GE Panametrics PT900 Ultrasonic Clamp On Portable Flow Meter

PT900 Portable Ultrasonic Flow Meter

  • Wireless Communication Wireless tablet for Bluetooth communication with the transmitter
  • New and Improved Clamping Fixtures Fixtures which are now quicker and easier to install
  • Channel Options Available as a single or dual channel option
  • Improved Accuracy +/- 1% of reading on pipe diameters above 50 mm (2 inch) and +/- 2% of reading on pipe diameters above 15 mm and below 50 mm
Product Options
PocketMIKE Thickness Gauge
I/O Cable (Input/Output Cable)

Overview

The PT900 is the latest generation of portable clamp on flow meters from GE Panametrics. It has been designed based on its predecessor, the PT878, following on from years of feedback from users of portable flow meters and how they are used. The user interface, clamping fixtures and transmitter have all undergone a complete redesign.

The PT900 uses wireless Bluetooth technology to communicate with the transmitter and tablet. The PT900 android app features a setup guide wizard to enable first time users to quickly setup the meter and get measurements within minutes.

The PT900 has improved accuracy over the PT878, achieving ±1% of reading (50 mm or greater pipe sizes) and ±2% of reading (15 – 50 mm pipes sizes). Compatible with a wide range of transducers to suit most pipe sizes and materials, both lined and unlined pipes.

Additional available accessories:


  • Energy kit
  • I/O (input/output) cables
  • Rechargeable battery pack
  • GE PocketMike thickness gauge
  • 100 ft extension cables
  • External battery charger for spare battery

The PT900 is ideal for many types of survey:

  • Energy surveys – the PT900 can be combined with an energy kit to become a full energy meter for use on heating and cooling systems. Testing efficiency of hot water systems.
  • Water usage surveys - ideal for leak detection and monitoring water consumption. It can also be used for verifying flow rates of other flow meter technologies
  • Chemical dosing – ideal for measuring the dosage of chemicals as there is no contact with the actual chemicals. Meaning there is no problem with highly acidic or alkaline chemicals.

Manufactured by: GE Panametrics
Model: PT900 Portable Ultrasonic Flow Meter

Services offered for this product

  • Sales
  • Rental
  • Installation
  • Calibration
  • Maintenance

Applications

Potable water
Wastewater
Cooling and heating water
Ultrapure water
Water/glycol solutions
Crude oil
Refined hydrocarbons
Chemicals
Beverages

Specification

Operation and Performance
Fluid Types Liquids: acoustically conductive fluids, including most clean liquids and many liquids with small amounts of entrained solids or gas bubbles
Flow Measurement Patented Correlation Transit-Time™ mode
Pipe Sizes Standard: 0.5 to 24 inch (15 to 600 mm)
Optional: Upto 300 inch (7500 mm) available upon request
Pipe Wall Thickness Up to 3 inch (76.2 mm)
Pipe Materials All metals and most plastics
(Consult RS Hydro for concrete, composite materials and highly corroded or lined pipes)
Accuracy ±1% of reading (2 in / 50 mm or greater pipe sizes)
±2% of reading (0.5 in / 15 mm to <2 in / 50 mm pipe sizes)
Installation assumes a fully developed, symmetrical flow profile (typically 10 diameters upstream and 5 diameters downstream of straight pipe run). Final installation accuracy is a function of multiple factors including fluid, temperature range, pipe centricity among other factors.
Repeatability ±0.2% of reading
Range (Bidirectional) 0.1 to 40 ft/s (0.03 to 12.19 m/s)
Response Time Up to 2 Hz
Measurement Parameters Velocity, volume, mass, energy, total flow
Channels 1 or 2 channels
PT900 Flow Transmiter
Enclosure IP66
Specifications

Weight: 3 lb (1.4 kg)
Size (h x w x md): 7.9 x 4.3 x 1.5 in (200 x 109 x 38mm)
Mounting: Soft strap around pipe or magnetic clamp

Analog Inputs 4-20 mA (qty 2)
Analog Output 4-20 mA (qty 1)
Digital Output Pulse (totaliser), frequency, alarm (qty 1)
Digital Communication

Modbus via RS485 port
Bluetooth® wireless
Micro-USB port

Battery Type: Lithium Ion (high-energy, rechargeable)
Life (continuous operation): 18-20 hours
Life (power saver mode): >4 days
Charger: 100 to 240 VAC (50/60 Hz)
Charging /time: Up to 3 hours (from 0% to 100%)
Operating Temperature -20 to 55°C (-4 to 131°F)
Electronic Classifications CE (EMC Directive) IEC 61326-1:2013, IEC 61326-2-3:2013, LVD 2006/95/EC, EN 61010-1 2010
ANSI/UL STD. 61010-1, CAN/CSA STD. C22.2 NO. 61010-1
WEEE Compliant
RoHS Compliant
User Interface
Display Tablet with Android operating system (version 4.4 or greater), LCD capacitive touchscreen, 800 x 1280 resolution
Dimensions 7 in. Tablet:
7.75 x 4.75 x 0.75 in. (196 x 120 x 19 mm) typical
8 in. Tablet:
8.75 x 6.00 x 0.75 in. (222 x 152 x 19 mm) typical
Battery Life >12 hours of continuous use
Battery Charger 100 to 250 VAC (50/60 Hz)
Operating Temperature 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
Communication with Flow Transmitter Bluetooth®
Clamp-On Transducers
Temperature Range* Standard: -40 to 302°F (-40 to 150°C)
Optional: -328 to 752°F (-200 to 400°C)
See individual transducer model specifications for exact temperature range
Mounting New PT clamping fixture for pipes ≥2 in. (50 mm)
CF-LP clamping fixture for 1/2 in. (15 mm) to 2 in. (50 mm) pipes
PT9 Transducer Cables Standard Length: 25 ft (8 m) or RG316 coaxial cable
Maximum Length: 100 ft (30 m) of RG316
Temperature Range: -40 to 302°F (-40 to 150°C)

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FAQ's

Yes, the ordering process is very easy. Orders can be made via purchase order or by credit/debit card. Once we have the paperwork we can delivery next day to any location in Europe. Provided with the equipment is a quick start guide, and if you need extra support, the technical support engineers can be contacted via phone call.
No, all of our flowmeters are competitively priced and rental is an ideal option for cutting costs to a fraction of a full priced new flowmeter.
No problem. The quick start guide is designed to make installing the flow meters a simple task. Everything you require for set up will be found in the peli-box supplied with the flowmeter.
Every flow meter is tested upon shipping and return as part of our ISO9001 procedure. Also, as part of this procedure, the flow meter is calibrated once a year. If a copy of the calibration certificate is needed let us know.
The flow meters typically provide an accuracy of
We are here to help. If the self-help and quick start guides do not help, then call one of our technical support engineers on +44 (0) 1527 882060. We have supplied and supported many clamp on rental installations throughout Europe.
First, contact us for a quote. If you are happy with the quote then send us a purchase order. Or alternatively call us with credit card details and fill out and send us a rental agreement form.
If the stock is permitting, and all paperwork is received by 12pm then flow meters can usually be available the next day.
The minimum hire period for flow meters is one week.
Once you have the meter you can rent it for as long as you need it. However, it would help if you can let us know that you wish to extend the rental period. Upon return the meter is off-hired and once checked and tested, an invoice will be issued to you. Also, if you extend your rental past a 4, 8 or 12 week rental threshold, then you are entitled to a discount.
You are only charged for the period of time for which you have the flowmeter. So, if a flowmeter is returned 3 days late you are only charged for 3 extra days, and each of these days is charged at one fifth of the weeks hire cost.
Normally, you will use your own courier but if you have any problems let us know and we can arrange a pick up the day after you notify us, but you will be charged for the carriage and this cost will be added to the invoice.
Without exception, all our flow meters are tested. If you need a 110v plug instead of the standard 230v plug let us know.
All of our standard transducers will do -40degC to +150degC, but this will depend on your application.
As long as the pipe is relatively clean, coatings or paint is usually not a problem for clamp on flow meters but if the pipe is corroded or the paintwork has bubbled then a quick sanding down with sandpaper or a wire brush is recommended.
An ultrasonic wall thickness gauge, that measures to within 0.05mm, is provided as standard with all flow meter rental packages.
The screendump facility on the integrated dataloggers on all our flow meters, allows you to photograph any screen and download it to your pc.
After the equipment has been shipped, it is the responsibility of the hirer. However, in our experience it is rare that any of our flow meters are damaged. Our flow meters are tough, as well as accurate, and reliable.
We have hired more ultrasonic clamp on flow meters than any other company in Europe. We are now one of the world