The Atrato ultrasonic flow meter from Titan Enterprises claims to set a new standard for flow monitoring applications requiring a high degree of cleanliness.
Accurate and cost effective flow measurement is increasingly important to industries such as pharmaceuticals, industrial engineering and food and beverages, which require a high degree of cleanliness.
Made from Victrex PEEK polymer, the Atrato features Titan’s patented ultrasonic flow meter technology to handle flows from laminar to turbulent.
The device uses the ’time of flight’ measurement system, in which a signal is passed along the pipe with the flow and then back up the pipe against the flow; the difference in these signals produces the flow rate.
In developing the Atrato, Titan Enterprises selected a high performance polymer that would enable the thread forms which attach the flow meter to the flow pipes to be moulded - something not possible to achieve using traditional metal thread forms.
The polymer also needed to be chemically resistant and have the capability to operate at high temperature up to 110ºC (230ºF).
Due to its intended use in beverage dispensing applications the material also needed to be FDA compliant. Additionally, low moisture absorption was a prerequisite for medical and pharmaceutical applications.
The Atrato has a clean bore construction that aids the flow of liquids. The polymer’s high resistance to cleaning fluids and solvents also enhances the cleaning process.