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Ultrasonic flowmeters from Titan Enterprises

Titan Enterprises reports on how its flowmeters are being used by filter manufacturers to test the effectiveness of their products.

Filters are used in many processes to remove particulates from a fluid or gas flow.  A typical liquid filter efficiency testing procedure uses a simple circuit consisting of a fluid reservoir, contaminant to be removed injection point, a pump and the filter under test.  Monitoring of the loop is usually done using particle counting equipment before and after the filter to test the removal efficiency.  In addition, the set-up uses a differential pressure gauge to monitor the pressure loss across the filter when a known amount of added contaminant has been removed by the filter. And finally, a flowmeter, usually installed after the filter, is used to measure the volumetric throughput of fluid through the system.

Using this set-up – particle size and contaminant removal efficiency can be recorded giving vital technical information for a filter manufacturer, filtration equipment supplier and ultimately more information for a process engineer to aid their selection of the optimum filter for their application.

Over recent years, Titan Enterprises has worked with several filter manufacturers to develop optimised flowmeters to meet the different demands of their particular test rigs.  These flowmeters range from quite low flow devices through to larger systems and even bypass filtration systems. In bypass filtration applications – a continuous measurement is made of the flow through the filter where the majority of the flow bypasses the element but the proportion that is filtered is usually to a much higher level than could be readily achieved with a full flow filter.  Over time the whole of the fluid is thus filtered to a very high standard.

For further information on flowmeter set-ups for helping test the efficiency of your filtration products please contact Titan Enterprises on +44-1935-812790 / sales@flowmeters.co.uk.

Drawing upon over 40 years of flowmeter innovation – Titan Enterprises Ltd are a manufacturer of high-performance solutions including the Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter, Oval Gear flowmeters, low flow Turbine flow meters and a flow instrument range. Titan’s company philosophy of “pushing the envelope by trying to do things a little different and better” has resulted in sales of over 500,000 products into 50 countries worldwide and a repeat purchase percentage of 95%. All flow meters produced by Titan Enterprises are designed and manufactured to ISO9001 and calibrated to an uncertainty of ±0.25%.

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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