Flow Monitor Helps National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to Measure Ocean Salt Content
AW-Lake is supplying flow monitors to the with National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for use on its research vessels as part of a process to measure the temperature and salt content of the world’s oceans. NOAA previously was unaware when a pump clogged when taking in salt water as part of its measuring process. Different types of sea plankton and natural sea water debris congested the pump, creating inaccurate sea water readings. An AW-Lake MX 9000 Process Monitor not only tracked the amount of sea water flowing into the pump, but integrated output into the ship’s data-gathering computer. The monitor was calibrated to trigger an alarm onboard the ship if water flow rate dropped below a specific level. “Whether it’s out on the open ocean or the open road, our products are helping different industries measure and monitor flow rates,” stated AW-Lake General Manager Mark Iverson.
Portable Flow Meter for On-Demand Pipe Flow Measurement
AW-Lake offers a new Portable Transit Time Ultrasonic Flow Meter in addition to the full-sized clamp-on version that provides non-contacting flow measurement for the most challenging industrial environments with minimal installation complexity and costs. The new Portable Ultrasonic meter was designed to be deployed easily to measure flow on demand, without difficult installations or process interruptions. The hand-held unit is encased in a rugged IP67 housing and works with the same 3 interchangeable transducers as the full-sized meter, which make it suitable for measurements on a wide range of metal and plastic pipe materials on pipes from ½- to 48-in.