MS-6 Flowmeter Provides Solutions to the Water Treatment Market

Remote Monitoring of Chemical Feed Applications

Written by: Andrew Snyder, Blue-White Sales Manager

Blue-White’s® MS-6 Ultrasonic Flowmeter is a practical and innovative new addition to flowmeter offerings in the water and wastewater treatment industries.

The MS-6 Flowmeter provides an immediate solution to a problem the industry has struggled with for years. Industry professionals require extremely accurate measurement and monitoring of flow rates. The MS-6 satisfies both requirements using transit time ultrasonic technology.

Not only does the MS-6 feature a broad flow range, Blue-White’s MS-6 flowmeter offers one of the lowest flowrates on the market, with measurable flowrates down to 10 milliliters per minute (0.15 gallons per hour) and up to 10,000 milliliters per minute (158.5 gallons per hour).

Because Blue-White Industries’ MS-6 provides the necessary capabilities and desired features for water treatment plants, while also being quite cost effective. We believe it provides an excellent alternative to electromagnetic flowmeters for monitoring flow.

Alarming a no flow condition is also critical at treatment plants. This condition could indicate there is a block in the chemical line, or that the chemical tank is empty. The MS-6 communicates these problems instantaneously with the SCADA control system. This capability helps ensure minimal down time and loss of production at the plant.

Although chemical controllers can also provide this feedback, it takes time for the system to register a large drop in PH, and thus for the controller to signal an alarm.

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Features of the MS-6 include a 4-20 mA output, frequency output, and high and low flow setpoints that can be utilized for no flow alarms. The flowmeter also has numerous system warning functions like air bubble or empty pipe problems. Thereby providing crucial information to operators.

Accurately monitoring the chemical being dosed into the system is crucial to ensure effective water treatment. An overdose or underdose of chemical can adversely affect the quality of the treated water. Additionally, it often leads to wasted chemical, which has a financial impact.

With the high accuracy and functionality of the MS-6 flowmeter, plant operators and SCADA personnel will be provided feedback to optimize production.

Although the MS-6 is suitable for use with pumps from many manufacturers, we recommend Blue-White Industries pumps. The company offers a broad range of chemical dosing pumps with a host of standard features and options. A Blue-White metering pump combined with the MS-6 excels helps to ensure smooth reliable chemical feed.

With PVDF and PEEK wetted components, NSF 61 approval, and the necessary features to accurately monitor chemical dosing, the MS-6 is a good fit for drinking water applications.

All water treatment plants could benefit from the many innovative features and functions of the MS-6 flowmeter.