To support these conservation efforts, many decision-makers are opting for ultrasonic clamp-on flow meters over mechanical meters to monitor water flow, network load and influent and discharge water quantity.

Here are a few reasons why ultrasonic clamp-on meters are a leading choice in water and wastewater applications:

Meter Design

Ultrasonic meters clamp on to the exterior of pipes without ever contacting internal liquid. While electromagnetic flow meters may have higher accuracy rates, ultrasonic clamp-on meters can be installed without interrupting service or shutting down operations, which saves time and money.

These meters have no moving or wetted parts, feature a maintenance-free operation and suffer no pressure head loss. This is a significant benefit in comparison to mechanical counterparts, which often require periodic testing or recalibration that can interrupt operations.

Application Flexibility

From water acquisition and filtration to collection and recovery, ultrasonic clamp-on flow meters can be applied in a variety of water and wastewater applications to provide consistently accurate measurement data.

Additionally, ultrasonic clamp-on meters do not require permanent installations, so individuals can reduce installation costs and easily use these portable meters to verify the accuracy of other meters or check flow on pipes throughout their operations.

Measurement Accuracy

Accurate and reliable flow measurement is critical to proper water and wastewater operations and cost management. Unlike mechanical meters, ultrasonic clamp-on meters use solid-state, ultrasonic measurement technology to measure the flow of non-conductive fluids, dirty process fluids that are water-based or sonically conductive and non-potable water where small amounts of particulates exist.

Analytics Connectivity

When paired with a cellular endpoint, ultrasonic clamp-on flow meters give facilities managers access to remote meter reading analytics, which can help them monitor water use and identify leaks and other anomalies within their application.

Ultrasonic clamp-on flow meters provide a wide range of benefits in water and wastewater settings, from well discharge and backwash water to booster pump and lift station applications. No matter which area of your operations you’re looking to verify or improve, ultrasonic clamp-on meters are an optimal solution. WW

Badger Meter offers innovative flow metering and control solutions for smart water management, smart buildings and smart industrial processes to help measure and protect resources for a smarter world. Learn more at www.badgermeter.com.


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