Cooling systems installer uses Micronics flowmeter to measure flow in cooling towers



A Micronics Portaflow 330 was used by a leading designer and installer of evaporative cooling systems to measure flow in a cooling tower for SPC, based in Westbury, Wiltshire.

The manufacturer of rubber compounds commissioned Vistech Cooling Systems of West Sussex to investigate their existing cooling systems to see what improvements could be made and make recommendations for replacement.

In early 2016 John Hunt, Vistech’s Senior Product Engineer had heard about Micronics when involved with a customer who had a requirement for flow measurement so he searched on the web to find a supplier which would enable the company to offer the service to other customers.

He found the Micronics site and made the decision to hire a unit in order to evaluate it with a view to purchase if it proved reliable. The unit demonstrated exceptional features and suitability for its purpose so the decision was made to buy one in April last year. Vistech has used it on several occasions since.

The Portaflow 330 is non-intrusive and can be strapped onto the outside of pipes without the need to cut into them making the costs of installation very low. Furthermore, the time to verify flow rates was negligible and therefore disruption to the running of the sites was minimal. The unit’s simplicity and economy of operation were attractive. John Hunt has been extremely satisfied with the Portaflow’s performance.

“It was important to Vistech that the unit was quick and easy to commission meaning that there was only minor disruption to the running of clients’ facilities,” says Hunt. “Also, Micronics is a UK based company so good, local product support and aftercare were assured.”

For further information on this project or the Micronics range call Micronics on +44(0)1628 810456, or visit

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