While routine maintenance is necessary to keep all flow meters in good working order, battery-powered flow meters have a few extra procedures to take in addition to best practices used with meters of other types. Here are some typical locations that need routine attention if you want to make sure your battery-powered flow meter maintenance procedure is thorough.
One advantage of battery-powered flow meters is that they are independent systems that do not require power from any external source. The flow meters’ source of electricity is unaffected when power is lost in other parts of the plant. Batteries, however, eventually need to be replaced or recharged on a regular basis. This makes it crucial to check the amount of power left and change or recharge the battery as necessary.
Due to the fact that flow meters are typically mounted on the pipe being monitored, access to the batteries is simple. The technique for gaining access to the batteries on each battery-operated flow meter will entail standard procedures, so make sure to read any accompanying instructions. It’s possible that certain devices require different battery types or ask for different procedures to check battery status.
Although rechargeable flow meter batteries are frequently removed in a manner similar to that of disposable ones, they might not be available in the common battery sizes. In these circumstances, the flow meter’s accompanying paperwork will include instructions on how to charge the batteries according to standard practices. It is frequently advisable to have additional batteries made to function with the flow meter if continuous operation is required.
In situations when the batteries are removed and replaced, it is essential to dispose of the used batteries in an appropriate manner. The majority of batteries should not be discarded with conventional trash. Instead, they must be packaged appropriately and transported to a facility suited to manage the task.
Flow meter maintenance should only be handled by a qualified individual with the necessary skills and expertise.
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