Flow Meters & Metering Systems

Cleaner Magazine Recommends the SL-RAT

Earlier this month, Cleaner Magazine published an article discussing “The Best Money-Makers of 2017” which takes a look at the best tools contractors have relied upon to help their companies maintain profitability. Cleaner is a professional community dedicated to all things that deal with pipe, from inspection and leak detection to cleaning, rehabilitation, and more.

One of the companies mentioned in the article is Ace Pipe Cleaning based in Kansas City, Missouri. The company has a fleet of sevenSL-RAT acoustic pipeline assessment tools, all of which allow Ace Pipe Cleaning to boost its productivity while also significantly increasing the number of linear feet that can be inspected each day.

Designed to be portable, the SL-RAT requires little work to deploy and it can detect sewer line blockage in as little as three minutes. The tool uses a pair of components called the Transmitter (or TX unit) and the Receiver (or RX unit). The TX is responsible for the active acoustic transmission through the pipe while the RX serves as the microphone and signal processor, listening and interpreting the received acoustic signal to detect if a blockage exists. The SL-RAT uses a simple score system to convey the level of blockage in a pipe without complicated steps. In addition, the tool features built-in GPS which simplifies keeping track of specific sewer line data.

The SL-RAT is a powerful pre-screening solution that allows prioritization when a full-fledged camera inspection may prove costly, particularly for smaller municipalities with small budgets. With the tool, entire small towns can be evaluated in about a week, allowing the municipality to effectively channel its resources.

The Avanti Company was founded in 1977 by Paul and Justine Devlin and is headquartered in Avon Park, FL. We provide flow meters, metering systems, AMI support, on-site flow meter testing, sewer flow monitoring, inspection and assessment services for the water, wastewater, agricultural, petroleum and industrial marketplaces. Avanti represents products from McCrometer, Itron, Hach Flow, RedZone, Honeywell/Elster, 64 seconds, Infosense, Nicor, DoMac, Aclara, and others. Please visit our website atwww.avanticompany.com, email us at info@avanticompany.com or call us at 863-453-5336 for assistance with all of your flow meter and metering system needs.

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