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Coltraco Portasonic PRO

Coltraco Portasonic PRO

The Portasonic® PRO is a handheld tablet-based ultrasonic clamp-on flow meter with pressure prediction software for calculating internal pipe pressure from measured flow rates.

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Description

The Portasonic® PRO combines the functionality of the Portasonic 2.FL0 in measuring flow rates non-invasively with the Portasonic CALCULATOR, which is the first instrument capable of determining the internal pressure within pipes, using non-invasive, external flow technology.

Within this integrated device, users can accurately measure the liquid flow rates in their pipes non-invasively using one of the world’s leading non-invasive flow meter technology for a wide variety of maintenance and inspection needs – accurate to 0.5% of the true flow rate. The technology has been independently verified at an ISO 17025 laboratory, capable of meeting accuracies of +/- 0.5% of the true flow rate.

Users are then able to input this measured flow rate and pipe information into the device to calculate internal pipe pressures. The algorithms involved in calculating internal pipe pressures use an empirical equation derived from the laws of fluid dynamics to calculate the liquid pressure to within 5% accuracy. Our knowledge of the properties of 19+ different fluids and 23 different common pipe materials has enabled us to acquire a detailed understanding of the pressure required to drive different fluids at a variety of flow speeds.

Why choose non-invasive ultrasonic transit time technology over inline flow meters?

  1. Clamp on, portable and non-invasive which allows a single instrument to be used across multiple different pipes / pipe sections
  2. No installation costs such as drilling into pipes, therefore no downtime to the pipe network is present
  3. As there is no contact with the fluid being measured, there is no risk of pressure loss throughout your pipe network
  4. As with above, the fluid cannot damage the flowmeter, which could contribute to a longer lifespan and lower maintenance cost compared to inline flowmeters which are in contact with the fluid and risk being damaged by the pressurised flowing fluid

Why measure internal pipe pressure?

The pressure in a pipe system must be closely monitored to ensure it does not exceed safe tolerances. Critically high pressures can lead to pipe failure, damage to property, and risk to personnel. The durability and safe functioning of pipes, pumps, and related equipment are also affected by pressure. Knowledge of the pressure in a pipe system is therefore important for ensuring that the flow is occurring as expected, in a safe and sustainable manner.

Main Features of the Portasonic® PRO

  • Measure flow rates non-invasively and calculate pressure quickly and easily using an intuitive touchscreen tablet
  • Save data to records and export via USB or email to ensure traceability
  • Filter records by date or by pipe
  • Accounts for temperature and material roughness to produce results of the highest possible accuracy
  • Determine if your pipe is pressurised to within a safe tolerance
Technical Specification
Dimensions Tablet – 216mm (L) x 136mm (W) x 19mm (D)

Processing Unit – 105mm (L) x 40mm (W) x 21mm (D)

Sensors – Standard Model DM10: 40mm (L) x 20mm (W) x 25mm (D)

Weight Tablet – 558g

Processing Unit & Sensors – 400g

Pipe Diameter Range Standard Sensor (Model No. DM10): DN15 – DN 700 (1/2” – 28”) for carbon steel, stainless steel, copper and PVC pipes
Liquid Types Water, Petrol, Diesel, Glycol-Water
Accuracy Flow Rate: +/- 0.5% of measured value under ideal conditions

Pressure Calculation: +/- 5% of the internal pipe pressure

Flow Velocity 0.01m/s – 25m/s
Resolution 0.25 mm/s
Repeatability 0.15% of measured value
Turn down ratio 1/100
Measurement Rate 1 Hz as standard
Measurement Unit Flow Velocity (m/s), Volumetric Flow Rate (l/min), Mass Flow Rate (kg/min), Energy / Heat Flow Rate (KJ/s)
Sensor Material Housing: Stainless Steel

Front Face: PEEK (Polyetheretherketone)

Cable Length 1.5m as standard (additional lengths available upon request)
IP Rating Tablet – IP67

Sensors – IP66

CPU MT6762 Cortex A53 octa core, 2.0GHz; GPU: PowerVR GE8320, 650MHz
OS Android 9.0
Battery Built-in 8000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery

Continuous operation minimum of 10 hours

Standby time Up to 200 hours
Data Transfer USB Type-C
Speaker φ23 loudspeaker, 1 watt
Display 7.0 inch HD IPS capacitive touch screen, 1280*800px
RAM 4 GB
ROM (Storage) 64GB
Camera Double cameras, front 2.0MP camera, 13.0MP back camera with flashlight
Sensor Geomagnetic sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, gravity sensor, gyro sensor
I/O Ports 1 x Micro USB port

1 x 3.5mm earphone jack

Certifications CE, Coltraco is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001 approved
Warranty Main Unit: 3 years

Sensor: 1 year

Lifetime customer support

 

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What's in the box

  • Portasonic PRO 7” tablet:Handheld, ruggedised, rechargeable 7-inch touchscreen tablet
  • Processing Unit with Pair of DM10 Standard Sensors for pipes DN15 – DN700:Compact, ultrasonic flow measurement sensors combined with processing unit
  • Pair of Beaded Chain Clamps (set of 2) :Metallic chain clamps for mounting flow measurement sensors with ease
  • Measuring Tape :For measuring the distance between flow measurement sensors during set-up process
  • Ultrasonic Couplant:For ensuring good contact between sensors and pipe wall
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A adaptor:To allow direct connection between the flow sensors to table and to allow direct plug-in of a USB stick for exporting data
  • USB Type-C Cable:For charging and data transfer
  • Power adaptor:For charging the tablet
  • USB Stick:To save your data on
  • User Manual:Contains further information regarding functionality of the instrument and how-to-use
  • Installation Manual :Contains further guidance on how to install the flow measurement sensors on the pipe
  • Calibration Certificate:As evidence that the unit has been tested and shown to be working before dispatch
  • Robust Carrying Case:For portability and ease of carrying the equipment

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