We often get questions about installing the KROHNE OPTIFLUX 4000. Installing electromagnetic flow meters has no special secrets but there are certain details you need to pay attention to in order to do it correctly. Doing the research early is always better than ending up with an incorrectly installed device.
KROHNE OPTIFLUX 4000 installation requirements
- Chemical properties: First, if you want to use an electromagnetic flow meter, then your product has to conduct an electrical current. Simple, right? Just make sure. You never know.
- Flow direction: The body of the meter has an arrow on it to show the flow direction. However, you can set it up for reverse flow too. So again, make sure you have it set the way you want.
- Inlet and outlet run: Every electromagnetic flow meter requires a minimum inlet and outlet run to allow a laminar flow. Some new meters claim that they don’t need minimum runs, but you get less accuracy from those. Your call.
- Installation: Here you can’t have high vibration or magnetic fields because they can affect flow measurement. Also, the best way to install this meter is with the flow going up, so you always have the pipe filled or empty. However, the manual may suggest other setups for different situations.
The KROHNE OPTIFLUX 4000 and all electromagnetic flow meters in general need these conditions met for their installation. While some companies offer meters that don’t need inlet and outlet run, this choice will affect accuracy. Remember to read the fine print to know the impact and requirements for those fancy features before you buy the meter.