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Katronic’s KATflow 150 Advanced clamp-on flowmeter has gained approval through the UK Environment Agency’s MCERTS scheme for measurement of effluent and other wastewater flows in industrial and wastewater company applications after an extensive programme of testing both in the lab and on site.
To achieve the standard, Katronic had to undertake a three-part testing and approval process, which included a factory inspection, extensive laboratory testing, which was conducted at WRC, the UK’s leading water and wastewater research centre, and involved accuracy measurements over several days in a variety of pipe materials, across a range of pipe diameters and temperatures. Only once the KATflow 150 had passed that exacting challenge could we go on to the third stage of testing, a field test against an existing MCERTS approved meter to confirm ‘real-world’ performance.
The results of the factory inspection, field and lab tests were collated and supplied to the certifying authority, CSA Group, and Katronic’s MCERTS certificate was issued in mid-2023. A long process, to be sure, but a valuable one and a strong reinforcement of Katronic product quality and accuracy. Customers requiring MCERTS certification should request MCERTS at the point of enquiry to make sure that the correct labelling and documentation is supplied. MCERTS is informed by BS EN 17694 -2 – Hydrometry, which defines minimum standards for measurement instrumentation in closed conduits.