A new, battery-operated flowmeter by Singer Valve

The SPI-MV battery-powered flowmeter by Singer Valve (courtesy of Empowering Valves)

The SPI-MV battery-powered flowmeter by Singer Valve (courtesy of Empowering Valves)

According to a news reported by EmpoweringValves magazine, Singer Valve has released the Battery Operated Single Point Insertion Electromagnetic Flowmeter (SPI-MV). The flow sensor comes pre-calibrated from McCrometer’s NIST traceable calibration lab, hence requires no recalibration in the field. It can be installed on either side of a Singer valve on the inlet connection and only requires 3 pipe diameters clearance upstream. They can be installed with any pilot system and are available for valve sizes from 3 to 36 inches. As the SPI-MV only protrudes from the valve 4.6 to 6.3 inches it only requires 8 – 12 inches clearance for easy maintenance. The probe itself protrudes into the valve 1/8 the diameter of the valve so it runs little risk of damage with such a short profile in the flow path. Having no moving parts and a single-piece design, the sensor contains nothing to wear or break and is generally immune to clogging by sand, grit or debris.
The Battery Operated SPI-MV can run independently of an external power source for 3-5 years and a small solar panel can be added to extend the lifetime to 10-15 years. It can also be paired with an external AC or DC power source so the battery portion becomes a backup for power outages. It has a 3-key touch local convertor with Die Cast Aluminum IP67 housing. The unit offers dual totalizer pulse output and internal data logging options that can be used for SCADA integration and flow analysis respectively.