Meet The Sherlock Holmes Of Commercial Irrigation Flow Meters.
Sherlock Holmes. Hercule Poirot. Dick Tracy. All world class detectives.
Well, you can add the FLOMEC® QS200 to that list.
Why? The QS200 Ultrasonic Flowmeter measures flow rates 5x lower than most other flow sensors on the market AND offers extended leak detection down to 0.1 fps. That means it can detect leaking valves, blockages and other hidden irrigation system problems those other meters cant.
Here's The Problem With Most Flow Meters In Commercial Irrigation Applicatons.
Paddle wheel, nutating disc and other mechanical flow meters have an impeller that has to start moving for the meter to sense any flow. To do that, there has to be enough flow for the impeller to overcome friction.
Thats no problem in many applications, where mechanical flow meters work great. But commercial irrigation is different. The low flows typical in drip lines and bubblers often arent enough to get those impellers moving.
So what happens? The meters read no flow even when there IS flowits just below their ability to sense.
Thats a red herring. It masks system leaks. These small leaks add up to big losses over time.
A Small 0.3 GPM Leak Adds Up To These Water Losses Over Time:
- 18 gallons every hour
- 432 gallons in one day
- 12,960 gallons in one month
- 157,680 gallons in one year
Thats an enormous waste of water if undetected!
It can also mask system blockages. When you know your meters read no flow even when there IS flow, how are you supposed to know when there actually ISNT?
The QS200 Was Designed Specifically To Handle The Low Flows Typical In Commercial Irrigation
So how is the QS200 different? Whats the secret of its super-sleuthing ability?
Its ultrasonic, with no moving parts. Theres no impeller that has to start moving for the meter to sense flow. The QS200 measures flow rates as low as 0.22 GPM, with extended leak detection down to 0.1 fps! It provides an accurate reading of liquid flow rate and accumulated flow.
The QS200 ultrasonic insert is available with a PVC tee or as an insert retrofit for easy replacement of some existing paddle wheel flow sensors.
So, should you choose the QS200 for your commercial irrigation system?
Its elementary, my dear Watson.
The QS200 Is On The Case! (Case Study, That Is.)
Read all about how the QS200 Insertion Ultrasonic Flowmeter helped these municipalities and organizations save money by detecting previously hidden irrigation system problems.
City of Irvine
City of Fontana
University of Tennessee
QS200 Data Sheet
QS200 Owners Manual
QS200 Installation Guide
QS200 Installation CAD Detail (pdf)
QS200 Power Consumption (White Paper)
QS200 Application Park Maintenance
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