Titan Enterprises has built an ultrasonic water meter technology demonstrator using its Atrato flowmeter as a platform.
The device meets all the required water industry performance standards and fits within the 110mm desirable mounting length.
The world domestic water meter market is estimated to reach more than 30 million units this year. The majority of these are ’smart’ meters requiring power to operate.
The sub-meter and heat transfer markets are reported as being the fastest growth sector. Titan’s ultrasonic trial model achieved accuracy better than ±2% over a 250:1 flow range using an external power supply.
Managing director of Titan Enterprises Trevor Forster said: “Existing solid state water meter products tend to be complicated, expensive to produce and frequently do not satisfy all of the performance requirements.
“Atrato’s patented small bore ultrasonic flow metering technology offers many benefits for this application including the potential for low power operation, higher flow models and a wide flow range (400:1), consequently we are seeking to license the technology to a suitable partner for commercial exploitation.”
The standard Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter is a true inline non-invasive flow meter. It can handle flows from laminar to turbulent and is therefore largely immune from viscosity.
It also offers strong turndown, linearity and repeatability. Available in 60°C and 110°C temperature versions and a 30 bar higher pressure model - Atrato flowmeters use patented ’time-of-flight’ ultrasonic technology that enables it to operate over very wide flow ranges (200:1) with excellent accuracy (better than ±1.0% of reading).