Insertion Probe Flowmeter Displays New Features
The HydrINS 2 electromagnetic insertion probe from Hydreka has now been launched by Halma Water Management, building on the functionality, proven success and recognised accuracy of the original flowmeter. Chief among the new features is support for an optional LCD screen that gives readouts of all measurements.
As with Hydreka’s original HydrINS, the new product is a portable, easily deployable and remote-monitoring ready method of measuring bi-directional flow rates, using a highly accurate electromagnetic sensor suitable for a wide range of pipe sizes. ‘Hot tap’ installation means that supply is not interrupted, and in addition to the direct output to datalogging devices for result recording and wireless telemetry, the HydrINS 2 also supports an optional LCD display for local (<200m) viewing of readings, results and alarms. The battery life for both the probe and the display is up to 10 years, depending on the setup settings, and both units are watertight – rated to IP68.
The HydrINS 2 can be effectively used throughout the water distribution network, measuring accurate flow rates at reservoirs, treatment works, pumping stations, water pipes and DMA zones. Velocity profiling at the point of measurement validates the enhanced accuracy provided by the stainless steel electrodes. The flow data is easily downloaded and interpreted with the tailor-made Winfluid software (PC or PDA), which can also be used to program the device. Aids to help the physical installation include a reinforced stem, anti-ejection chain, locking nut and insertion point clamp. This product is also easily linkable to other HWM products, with for example a push-fit connector for pressure measurement, and a watertight military specification connection for dataloggers. For more information, the new HydrINS 2 brochure can be downloaded from the HWM website at www.hwm-water.com.