EGE-Elektronik Spezial-Sensoren GmbH - Special-Sensors for Automation

Flow Sensors - Inline-flow monitoring

Flow monitoring and measuring

The EGE-inline flow controllers with digital display monitor flow rates in the range of 0,05...100 l/min and display the flow rate digitally. They feature front panel buttons used to call functions and modify settings. The application area includes all areas of flow monitoring and measuring, in which a flow display is desired.


Series SDN 552 / 554 – thermal principle

The SDN 552/554 series is based on the thermodynamic principle, heat is created in a measuring pipe and absorbed by the passing medium. The dissipated heat quantity is a measurement for the flow speed. A microprocessor processes this data, calculates the flow rate quantity and displays the result in liters/minutes in a 3-digit, 7-segment display.


Series SDV 652 – vortex principle

The flow measurement devices Series SDV 652 are based on the vortex principle. They are well suitable for applications, where a good linearity and larger measurement precision is necessary. They are insensitive to quick temperature changes and the reaction time of the device is below one second. The vortex principle allows a flow measurement without moving parts: Behind a bluff body in the flow, vortexes are generated which are detected by the device and yield the flow velocity.


Series SDI 852 / 853 – magnetic-inductive

The inline flow sensors SDI 852/853 offer a monitoring function as well as precise flow measurements in the range of 0...80 l / min with a measured error smaller than 2%. The flow rate is digitally depicted using a clear 3-digit, 7-segment display. The magnetic-inductive measuring system facilitates that this device i suitable for many different applications in the field of automating processes and workflows. Furthermore, a high degree of measuring accuracy is ensured.
The magnetic-inductive measuring principle requires the electrical conductivity of the medium. Low limit values of 15 µS/cm for water or 10 µS/cm for other fluids still offer a broad function range.
The combination of precise measuring system and small, compact design distinguishes the series SDI from other inline flow sensors. They are easy to install subsequently into existingconfigurations or offer a space-saving alternative for new constructions.
Cooling and temperature control as well as metering circuits, for example in the field of water treatment, are precisely and accurately monitored. This is accomplished with a set point function as well as an analogue linear current and pulse output.


Installation

The inline flow sensors are installed "in-line" into a pipe line. The pipe may be connected directly with the compression tube fitting connection or with an adaptor SDA.... Threaded bushings are located in the bottom housing plate and are used to fasten the device to a support plate or other similar base. A mounting plate (optional accessory) may also be attached to the housing. This makes it possible to fasten the unit from the front.


Signal filter

The parameter for the signal filter allows inputting a value that determines the time interval in which the measuring signal is averaged. Inputs between 0 to 8 seconds are possible. A low value results in a very quick response; a high value results in a very steady display of the measured value. The filter is switched off when the setting is 0. Averaging has the same effect on display and outputs.


Access code

Protection against unauthorized access to the programming functions provides an access code. Without this number combination, only the currently saved values for the switching points and further parameters can be displayed.


Reference adjustment

The accuracy of the displayed flow rate quantity can be optimized with the CAL function using an exact reference flow rate meter. Here you have the option to modify the displayed flow rate value and adapt it to the reference value.


Medium preselection SDN 552 / 554

Besides water, a water-glycol mixture is also often used as a heat carrier in cooling systems. Due to the changed thermal properties of the fluid through the incorporation of glycol, the accuracy of the displayed flow rate value is affected and the limit values are also changed. To correct this effect, the devices of the SDN 552/554 type series have a function for selecting the measurement medium. Glycol fractions up to 30% can be entered. The microprocessor working in the device then calculates the flow rate quantities considering the glycol fraction.


Applications

These devices are especially suitable for flow rate monitoring in cooling systems due to the greater functionality, as well as easy programming and installation.
These devices are characterized by short response times and robust display values, even if the medium is subject to large temperature fluctuations as to be found in welding technology in the automotive industry.
In the display, the flow rate value, which is continuously updated, is displayed in l/min. The person responsible for the plant or the machine has thus constantly the information on the available cooling performance.
Industrial climate control units are often operated with a water-glycol mixture in the secondary cycle due to the danger of freezing. The glycol fraction can be programmed in the SDN menu in a couple of seconds to ensure a correct value is also displayed in the application.


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