Micronics Ultrasonic Non Contact open channel flow measurement provides cost-effective solution and contribution to reducing milk wastage and costs for Dairy Processing Site.
Bradshaw Consulting specialises in Energy and Process loss reduction in the Food and Drink sector. Their client Dairy Crest operate a large Dairy Processing site near Stroud in Gloucestershire and with the help of the Dairy Crest Improvement team (Chemical Engineers) Bradshaw have developed and installed a unique Effluent Monitoring and Analysis system incorporating the Micronics SLT32 - Ultrasonic Non Contact open channel flow measurement system.
The purchase of the new turnkey system and meters was driven by a need to provide online product wastage information from the various departments and hence, further reduce milk wastage from the site.
Having considered various measurement alternatives Ultrasonic Non Contact meters were selected due to the ease of installation and maintenance/service benefits associated with the non-contact technology. Micronics were selected as the supplier due to a combination of their experience with open channel flow measurement technology and their competitive pricing in comparison to alternative similar technology solutions or alternatives requiring considerable civil construction work. Three Micronics SLT32 meters were purchased as a package. The meters have the capability to measure and log effluent flow and totalised flow; however, in this application they are providing flow data via a 4 to 20mA signal to the system's separate control system.