Open- Package Inspections
Before mounting the flow meters, Inspection whether the instruments is physical damage due to incorrect operations. Report to the Manufacture if there is any damage.
1.Delivery of the Electromagnetic Flow meter
Please note that when delivering the instruments to the mounting field.
Please use elevator belt when delivering flange type flow meter (≤DN 450 ［18”］) and fix position with the two flanges. Chains are forbidden due to abrading the housings.
The gravity center of the Magnetic water meter t may be higher than the lifting points of elevator belt. If the flow instrument slides, it will cause injuries! Please ensure that sliding and spinning will not appear during delivering.
Size ≤DN 450 ［18”］ Flange type Flow meter delivering
Connection box cannot be used to lift the flow meter, using lift rings on the mag meters, and orient the flow meter into the pipelines.
Do not move the flow meter using Fork lift, it can crush the housing and damage the internal coils.
Flow meter Size > 450［18”］ Flange type Flow meter delivering
Flow meter should be put on the Base or Support
Flow meter cannot orient by the housing, otherwise it will cause damage to the internal coils.
Please ensure the following points when mounting:
Flow meter Mounting
Choosing the mounting place
The flow direction should match the arrow direction on the flow meter (if existing)
The flange bolts have been fasted to the max torque rating.
Mechanical stress (twist, bent) shouldn’t exist when mounting, mating flanges keep axial symmetrical and parallel, proper gaskets should be used.
Electromagnetic flow meter Gaskets shouldn’t be extended to the flow area, otherwise whirlpool generated and affecting accuracy of the flow meter.
Any force from the pipe shouldn’t affect the flow meter.
The display of the flow meter should face the users
Protecting plug of the cable entries are only allowed to be removed when wiring.
Remote type mag water meter converter should be mounted on some place where is free from vibration.
Converter of the flow meter should be free from direct sun shine. (Shade is required)
Requirement for the straight pipe: ( D is the inner diameter of the flow meter )
Choosing the place where negative pressure in the pipe is avoided.
Choosing the place where no motors, no transformers are nearby, powerful electromagnetic ware may generate electrical interference.
When measuring mixed-phase medium, the flow meters shouldn’t be mounted on some place where the mixed –phase is separating.
When the environment temperature is between -25 °C~ + 60 °C, direct sun shine is better to be avoided.
Mounting the place where is free from vibration or little vibration, if strong vibration is existed, fix support is required before and after of the flow meter.
Temperature humidity should be within 5% ~9%
Direct raining and immersion is avoided.
Electromagnetic flow meters have low requirement for the straight pipe before and after the flow meters, Flow resistance fittings such as 90° elbow ,T Fittings, reducers, full-open valve,etc should have the 5D distance from the axis of the electrodes (not plane of the sensors) ; 10D distance in the upstream is required if there is different opening valves(for example adjusting opening valve). Normally 3D straight pipe is required in the downstream of the flow meter.
See following figure:
When measuring mixed medium, mixed points should have 30D distances from the flow meter, see following picture
Mounting place and Fluids Direction
The Electromagnetic water Flow meter can be horizontal, Vertical or slide mounted.
When horizontal mounting, the axis of the mag meter electrodes must be horizontal to avoid electrodes short time insulation generated from the bubble in the liquid, also avoid sediments covering electrodes. The sensor shouldn’t be mounted in the highest point to avoid air accumulation in the pipe.
When the magnetic flow meter is vertically mounted, the flow direction should be upwards, it can have following merits. When there is no flow or small flow , the heavy solids in the fluids are down and the fatty substances are up to be away from the electromagnetic flow meter electrodes area. When measuring particle-liquid two phase fluids, such as slurry, pulp, vertical mounting can avoid uneven abrasion from the sediments. As the picture shows. The measuring pipe should be filled with liquid and back pressure should be existed. To avoid negative pressure (damaging the liners), the electromagnetic flow meter shouldn’t mount in the inlet of the pump, outlet is recommended. When sliding mounting the flow meter, the flow meter should be mounted in the going-up pipe; When mounting the flow meter in the open discharging pipe, the meter should be mounted in lower place.
Control Valves and Stop Valves in the downstream (instead of upstream) of the sensors are recommends
Method of mounting the flow meter in the well
Electrical Wiring & Grounding
Grounding Requirement of the Flow meter
Flow meter, Medium and pipeline should be in the same electrical potential which is grounding. Proper grounding is individually grounding in the sensor side, remote version converter connect in the same point. Grounding Resistance <10Ω, grounding wire is BRV-16. Improper grounding can result in abnormal performance.
When the Magnetic Flow meter is mounted in the metal pipe and the pipe without any liners, see following picture of the grounding.
When the mag flow sensor is mounted in PVC Pipes, or lined metal tube, see following grounding picture:
When mounting the water flow sensor in the Cathodic Protecion Pipe , see following picture of grounding:
When mounting the electromagnetic flow sensor in Cathodic Protecion Pipe, grounding wires should by pass the sensor and bridge joint the two flanges and isolate the cathodic protection current and mag flow sensor.