Series IPFS Paddlewheel Flow Sensor

Paddlewheel Flow Sensor
Hot-Tap Option, Field Adjustable Insertion, Wide Flow Range

Hot-Tap Option, Field Adjustable Insertion, Wide Flow Range

The Series IPFS Insertion Paddlewheel Flow Sensor is available for pipe sizes ranging from 3" to 40" and available in brass, PVC or stainless steel. The Series IPFS has an available hot tap model with a bronze or stainless steel valve assembly. The bearings are made from ruby jewel to reduce the coefficient of friction and maintain high accuracy. The Series IPFS can be purchased with a variety of saddle fittings, Series SDF, that comes in iron or brass. The Series IPFS is good for large pipe and clean water applications. It is ideal for chemical proportioning applications or any applications with rapidly changing fluid conductivity.

PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
The IPFS uses the rotation of an impeller to measure flow. Liquid flow pushes the rotor and the rotation is detected by a Hall-effect sensor. The output is a current sinking pulse signal which can be connected to the Series RTI to display flow rate and total or the Series BAT for a 4 to 20 mA signal conversion.

ACCESSORIES
• Series BAT, Blind Analog Transmitter, converts pulse output to 4 to 20 mA analog output. Unit is loop powered, fits on the enclosure of the meter, and is fields spannable.
• Series RTI, Rate Total Indicator, converts pulse output to 4 to 20 mA analog output with local flow rate and totalization display. Unit is loop powered, can fit on the enclosure of the meter, and provides a high/low flow alarm.
• Series PWD, Pulse Divider, for use with pacing electronic metering pumps. Unit divides the input frequency to any number from 1 to 9999 with the use of rotary switches to suit a number of metering pump inputs.

Product Applications

  • Clean Liquids
  • Large Pipes
  • Aquariums, Water Parks
  • Water & Wastewater Monitoring
More Information
Model Chart
EXAMPLEIPFS0SBBAFSeries IPFS-0SB-BAF Insertion Paddlewheel Flow Sensor, no hot tap, 3 to 12" pipe, brass, with 2" brass adapter.
SERIESIPFS    Insertion Paddlewheel Flow Sensor
MODEL 0
1
   No hot tap
Hot tap
SIZE  S
L
  3 to 12" pipe
12 to 40" pipe
MATERIAL   B
P
S
 Brass
PVC
316 Stainless steel
OPTIONS    BAF
BID
BPT
CRS
EXT
IMM
MPU
NVA
OSA
PC4
PC5
SAF
SCC
SPT
SVA
2" Brass adapter
Bi-directional
Brass BPT adapter
Ceramic shaft
12" Extension
Immersible
Micropower pickup
No valve assembly
Old style adapter
Metering pump 4-pin connector
Metering pump 5-pin connector
2" 316SS adapter
3-pin control adapter
SS BPT adapter
SS valve assembly
Service: Compatible clean liquids.
Range: 0.3 to 30 ft/s (0.01 to 10 m/s).
Wetted Materials: Shaft Body/Fitting: Brass, PVC, or 316 SS;
Rotor: PVDF;
Shaft: Nickel-bound tungsten carbide;
Bearings: Ruby jewel.
Valve Assembly: IPFS-1XX: Bronze (SS optional) with bronze ball valve;
O-ring: EPDM.
Accuracy: +1.5% FS.
Temperature Limits: Brass/SS: 200°F (93°C); PVC: 130°F (55°C).
Pressure Limits: Brass/SS: 200 psi (13.8 bar); PVC: 150 psi (10 bar).
Process Connection: IPFS-0XX: 1-1/2" male NPT; IPFS-1XX: 2" male NPT.
Output: Current sinking, square wave pulse.
Power Requirements: 5 to 24 VDC @1.5 mA (3.5 to 16 VDC -LOP option).
Electrical Connection: #22 AWG, 3 conductor, 18' (5.5 m) cable length standard (max. 2000').
Enclosure Material: Housing: Die-cast powder-coated aluminum.
Enclosure Rating: NEMA 4X (IP66).
Weight: IPFS-1XX: 4 lb (1814 g); IPFS-2XX: 6 lb (2721 g); 
 IPFS-3XX: 13 lb (5897 g); IPFS-4XX: 15 lb (6804 g).