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Blancett

Blancett B3100
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Blancett B3100 Series Flow Meter?
A: The operating temperature is – 40...158° F (– 40...70° C). 

Q: How do I connect the battery on the B3100 flow meter?
A: 1. Unscrew the enclosure lid and remove the lid. 2. Remove the display and set it next to the enclosure. 3. Plug the battery into the connector. 4. Replace the display and the lid.

Blancett B3000
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Blancett B3000 Series Flow Meter?
A: The operating temperature is –22...158° F (–30...70° C).

 

Blancett B2900
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Blancett B2900 Series Flow Meter?
A: The operating temperature is –22...158° F (–30...70° C).

 

QuikSert
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Blancett QuikSert In-line Turbine Flow Meter?
A: The standard operating temperature is –150...350° F (–101...177° C). Units equipped with a high-temp pickup increase the range to  450° F (232° C).

Q:What are the straight pipe requirements for the QuikSert Inline Turbine Meter?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor.

Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Blancett Gas QuikSert Turbine Flow Meter?
A: The operating temperature is –40...330° F (–40...165° C).

FloClean
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Blancett FloClean Sanitary Turbine Meter?
A: The operating temperature is –150...300° F (–100...149° C). 

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the FloClean Sanitary Turbine Flow Meter?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 

Model 1750
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Blancett Model B1750 Positive Displacement Flow Meter?
A: The operating temperture for the aluminum model is –20...185° F (–29...85° C). For the stainless steel model it is –20...400° F (–29...204° C).

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the B1750 Positive Displacement Meter?
A: There is no need for straight run piping upstream or downstream of a positive displacement flow meter.

Model 1500
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the B1500 Turbine Flow Meter?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 

 

Model 1200
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Blancett Model 1200 In-line Turbine Flow Meter?
A: The operating temperature for the meter is –60...350° F (–51...177° C), for the Module it is –20...160° F (–7...71° C), and for the Pickup it is –150...325° F (–101...162° C).

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Model 1200 In-line Turbine Flow Meter?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 

Model 1100
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Blancett Model 1100 Turbine Flow Meter?
A: The operating temperature is –150...350° F (–101...177° C).

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the 1100 Series Explosion-proof Turbine Meter?
A: 5 pipe diameters upstream of the sensor.

Model 900
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Blancett 900 Series Flow Meter?
A: The operating temperature is 30...200° F (–1...93° C).

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Series 900 flow meter?
A: There is no need for straight run piping upstream or downstream of a positive displacement flow meter.

Coriolis

RCT1000
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Coriolis RCT1000??
A: The operating temperature is –40...392° F (–40...200° C).

Q: What components comprise the Coriolis RCT1000 remote mount metering system?
A: The complete Coriolis remote mount metering system consists of a senor, transmitter and cable assembly, each of which must be purchased separately.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Coriolis RCT1000 mass flow meter?
A: There is no need for straight run piping upstream or downstream of a Coriolis mass flow meter.

Cox

EC80 Flow Processor
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Cox EC80 Flow Processor?
A: The operating temperature is –40...185° F (–40...85° C).

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Cox EC80 flow processor?
A: There is no need for straight run piping upstream or downstream of a Cox EC80 flow processor.

IFC15 Flow Processor
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Cox IFC15 Flow Processor?
A: The operating temperature is –40...185° F (–40...85° C).
Exact Turbine
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Cox Exact Turbine Meters?
A: The operating temperature is –150...330° F (–101...165° C).

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Cox Exact Dual Rotor Turbine flow meter?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the meter. 

Precision Turbine
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Cox Precision Turbine flow meter?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the meter.  

 

Gas Turbine
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Cox Precision Gas  flow meter?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the meter. . 
LoFlo Turbine
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Cox Precision LoFlow meter?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the meter. 

Dynasonics

TFX Ultra
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Dynasonics TFX Ultra Transmitter? 
A: The operating temperature is –40...131° F (–40...55° C) for line AC power with Ethernet option; –40...149° F (–40...65° C) for all other options.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the TFX Ultra Transit Time Flow Meters?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 

TFX-500w
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Dynasonics TFX-500w Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meter Transmitter?
A: The operating temperature is  –4...140° F (–20...60° C) with the display or –40...158° F (–40...70° C) without the display.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the TFX-500w Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meter?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 

Q: What tools do I need to install a TFX-500w meter?
A: 1. Screwdrivers, wide blade and tiny blade (for securing wires to the terminal blocks) 2. User manual for the transducers 3. Four #8 or M4 screws, if mounting the transmitter on a wall  4. Stainless steel banding straps, if mounting the transmitter on a pipe 

EasyRail Transducer
Q: Can the Dynasonics Easy-Rail transducer be installed vertically?
A: The Easy Rail mounting system (DTTJ/DTTK) can be installed on vertical or horizontal pipes. For horizontal applications, install the system on the side of the pipe.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the EasyRail Mounting System (DTTJ/K) Transducers?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 

DTTS/C Transducers
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the DTTS/C Transducers?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 
DTTH/L/N/R Transducers
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the DTTH/L/N/R Transducers?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 
DXN Portable
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the DXN Portable Ultrasonic Measurement System?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 
DFX Doppler
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the DFX Doppler Ultrasonic Flow Meter?
A: Depends on piping configuration. See page 11 of user manual.
iSonic 4000
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the iSonic 4000 Flow Meter?
A: None. Install the sensor at a maximum of 49.21 in. (125 cm) above the flume bottom (minimal measured level) with a minimum of 1.97 in. (5 cm) distance above the maximal measured level.
UFX Handheld
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the UFX Flow Meter?
A: 10 pipe diameters downstream and 5 pipe diameters upstream of the sensor. 
U500w
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the U500w Ultrasonic Meter?
A: 5 pipe diameters upstream of the sensor.

E-Series

E-Series Residential Meters (5/8...1 in.)
Q: What is the measured-fluid temperature range of Polymer or Stainless Steel meters 5/8 through 1 in.? 
A: 34…140° F (1°…60° C) 

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the E-Series Ultrasonic flow meter for industrial applications?
A: 5 pipe diameters upstream of the meter. 

Q: On E-Series meters, what flow rate initiates a Backflow Alert? 
A: The E-Series meter starts recording reverse flow as soon as it is sensed by the meter. For the 5/8…1 inch E-Series, the meter needs to register around 1 gallon of reverse flow for the alarm to activate on the meter display. For the 1-1/2 in. and 2 in. E-Series, the meter needs to register around 10 gallons of reverse flow for the alarm to activate on the meter display.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the E-Series Ultrasonic flow meter for residential applications?
A: 5 pipe diameters upstream of the meter. 

E-Series Light Commercial Meters (1-1/2...2 in.)
Q: What is the measured-fluid temperature range of Stainless Steel meters 1-1/2 and 2 in.? 
A: 34…140° F (1°…60° C)
E-Series Plus
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the E-Series Ultrasonic Plus flow meter for industrial applications?
A: 5 pipe diameters upstream of the meter. 
E-Series Fire Service
Q: What is the measured-fluid temperature range for 3/4 and 1 in. meters?
A: 34…140° F (1°…60° C) 

Q: What is the measured-fluid temperature range for 1-1/2 and 2 in. meters?
A: 34…140° F (1°…60° C)  

Flo-Tech

Activa Sensor Array
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Flo-tech Activa Sensor Array?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the meter. 
Classic Flow Sensor
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Flo-tech Classic Flow Sensor?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the meter.
Ultima Sensor Array
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Flo-tech Ultima Sensor Array?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the meter. 
Quad Flow Sensor
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Flo-tech Quad Flow Sensor?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the meter. 
PFM Portable Hydraulic Testers
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Flo-tech PFM Portable Hydraulic Testers?
A: 12 inches upstream and 5 and 12 inches downstream of the tester. 
USB Hydraulic System Analyzer
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Flo-tech USB Hydraulic System Analyzer?
A: There are no straight pipe requirements for the analyzer.

Flow Dynamics

Flow Gator Portable Flow Transfer Standard
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Flow Dynamics Flow Gator Portable Flow Transfer Standard?
A: The operating temperature is –40...140° F (–40...60° C).

Hedland

Hedland Flow Meters
Q: Which gauges are used with Hedland meters?
A: H501015: Typically used with Air Meter “EG” options (e.g. H771A-100-EG) or Air Test Kits (e.g. H771A-100-TK).
HN100309: Typically used with liquid Test Kits using aluminum and brass materials, or up to 3500 PSI (e.g. H700B-040-TK or HTK801A-075)
HN100310: Typically used with liquid Test Kits using stainless steel material, or up to 6000 PSI (e.g. H700S-040-TK or HTK801S-075)

Q: Why is there a bubble in the gauge?
A: This is normal. The bubble helps dampen the pressure inside the gauge to provide accurate readings.

EZ View
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Hedland EZ-View Flow Meters?
A: The operating temperature is 32...250° F (0...121° C) for the standard model and 32...140° F (0...60° C) for models with Type 1 PVC fittings.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Hedland EZ-View Variable Area Flow Meters?
A: There are no straight pipe requirements for the Hedland EZ-View Variable Area Flow Meters.

Variable Area
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Flow-Alert Variable Area Flow Meters?
A: There are no straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Flow-Alert Variable Area Flow Meters.

 

Inline Liquid
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Inline Liquid Flow Meter?
A: There are no straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Inline Liquid Flow Meter.
Water-Based
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Hedland Water Based Fluid Meters?
A: The operating temperature is –20...240° F (–29...116° C) for standard models. For High Temperature and Hostile Environment models, the temperature is –20...400° F (–29...205° C) continuous and 400...500° F (205...260° C) intermittent.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Water-based Fluid Meter?
A: There are no straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Water-based Fluid Meter.

Water-Based and Other Liquids
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Hedland Water and Other Fluid Meters?
A: The operating temperature is –20...240° F (–29...116° C) for standard models. For High Temperature and Hostile Environment models, the temperature is –20...400° F (–29...205° C) continuous and 400...500° F (205...260° C) intermittent.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Water-based and Other Fluid Meter?
A: There are no straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Water-based and Other Fluid Meter.

Air and Compressed Gas
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Hedland Air and Compressed Gas Meters?
A: The operating temperature is –20...240° F (–29...116° C) for standard models. For High Temperature and Hostile Environment models, the temperature is –20...400° F (–29...205° C) continuous and 400...500° F (205...260° C) intermittent.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Air and Compressed Gas Meters?
A: There are no straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Air and Compressed Gas Meters.

API OIl/Caustic and Corrosive Liquid
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Hedland API Oil/Caustic and Corrosive Liquid Meters?
A: The operating temperature is –20...240° F (–29...116° C) for standard models. For High Temperature and Hostile Environment models, the temperature is –20...400° F (–29...205° C) continuous and 400...500° F (205...260° C) intermittent.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the API Oil/Caustic and Corrosive Liquid Meters?
A: There are no straight pipe requirements for the Hedland API Oil/Caustic and Corrosive Liquid Meters.

Caustic and Corrosive Air/Gas
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Hedland API Oil/Caustic and Corrosive Liquid Meters?
A: The operating temperature is –20...240° F (–29...116° C) for standard models. For High Temperature and Hostile Environment models, the temperature is –20...400° F (–29...205° C) continuous and 400...500° F (205...260° C) intermittent.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Caustic and Corrosive Air/Gas Meters?
A: There are no straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Caustic and Corrosive Air/Gas Meters.

Phosphate Ester
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Hedland Phosphate Ester Fluid Meters?
A: The operating temperature is –20...240° F (–29...116° C) for standard models. For High Temperature and Hostile Environment models, the temperature is –20...400° F (–29...205° C) continuous and 400...500° F (205...260° C) intermittent.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Phosphate Ester Fluid Meters?
A: There are no straight pipe requirements for the Hedland Phosphate Ester Fluid Meters.

MR Flow Meter
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Hedland MR Flow Transmitter?
A: There are no straight pipe requirements for the Hedland MR Flow Transmitter.
Petroleum Fluid
Q: What is the  operating temperature of the Hedland Petroleum Fluid Meters?
A: The operating temperature is –20...240° F (–29...116° C) for standard models. For High Temperature and Hostile Environment models, the temperature is –20...400° F (–29...205° C) continuous and 400...500° F (205...260° C) intermittent.

Impeller

Series 228/250
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Impeller 228 and 250 metal tee sensors?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 
Hot Tap 225 and 226 Series and Insertion 220 Series
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Impeller 220, 225 and 226 insertion sensors?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 
SDI Series
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Impeller SDI Series Flow Sensor?
A: The operating temperature is 14...150° F (–10...65° C) for the electronics and LCD–4...150° F (–20...65°C) for the LCD.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Impeller SDI flow sensors?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 

380 Series BTU Energy
Q: What is the ambient temperature of the Impeller 380 Series System BTU Meter?
A: The ambient temperature is –4...149° F (–20...65° C).

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Impeller 380 Btu system meter?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 

228PV PVC Series
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Impeller Series 228PV PVC Tee Industrial Flow Sensor?
A: The operating temperature is 35...110° F (2...43° C).

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Impeller 228PV PVC Tee flow sensor?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 

Series 4000
Q: What is the maximum temperature of the Impeller Series 4000 Flow Sensors?
A: The maximum temperature is 140° F (60° C) for the PVC model and 220° F (104° C) for the PVDF model.

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Impeller Series 4000 flow sensor?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 

Series 735
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Impeller Series 735 flow sensor?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 
228PV Series
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Impeller Series 228PV wireless flow sensor?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 
350PV Series
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Impeller Series 350PV wireless flow sensor?
A: 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream of the sensor. 
Wireless Flow Sensors
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Impeller Wireless Flow Sensors?
A: The operating temperature is 32...150° F (0...65° C).
FC-5000 BTU Monitor
Q: What is the ambient temperature of the Impeller FC-5000 BTU Monitor?
A: The ambient temperature is 32...130° F (0...55° C).
3000/3001 Series
Q: What is the operating temperature of the 3000/3100 Series Flow Monitor?
A: The operating temperature is –4...158° F (–20...70° C).
3050 Series
Q: What is the operating temperature of the 3050 Series BTU Monitor?
A: The operating temperature is –4...158° F (–20...70° C).
330 Series Relay Transmitter
Q: What is the operating temperature of the 330 Series Relay Transmitter?
A: The operating temperature is –20...158°F (–25...70°C).
340 BN/MB BTU Energy Transmitter
Q: What is the operating temperature of the 340 BN/MB BTU Energy Transmitter?
A: The operating temperature is 32...158° F (0...70° C).
340LW
Q: What is the operating temperature of the 340LW Series LonWorks BTU  Transmitter?
A: The operating temperature is -20...158° F (-29...70° C).
340NZ
Q: What is the operating temperature of the 340N2 Series Metasys Btu Transmitter?
A: The operating temperature is -20...158° F (-29...70° C).
310 Analog
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Series 310 Analog Transmitter?
A: The operating temperature is -20...158° F (-29...70° C).
320 Pulse
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Series 320 Pulse Transmitter?
A: The operating temperature is -20...158° F (-29...70° C).
THT Sensor
Q: What is the temperature range of the THT Sensor?
A: The temperature range is 0...250° F (–17...121° C).
ModHopper R9120-5 Wireless Transceiver
Q: What is the environmental temperature range of the Modhopper R9120-5 Wireless Modbus Transceiver?
A: The environmental temperature range is 32-212° F ( 0...50° C).

Industrial Oval Gear

Inline and Flanged Meters
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Inline and Flanged Meters 1/4…3 in.?
A: The operating temperature for stainless steel models is –22...240° F (–30...120° C). The operating temperature for LCP models is –22...176° F (–30...80° C). 

 

Electronic Preset Meters
Q: What is the operating temperature of the Electronic Preset Meter 2 Model EPM-2 IND Standard?
A: The operating temperature is 20…120° F (–5…50° C).

Q: What is the operating temperature of the Electronic Preset Meter 2 Model EPM-2 IND Advanced?
A: The operating temperature is 20…120° F (–5…50° C).

Industrial Turbo

Industrial Turbo Meters
Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Industrial Turbo Meter?
A:  A minimum of 10 pipe diameters (minimum of 25 pipe diameters for smallest size) of straight unobstructed pipe is recommended upstream of a meter installed without a plate strainer. 

Q: What are the straight pipe requirements for the Industrial Turbo Meter with Butterfly Valve?
A: 

Q: What is the operating temperature of the Industrial Turbine Meters Turbo Model?
A: The operating temperature is 32...250° F (0...121° C).