The PrimeProbe is a cost effective alternative to full-bore flow meters and is ideal for use over a wide range of flows and pipe diameters. The flexible data logging capacity enables sophisticated convenient data analysis, delayed or in real-time.
PrimeProbe SMART mode offers optimum accuracy whilst preserving battery life. This mode automatically adjusts the measurement response time when variation of the flow velocity occurs. This gives more accurate results when the flowrate is changing rapidly and also preserves battery life when the flow-rate is stable.
Installation in pipelines is typically via a small valve tapping. It may be installed with the sensor on the pipe centreline or at the position of mean velocity (1/8 pipe diameter). PrimeProbe is a very rugged device with a strong stem and sensor, plus a safety chain. It is available with a choice of six insertion lengths and is waterproof to IP68.
The PrimeProbe provides a pulsed output which may be connected to a PrimeLog+ data logger (for local data collection) or to XiLog+ (for remote data collection). XiLog+ data can be transferred to any FTP server to be viewed online using PrimeWeb or connection to SCADA systems.
Logged flow and pressure data can also be transferred to PrimeWorks or XAP Desktop, providing graphing, reporting, export and database facilities.
If the flow velocity profile is fully developed, the flow meter provides an accurate measurement of water velocity and flow volume. A software package is available to determine the velocity profile by measuring at multiple positions across the pipe.