Solutions for Water Treatment: The Sonic-Pro MS-6 Chemical Feed Flowmeter

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Solutions for Water Treatment: The Sonic-Pro MS-6 Chemical Feed Flowmeter

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Industry professionals require an instrument that monitors flow rate and must also be extremely accurate. Blue-White’s Sonic-Pro MS-6 chemical feed flowmeter satisfies both requirements. It has measurable flowrates down to 0.15 gallons per hour and up to 158.5 gallons per hour. Blue-White’s MS-6 flowmeter offers one of the lowest flowrates available.

The ultrasonic technology of the MS-6 flowmeter is an innovative addition to flowmeter offerings in the water and wastewater treatment industries. The flowmeter applies transit time ultrasonic technology to offer a broad flow range, and implementation of this technology provides an immediate solution to a problem the industry has struggled with for years.

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. In addition, the flowmeter has numerous warning functions to alert of problems in the system, for instance air bubble or empty pipe situations.

No flow conditions can indicate there is a block in the chemical line or that the chemical tank is empty, and alarming to these no flow conditions is critical at plants. While chemical controllers can also provide this feedback, the reaction time is slower. This is because it takes time for the system to register a large drop in pH, and for the controller to signal an alarm. In contrast, the MS-6 communicates these problems instantaneously with the SCADA control system. This capability helps ensure minimal downtime as well as loss of production at the plant.

Accurately monitoring the amount of 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 and leads to wasted chemical, which also has a financial impact.

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

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

Heyward Incorporated, specializing in water and wastewater process equipment, has a branch in Charlotte, North Carolina, that currently utilizes the MS-6 flowmeter. Heyward was using the gear flowmeter in a 20% cationic filter aid polymer neat feed application and experiencing gear flowmeter failure. 

With the easy switch to the Sonic-Pro MS-6, there has been no flowmeter failure and the meter readings have consistently been accurate based on drawdowns. Blue-White believes all water treatment plants could benefit from the many innovative features and functions of the MS-6 flowmeter. 

In addition, Blue-White manufactures a broad range of both diaphragm and peristaltic chemical dosing pumps perfect for precision pairing with the MS-6.

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