Reproducibly Precise Flow Measurement Ensures Correct Additive Dosing

1st March 2016
Posted By : Jacqueline Regnier
Reproducibly Precise Flow Measurement Ensures Correct Additive Dosing

Titan Enterprises reports on how Selmech Supplies Ltd has integrated the 800 Series flow meter 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.

To address this challenge, Selmech Supplies Ltd. turned to Titan Enterprises to work with them to develop a new generation of 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 flowmeter 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 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.


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