Badger Meter introduces the Blancett B1500 Series Turbine Flow Meter designed to perform in harsh environments found in the oil and gas, and petrochemical industries. B1500 flow meters are suited for standard clean, filtered liquid flow applications in precision industrial processes such as batching, blending, filling or general flow measurement.
B1500 Series turbine flow meters feature mechanical linearity, which increases useable flow range and helps mitigate output variance caused by viscosity fluctuations due to changes in fluid temperature. Using a helical rotor design with high-performance ceramic ball bearings, B1500 meters can achieve speed-of-response and minimal pressure drop. Ceramic bearings are also lighter, more tolerant to extreme temperatures and produce less friction than stainless steel ball bearings, according to the company.
B1500 flow meters are easily coupled with B3000 flow monitors to provide a robust flow metering solution with multiple local read and system integration options, according to Badger. Flow rates and totals are presented simultaneously via a crisp dot-matrix LCD display and/or transmitted to a user interface via Modbus RTU, a 4 to 20 mA analog output or totalizing pulse output. Basic, advanced and solar-powered configurations provide users with flexibility.
B1500 Series meters are available in nominal line sizes from ¼ to 2 inches with an accuracy rating of ±0.25% of reading, when linearized with a B3000, and repeatability of ±0.02% of reading. Ideal flow ranges vary between ¼ to 250 gallons per minute depending on line size. The B1500 Series meter is constructed of 316 stainless steel and is available with either ANSI flange or NPT end fittings. B1500 Series turbine flow meters come calibrated and traceable to NIST standards.