Micronics Doppler Flow Meter used by Aqua Enviro to measure flow in sludge treatment plant

A Micronics UF D5000 (pictured) was used by Aqua Enviro – a leading environmental consultancy in the water, wastewater and organic waste sectors – to measure the flow of potable water sludge through a transfer main to a treatment plant in January 2015. This was part of capital works to design a site upgrade.

It works very

well with dirty water and sludge. It is reliable, simple to use and accurate. We have used the unit on several occasions in treatment plants across the UK.

provide drainage solutions to one of London’s most high profile developments on the site of the former Battersea Power Station. The new development, Nine Elms, is a 200-acre central London


regeneration zone that will have more than 3,000,000sq ft of space for shops, restaurants, cafes and offices, along with more than 4,000 new homes. ACO will provide 2,200m

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Management has won the tender to

owland Minall, Aqua Enviro’s Operations' Manager undertook an internet search for a robust flow meter that could cope with high solids water. The Micronics unit is a non-contacting Doppler flow meter that gives accurate measurement from outside the pipe, meaning there was no requirement to cut into the pipes and no contact is made with the liquid. Installation is simple as there is no need to shut down the pipe. There is no fouling or scale build-up on the sensor. It is recommended for full pipes and any fluid that contains solids or bubbles so it was ideal for use in the selected location. Operation is very straightforward. The UF D5000 strap-on sensor is mounted on the outside of a plastic or metal pipe 12.7 mm in diameter or larger. To measure flow, an acoustic signal is reflected back to the sensor from moving particles or gas bubbles suspended in the fluid. Designed for problematic liquids, it works best in applications that would defeat most contacting flow meters. Because the sensor is mounted on the outside of the pipe, it is unaffected by abrasives or harsh chemicals and there is no obstruction to flow and no pressure drop. It measures flow in PVC, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron, fiberglass and lined pipes; indeed any pipe material that conducts ultrasound.


Rowland Minall has been more than satisfied with the Micronics unit. “It works very well with dirty water and sludge. It is reliable, simple to use and accurate. We have used the unit on several occasions in treatment plants across the UK.” For further information on this project or the Micronics range call Micronics on 01628 810456, or visit:

ACO wins drainage tender for former Battersea Power Station

of drainage for Phase 1 of the new development, around the Battersea Power Station. The specification is for MultiDrain M100 complete with Brickslot grating with galvanised steel channels to aid the fast removal of surface water from the area. Phase 2 will redevelop the areas surrounding Battersea Power Station and will include the pedestrianised Electric Boulevard with 45 shops, 12 cafes and restaurants, and more than 1,300 new homes. Nick Burchett, Regional


Sales Engineer at ACO said: “Battersea Power Station is one of the most significant real estate developments in the world and we are delighted that our

MultiDrain Brickslot grating has been chosen to be the specified drainage solution for the first phase of the development. The combination of MultiDrain and Brickslot provides an ideal drainage solution for pedestrian areas that require a discreet but highly efficient method of removing surface water quickly and safely.”


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