In this new feature we look to bring you an example of a customer application that was solved by a flow meter development by Titan Enterprises. In focus today, farming flow meters.

In this issue of fLowdown we report on farming flow meters & developments made for Selmech Supplies Ltd – a leading manufacturer of ‘semi-automated additive applicators for silage

Farming Flow Meters & Preservation of Crops

Bespoke farming flow meters are becoming commonplace in modern agriculture. The addition of a preservative to forage crops is a common practice to prevent degradation but also to improve palatability for the animals that feed on them. Historically aggressive chemicals were added in fairly high volumes requiring very large fluid tanks or frequent refilling during harvesting. Modern silage additives tend to be applied at ever lower levels but must be applied at a rate which very accurately matches the harvesting yield and conditions. To achieve successful results it is important the additive is applied at the correct dosing level. Too little and the desired result is not achieved, too much and expensive product is wasted.

To address this challenge, Selmech Supplies partnered with Titan to develop a new generation of farming flow meters – semi-automated additive applicators able to precisely measure additive flow rates and adjust pump drive levels to maintain correct application levels. Selmech Supplies chose to integrate the 800 Series flowmeter into its additive applicator systems because it offered a good cost / performance balance and most importantly was tolerant of the aggressive chemicals its customers sometimes use.

To cover varying application ranges Selmech use three different versions of the 800 flowmeter in its semi-automated additive applicator system. Beneficially each 800 Series flowmeter supplied has the same mechanical form factor and the same electrical output ensuring result consistency and reproducibility from applicator system to system.

Operating over 6 flow ranges from 0.05 to 15 litres per minute, the Titan Enterprises 800 Series turbine flowmeter combines high performance and competitive pricing. Using totally non-metallic wetted components makes the 800 Series an ideal choice for the metering of aggressive chemicals in particular. For further information on the 800 Series turbine flowmeter please visit www.flowmeters.co.uk/pd_800series.htm, contact Titan Enterprises on +44-1935-812790 or email us directly here