iCenta Controls Ltd

Airport monitors energy usage with flow meters - Case study


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Managing the energy costs of an airport terminal is no small task. When our client was commissioned to measure how efficiently the energy centre was operating for the one of the UK’s busiest airport sites internal compliance procedures; the search for accurate, reliable and adaptable technologies to connect wirelessly to our clients cloud based system began in earnest.

Project Objective

To find an established supplier to deliver high quality precision engineered instruments with a solid reputation for providing complete solutions that could be tailored specifically to the individual requirements of the project.

With our extensive product knowledge and experience at delivering complex flow solutions, iCenta Controls were approached to supply:

  • 6 x IC-190F WPG Fixed Clamp on Ultrasonic flow meter for 100mm copper pipe1 x IC-LPM Metri Industrial Paddlewheel series flow meter for Deionised water return
  • 2 x IC-Metri insertion paddlewheel Meter – LPM 40-200mm for Reverse Osmosis Waste return (80mm line)
  • 1 x IC-F111 Dual input flow indicator totaliser wall mount with pulsed output for totals and flowrate consumption
  • 1 x 50mm Woltman cold water meters (50c) with pulse output – MI
  • 1 x 80mm Woltman cold water meters (50c) with pulse output – MI

These products would be vital in providing the energy consumption data for measuring water, borehole, mains water, tower usage and waste water at the energy centre. The location of each instrument was to prove critical in delivering everything our client and a full risk assessment was conducted before embarking upon the installation.

On arrival at the energy centre, the iCenta engineers began to position and fit the instruments. With some difficult to reach areas and pipes with access restrictions the instruments; a series of insertion and inline meters, non-contact meters and totalisers were installed using a number of different access methods, including ladders and even cherry pickers.

Meanwhile the meters were manufactured and prepared for installation on-site at the iCenta Controls facility in Salisbury. Finally, a series of pre-install checks were conducted in addition to being pre-engineered prior to despatch to ensure they were configured to our clients’ wirelesssystem.

Once installed on site the instruments form a complex network of measurement devices that measure the operational efficiencies of the terminal’s energy centre providing a bench mark in helping reduce energy consumption and meeting EU co² targets.

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