Agricultural Flow Meters – Reproducibly Precise Flow Measurement Ensures Correct Additive Dosing
Discussing the marketplace of agricultural flow meters, Titan Enterprises report on how Selmech Supplies Ltd (www.selmechsupplies.co.uk) has integrated Titan 800 Series turbine flow meters into their silage additive applicator systems to ensure precise dosing of these additives.
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. Titan produce stock and on-demand agricultural flow meters to assist with this process
To address the challenge, Selmech Supplies Ltd. turned to Titan Enterprises to work with them to develop a new generation of the applicator system incorporating agricultural flow meters – a semi-automated additive applicator able to precisely measure additive flow rates and adjust pump drive levels to maintain correct application levels.
Rob Sheppard of Selmech Supplies commented ” We chose to integrate the Titan Enterprises 800 Series turbine flow meters (useable from stock as agricultural flow meters) into our additive applicator systems because it offers a good cost / performance balance and most importantly is tolerant of the aggressive chemicals our customers sometimes use. To cover varying application ranges we use three different versions of the 800 turbine flowmeter in our products. 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 – which is a huge benefit”. Mr Sheppard added “We prefer to deal with suppliers where you can discuss technical issues and seek advice. This is very much the case with Titan where advice and support is always freely available. The advantage of being able to speak with someone who actually knows what they are talking about cannot be over emphasised”.
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 your enquiry here
With over 40 years’ experience in flowmeter innovation and manufacture, Titan Enterprises philosophy of “pushing the envelope by trying to do things a little different and better” has resulted in sales of over 250,000 products into 40 countries worldwide and a repeat purchase rate of 95%. Today Titan supplies innovative flow measurement solutions to a broad range of market sectors, including medical, chemical, petrochemical, food and drink, laboratory and pharmaceutical. All flow meters produced by Titan are designed and manufactured to ISO9001 and calibrated to an uncertainty of ±0.25%.
Located in Salisbury in the South West of the UK, Selmech Supplies Ltd have been designing manufacturing and supplying cost effective preservative additive applicators for grass and maze for more than 30 years. The company supply farmers, contractors and many of the largest manufactures of silage additive with its semi-automated additive applicator systems in the UK and around the world.