Kobold introduce plastic flow meters

Innovative international manufacturer of flow, pressure, level, and temperature measuring, Kobold has launched a plastic flow meter and a monitor – KSK and KSM models.

According to Kobold the plastic flow meter works on the ‘suspended float’ measuring principle, where the float glides up and down in a conical measuring tube.

The company said the plastic flow meter’s light weight makes it ideally suited for systems which cannot be statically loaded, for example, non-stationary technical systems.

“The units find application in cooling circuits, water treatment and plant engineering,” said the company in a statement.

Kobold says the standard measuring ranges of model KSK are 1.5 – 11 … 100 – 1000 l/h water and 0.15 – 0.45 … 20 – 105 Nm³/h air while model KSM’s ranges are 15 – 150 … 8000 – 60000 l/h water, 0.8 – 5 … 300 – 2500 Nm³/h air.

The company further says the maximum temperature range depends on the design and options, and varies from max. 60 °C to max. 100 °C. while maximum pressure for KSK is PN10, (PN16 for KSM).

The units, constructed of polyamide or polysulfone material, easily handle a variety of corrosive media, as well as all neutral media.

Meanwhile the percentage scale can be replaced by scales with other units on request and the scale length and direct readability of the float position guarantee an accurate identification of the reading and a visual inspection of the measured medium.

“By upgrading the instrument with a potential free reed contact, users can also have an economical flow monitor with bi-stable function in addition to the flow meter function.”

The screw cap allows an easy installation in any system and corresponding screw fittings are available on request.

The special advantages of the plastic flow meter include rugged and shock/corrosion resistant, special scales can be attached, guide rails for limit switches, which can be retrofitted and nominal sizes, measuring range and measuring tube material are all marked.

Kobold develops, manufactures and sells instruments for monitoring, measuring and regulating flow, pressure, level and temperature, offering one of the broadest lines of sensors, switches and transmitters in the industry.

The instruments are used in countless OEM and industrial applications and in Southern Africa Kobold are represented by Instrotech.


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