Seametrics IP110, IP210, IP150 and IP250 Paddlewheel Flow Meter

The IP100/200-Series are adjustable depth insertion paddlewheels that come in brass, PVC, or 316 stainless models to fit 3” to 40” pipe. Adapters mate with standard 1-1/2” (11x/21x) or 2” (15x/25x), or PVC (11x/21x) NPT threaded fittings such as saddles and weldolets which may be purchased either locally or from Seametrics.

Description

The IP100/200-Series are adjustable depth insertion paddlewheels that come in brass, PVC, or 316 stainless models to fit 3” to 40” pipe. Adapters mate with standard 1-1/2” (11x/21x) or 2” (15x/25x), or PVC (11x/21x) NPT threaded fittings such as saddles and weldolets which may be purchased either locally or from Seametrics.

Ruby bearings and a non-drag Hall-effect sensor give these meters the widest flow range of any of the paddlewheel types. A sensor detects the passage of miniature magnets in the six rotor blades. The resulting square-wave signal can be sent for hundreds of feet over unshielded cable without a transmitter and connected directly to many PLC’s and other controls without any additional electronics.

A modular system of electronics can be installed directly on the flow sensor or mounted remotely. The FT430 (externally powered with pulse), FT440 (loop powered), and FT450 (battery powered) all provide digital rate and total displays, as well as a programmable pulse; the FT440 also provides a 4-20 mA analog output. Built-in data logging is available as an option for secure flow logging.

The “hot-tap” models (IP15x/25x) can be installed or serviced without shutting down the line by means of a 2” full-port isolation valve that comes with a nipple for installation on the pipe fitting. In most circumstances, no special tool is required

Brand

Seametrics

Seametrics

Seametrics, a member of the TASI Flow Group, is a designer and manufacturer of a variety of flow metering and submersible sensor products. Since 1990, we have provided innovative solutions to users in irrigation, fracking, water & wastewater, environmental, and processing applications. Our products have a reputation for durability and accuracy at a competitive price and are sold through our network of domestic and international distributors.

Located just south of Seattle, our Kent, WA factory is home to both our engineering and production groups. We employ just-in-time manufacturing methods and have a high commitment to continuous improvement as demonstrated by our ISO 9001 quality management system. Our focus on innovation, product value and customer accessibility has resulted in over two decades of continuous growth. Seametrics is dedicated to helping conserve the world’s most valuable resource by providing our customers with precision flow meter and environmental sensor products.

Feature

  • Wide flow range
  • One moving part
  • Hot tap available
  • Modular electronics compatible
  • Easily depth adjustable for 3” to 40” pipe

Application

  • Clean water
  • Large pipes
  • Aquariums, water parks
  • Water & wastewater monitoring

Specification

Pipe Size 3” to 40”
Power Low Power: 6-36 Vdc/< 2 mA
Micropowered (-04 Option): 3.1-16 Vdc/60 μA @ 3.6 Vdc
Sensor Low Power: Digital Magnetoresistive
Micropowered (-04 Option): Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR)
Materials Housing Powder-coated cast aluminum
Tubing/Fitting/Sensor Housing Brass, PVC, or 316 Stainless Steel
Rotor PVDF (Kynar®)
Shaft Kynar® /Tungsten Carbide (Kynar® /Ceramic or Kynar®/Silicon Carbide optional)
Bearings Ruby jewel
O-Ring (15x/25x only EDPM
Valve Assembly for: IP11x/21x (Brass/SS) IP11x/21x (PVC) IP15x/25x (Brass/SS) IP15x/25x (PVC)
None None Bronze (316SS optional) Uses gate valve
Fitting Size Required 1.5” FNPT 2” FNPT 2” FNPT 2” FNPT
Maximum Pressure Brass/SS: 200 psi (14 bar)
PVC: 150 psi (10 bar)
Temperature Brass/SS: 200˚ F (93˚ C)
PVC: 130˚ F (55˚ C)
Flow Velocity 0.3 to 30 ft/sec (0.09 to 9.14 m/sec)
Accuracy ± 1.5% of full scale
Output Transistor Maximum Current Sinking 150mA (low power version only)
Cable #22 AWG 3-con, 18’ (6m); 2,000’ (610m) maximum cable run Note: 50’ (15m) maximum for battery-powered or micropowered versions.
Environmental See meter mounted electronic specification for rating.
Regulatory
Mark (applies to full power sensor only configuration and full power FT 430/440/450 mounted configurations)

Additional Information

Quick Start Guide: Seametrics IP15x 25x QuickStart-Guide

Datasheet: Seametrics IP100 200 Datasheet

Manual Instruction: Seametrics IP100 200 Instruction Manual