Jun 03, 2019

Chemical Feed Sensor

Chemical Feed Sensor

The ProSeries-M MS-6 chemical feed sensor accurately measures chemical feed from metering and dosing pumps to ensure proper dosing to critical water and wastewater treatment systems.

Until now, the means available for measuring chemical output from a metering pump have been chemical weighing scales, magnetic meters or flow switches. The challenges associated with chemical weighing systems are accuracy and response time in reporting changes in flow rate. Magnetic meters have issues with low flow capabilities and additional cost factors, such as replacing expensive liners that may not be compatible with all chemicals in use. Flow switches often are unreliable and inaccurate.

This sensor ensures precision accuracy when measuring flow, and its patent-pending design provides the widest flow range on the market, from 10 to 10,000 mL/min (0.158 to 158.5 gph). The sensor provides the operator with an almost immediate indication if there is a problem with metering pump operations. It has a low pressure drop of less than 1 psi.  

Because the sensor is equipped with wetted parts constructed of PVDF and PEEK, it will handle harsh and corrosive chemicals associated with water and wastewater treatment. The end fittings are included with the unit and allow for more than 14 inlet and outlet configurations.  

The sensor has been engineered to require minimal effort to install, including the thoughtfully designed inline pipe fittings, which provide quick and easy setup. The unit is designed to allow the operator to set the flow rate and total set-point triggers, with flow-rate readings as low as 10 mL/min.  

It is equipped with the latest technology and is configurable via Blue-Central desktop software. Blue-Central has easy-to-follow menus to make set up simple. It will automatically update to the latest software version. The operator can view the MS-6 status when it is connected via USB. 

The sensor has a configurable isolated 4-20 mA output and 0 to 10,000 Hz pulse output. The built-in LED status light allows for quick visual inspection. The MS-6 sensor is NSF 61-certified. Blue-White is ISO 9001:2015.

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