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KSB SE & Co. KGaA will release new water measurement valve at ISH 2019

By using ultrasonic sensors, BOA-Control EKB and BOA-Control IMS EKB offer shut-off, balancing and measuring functions all in a single valve. 
Photo by KSB SE & Co. KGaA, Frankenthal.

New valve series save space and money

From 10th to 15th March 2019 interested specialists can see the new two valve series – BOA-Control EKB and BOA-Control IMS EKB – at the ISH trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The new valves are destined for use in drinking water supply systems, air-conditioning systems and cooling circuits. They offer shut-off, balancing and measuring functions all in a single valve. Since there is no need to install additional valves and measuring instruments the valves save both space and money .

Recording of flow rates

Flow rates are recorded by using ultrasound waves via transit time difference measurement. The gathered data can either be saved on site using a mobile measuring computer or continuously transferred to a control station via a stationary measuring computer.

Ultrasonic sensor measurement

Two sensors attached to the valve enable ultrasonic sensor measurement. Unlike in hydraulic differential pressure measurement, the valve and the measuring computer are connected by electric cables. This eliminates leakage and allows the flow rate to be determined while the handwheel is being moved, irrespective of the valve travel positions and minimum differential pressures.

Two valve series – two attachment systems

The sensors can be attached in two different ways. BOA-Control EKB is suitable for mobile ultrasound measurement, and the sensors are attached to the valve body via a magnetic connector only if required. This allows the flow rate to be consecutively measured on any number of valves using a BOATRONIC MS measuring computer and a set of sensors.

An alternative is the BOA-Control IMS EKB variant with sensors permanently connected to the valve body. So in addition to a mobile measurement set-up using BOATRONIC MS, permanent measurement with the help of the BOATRONIC MS-420 measuring computer is possible. The computer continuously transmits the flow rate and temperature values via a 4 – 20 mA signal to a higher-level system. This solution requires no additional measuring instrument to be installed in the pipe. Combined with an intelligent electric actuator, the valve can also be used as a fully automatic control and measurement unit.

New series in accordance with DIN, KTW and Directive requirements

Valve sizes DN 15-100 are DIN-DVGW-approved for drinking water in accordance with DIN 3546-1. The elastomers and plastic parts in contact with the fluid handled and the (EKB) body coating comply with the KTW recommendations

The valves also satisfy the safety requirements of Annex I of the European Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU (PED) for fluids in Group 2.

For more information, please visit: https://www.ksb.com