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Titan Enterprises reports on how Selmech Supplies Ltd has integrated the 800 Series flow meter into its silage additive applicator systems to ensure precise dosing of these additives.

Addition of a preservative to forage crops is a common practice to prevent degradation but also to improve palatability for the animals that feed on them. Historically aggressive chemicals were added in fairly high volumes requiring very large fluid tanks or frequent refilling during harvesting.  Modern silage additives tend to be applied at ever lower levels but must be applied at a rate which very accurately matches the harvesting yield and conditions. To achieve successful results it is important the additive is applied at the correct dosing level. Too little and the desired result is not achieved, too much and expensive product is wasted.

To address this challenge, Selmech Supplies Ltd. turned to Titan Enterprises to work with them to develop a new generation of semi-automated additive applicator able to precisely measure additive flow rates and adjust pump drive levels to maintain correct application levels.

Rob Sheppard of Selmech Supplies commented ” We chose to integrate the Titan Enterprises 800 Series flowmeter into our additive applicator systems because it offers a good cost/performance balance and most importantly is tolerant of the aggressive chemicals our customers sometimes use. To cover varying application ranges we use three different versions of the 800 flowmeter in our products.  Each 800 Series flowmeter supplied has the same mechanical form factor and the same electrical output ensuring result consistency and reproducibility from applicator system to system – which is a huge benefit”.  Mr Sheppard added “We prefer to deal with suppliers where you can discuss technical issues and seek advice. This is very much the case with Titan where advice and support is always freely available. The advantage of being able to speak with someone who actually knows what they are talking about cannot be over emphasised”.

Operating over 6 flow ranges from 0.05 to 15 litres per minute, the Titan Enterprises 800 Series turbine flowmeter combines high performance and competitive pricing. Using totally non-metallic wetted components makes the 800 Series an ideal choice for the metering of aggressive chemicals in particular.

Titan Enterprises

With more than 40 years’ experience in flowmeter innovation — Titan Enterprises Ltd is a UK-based manufacturer of high-performance solutions such as the Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter, oval gear flowmeters and the low flow turbine flowmeters and instrument range. Our knowledgable team can offer either an off-the-shelf meter or fully bespoke flow system designed for a particular application, whether it is a low-cost OEM solution or a specialist flowmeter in exotic materials you are looking for.

With more than 40 years’ experience in flowmeter innovation — Titan Enterprises Ltd is a UK-based manufacturer of high-performance solutions such as the Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter, oval gear flowmeters and the low flow turbine flowmeters and instrument range. Our knowledgable team can offer either an off-the-shelf meter or fully bespoke flow system designed for a particular application, whether it is a low-cost OEM solution or a specialist flowmeter in exotic materials you are looking for.

Titan’s company philosophy of ‘pushing the envelope by trying to do things a little different and better’ has resulted in sales of more than 500,000 products in 50 countries worldwide and a repeat purchase percentage of 95 per cent — something that founder Trevor Forster is justly proud of.

Today, Titan supplies innovative flow measurement solutions to a broad range of sectors, including medical, industrial, food and drink, laboratory and pharmaceutical. Its latest innovation — the Atrato flowmeter range — is set to challenge conventional flowmeter thinking the world over. The culmination of eight years’ research and development in collaboration with the Department of Process & Engineering at Cranfield University (UK), it can handle low flows from laminar to turbulent and is largely immune from viscosity effects.

For higher-volume users we can tailor the design of a flowmeter to match your exact application requirements and thus not compromise achievable results with a less-than-ideal sensor. The resultant device would be unique to your application but would still benefit from Titan’s tried-and-tested, modern manufacturing methods to ensure a competitive OEM solution. From an initial concept Titan can offer a complete service from budget costings through prototypes to full production. Often the cost of origination and tooling can be amortised over the life of the product.

All flowmeters produced by Titan are designed and manufactured to ISO9001 and calibrated to an uncertainty of ±0.25 per cent. We produce chemically resistant, high-accuracy digital flowmeters that are not only competitively priced but are engineered to give long-term reliable performance.

However, the value of a flowmeter cannot be judged by price alone. Often in industrial applications the reliability of a product far outweighs the initial purchase price as ‘downtime’ is extremely expensive. At Titan, we endeavour to produce devices that are inherently reliable but are manufactured using the latest and most economical production techniques.

Typical applications overview

  • Flow batching
  • Engine test metering
  • Oil flow measurement and metering
  • Hydraulic fluid measurement and metering
  • High-viscosity fluid measurement and metering
  • OEM equipment
  • Chemical plant measurement and metering
  • Hazardous areas (simple apparatus)
  • Laboratory use
  • Cooling equipment measurement and metering
  • Drink dispensing
  • Semiconductor plant

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