GE Panametrics PT878 Ultrasonic Flow Meter

PT878 Portable Ultrasonic Flowmeter

  • IN STOCK Suitable for almost all liquids, pipe sizes and materials
  • Quick and Easy Installation Obtain measurements within minutes of opening the box
  • Largest Rental Fleet in UK Available for next day delivery
  • Built-in Datalogger Memory capacity for 100,000 flow data points
Product Options
Energy Kit
I/O Cable (Input/Output Cable)
Magnetic Clamping Fixtures
240 V Plug
110 V Plug
Extension Cables (10 m)
Extension Cables (20 m)
Extension Cables (30 m)
Infrared Adapter

Overview

The Panametrics PT878 clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter is universally regarded as the best portable ultrasonic flow meter and can be used to measure a wide range of clean and dirty liquids, even with some gas bubbles or solids. It can be used on pipes from 0.5 inch to 300 inch (12.7mm to 7.6m) on all metals and most plastics without the need to cut into the pipe.

The PT878 portable ultrasonic flow meter can be set to log up to 100,000 data points which can be downloaded to PC via its USB port . The data can then be exported to csv file and viewed in excel format.
The PT878 portable flow meter is a compact transit time (time of flight) portable flow meter suitable for a wide range of non invasive flow measurement applications. It has a wide range of optional transducers and clamping fixtures to suit all types of rugged industrial environments.

The PT878 clamp on flow meter is an easy to use flow meter which can be easily installed and up and running within minutes. The user simply has to enter the site parameters, clamp the transducers onto the pipe and adjust the spacing.

We have a wide range of clamp-on fixtures and clamp on transducers for sale or purchase. PT878 flow meter rental available.

Manufactured by: GE Panametrics
Model: PT878 Portable Ultrasonic Flowmeter

Services offered for this product

  • Sales
  • Rental
  • Installation
  • Calibration
  • Maintenance

Applications

Ultrapure water and liquids
Water / glycol solutions
Cooling and heating water
Wastewater
Diesel and fuel oils
Chemicals

Specification

Flow Range -40 to 40 ft/s (-12.2 to 12.2 m/s) biderectional
Accuracy Pipe ID>6 in (150 mm): ±1% to 2% of reading
Pipe ID<6 in (150 mm): ±2% to 5% of reading
Repeatability ±0.1% to 0.3% of reading
Pipe Size

0.5 in to 300 in (12.7 mm to 7.6 m) and large

Pipe Wall Thickness Up to 3 in (76.2 mm)
Pipe Materials

All metals and most plastics. Consult GE for concrete, composite materials, and highly corroded or lined pipes.

Clamp-On Flow Accuracy (Velocity)

Pipe ID>6 in (150 mm): ±1% to 2% of reading typical
Pipe ID <6 in (150 mm): ±2% to 5% of reading typica

Datalogging Memory capacity to log over 100,000 flow data point
Output - One 0/4 to 20 mA current output, 550 W maximum load
- One user-selectable pulse (solid state, 5 V maximum) or frequency (5 V square wave, 100 to 10,000 Hz)
- Two 4 to 20 mA analog inputs with switchable
power supply for loop-powered temperature
transmitters vcc
Power Built-in battery with external 12v input, 9 - 11 hours operation
Battery Charger Input 100 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.38
Dimensions (h x w x d) 9.4 in x 5.5 in x 1.5 in
(238 mm x 138 mm x 38 mm)
Weight

3 lb (1.36 kg)

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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 ±1 to 2% of rate, so if you are measuring 100l/sec then the accuracy is between 98-102l/sec.
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.
  • Liquid: below 50mm CFLP transducers are required, 50-1000mm CRS-402 transducers and 150-8000mm CRS-401 transducers. All the bits you need can be supplied, and delivered with the meter.
  • Gas: below 80mm CRS-402 is required, for 80-300mm the CRS-401/CRV-310 and for above 300mm the CRW-312 transducers are required.
  • High temperatures: For liquid we can measure +450degC for liquid and for gas/steam +250degC. But please consult RS Hydro.
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’s largest distributors of GE Panametrics flow meters. We always review your application before hire so no unwanted surprises are encountered. Every effort has been made to make your flow meter hire and enjoyable experience: quick start guides to help you set up with ease, online videos for further help, rugged packaging for extra durability anywhere, and real flow engineers available for online/telephone support.