Prize for oldest Pelton wheel flowmeter

Custom flow meter manufacturer and distributor Litre Meter is to celebrate 35 years of continuous manufacture of its Pelton Wheel flowmeter by offering a luxury weekend break to whoever sends in the oldest meter still in use, for repair or recalibration.

Litre Meter began manufacturing their Pelton Wheel flowmeters, designed to accurately measure low flow rates, in 1975. Since then they have been used in a variety of applications ranging from measuring the flow of water into the boilers of a world record breaking steam car to precisely measuring the flow of gasoline in an automotive fuel injection test rig for Delphi.  It is easy to identify the age of the meter. Each one is marked with a unique serial number in the format xx/xxxxx. The oldest working meters are likely to have numbers that begin xx/x4xxx, xx/x3xxx, xx/x2xxx or xx/x1xxx.

Litre Meter chairman Charles Wemyss said: “To help Litre Meter celebrate the continued success of the Pelton Wheel meter and to demonstrate its accuracy, reliability and versatility we are looking for the oldest one sent in by one of our customers for repair or recalibration.  We are confident of finding many meters still in use that have been running well beyond 20 years. We have already had one candidate. Crown Packaging recently returned a meter for repair that has been in use since February 1986.”

If you think you have the oldest Pelton Wheel in your facility please contact Litre Meter. The winner will enjoy a luxury European weekend break for two, with spending money. “With more than 30,000 meters currently in use there are a lot of people in with a chance. All Pelton Wheel LM & MM meters returned for repair or recalibration before 31 March 2011 are automatically entered. The competition is open not only to customers from the UK but also worldwide,” added Charles Wemyss.

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