Flow meter installation allows beer company continuous brewing

11th April 2017
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Flow meter installation allows beer company continuous brewing

The London-based brewery, Weird Beard Brew Company, which specialise in hand-craft beers recently needed a flow meter for its brewery so came to Bell Flow. The requirement was for a high accuracy meter, with minimal wear and tear to ensure longevity and low maintenance, allowing more time to do what they are good at - make beer.

The Badger Meter MIDF Hygienic electromagnetic flow meter was chosen and was to be used with both beer and water in the process, so it needed to be hygienic and have sanitary fittings. In this case, tri-clamp connections as these were already in place throughout the brewery, so this would allow easy installation with minimal interference and would allow the meter to be easily removed and put into a different line if needed.

The hygienic mag meter features a food safe PTFE liner, 304 stainless steel body, and tri-clamp connections. The tri-clamp connections enables the meter to be easily removed from one line and put into various points within the process to measure water going into a vessel and beer out of another.

In addition, this meter has an accuracy of ±0.25% and no moving parts, allowing it to prevent wear and tear that traditional styles of meters often have.

Coupled with the M2000 LCD amplifier, this also gives pulse and 4-20mA outputs which can be used for monitoring and batch control and provides a high performance for all conductive fluid applications.

The backlit LCD screen shows actual flow rate with 2 totalisers and status.

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