Fluvia RC3

Our Flagship Flow Meter.

Fluvia RC3 - Summary

The FLUVIA RC3 water velocity meter is a portable electromagnetic device that measures the velocity of water to determine its flow.

Its hydrodynamic shape and small probe size permits measurements close to a fluid surface, channel bed or pipeline wall, and with no moving parts, it does not retain debris - guaranteeing accuracy and reliability.

The FLUVIA RC3  can be tailored to the user’s ideal setup, meaning the units, date and time, language and data logging methods are easily changeable. An optional extra of GPS is also available which would auto set the time as well as provide accurate location information for each data point.

Key Features

  • Electromagnetic sensor unaffected by temperature variations, density changes, sediment and water clarity

  • IP67 Environmental Rating
     

  • Hands-free operation

  • Rechargeable, 20hrs continuous use  battery life

 

  • Multilingual – English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian - other languages on request.

 

  • GPS, Bluetooth and GSM (Cellular network) support
     

  • Two sensor types are available
     

  • Recording of up to 12,000 data points

Customisable Set Up

The FLUVIA RC3 can be tailored to the user’s ideal setup, meaning the units, date and time, language and data logging methods are easily changed.

 

An optional extra of GPS is also available which will auto-set the time as well as provide accurate location information for each data point.

River Profiling

The FLUVIA RC3 is capable of generating a computed river flow profile, allowing more detailed analysis of a river.

Easy to Use

The user interface for the FLUVIA has been designed to be as simple as possible enabling users to quickly and effectively take accurate velocity measurements.

The unit’s IP67 rating and sturdy build means that the FLUVIA can be used in harsh environments, with the added feature of the waterproof encoder allowing easy navigation even with gloves on.

Its hydrodynamic shape and small size probe permits measurements close to fluid surface and channel bed or pipeline wall, and with no moving parts, it does not retain debris, guaranteeing accuracy and reliability

Technical Specifications

 
Fluvia Control Box
Construction

Polycarbonate case, IP67

Display

Colour, LCD, touchscreen, 5''

Encoder

Waterproof, 22mm dia. knob

Range

0 – 3m/s, 0 – 6m/s (option) flow reversal indication

Recording

Manual or automatic, 12,000 data points 32 river profiles, 30 vertical sections max. Files in .csv or .xml format

PC Interface

e RS-232 or SDI 12

Battery life

Standard : 20hrs continuous usage (30 hours with reduced backlight)

Dimensions

191 x 126 x 60mm

Weight

1.0kg with batteries

Profiles function

ISO748:2007 flow calculation

Circular, rectangular and trapezoidal: Option to take 1 point, 3 points or 0.9x Vmax at the centre of the channel. It is possible to accumulate several speed measurements per point. Final calculation of average velocity and flow profile.

River: Verticals at locations of the operator's choosing, specifying position, bank width and depth. At each vertical the user may take a number of point readings (1, 2, 3, 5 or 6). The user has the option of accumulating several speed readings per point. Final calculation of average velocity and flow profile. It is possible to record each vertical and export it.

Temperature

-20 to +60ºC

Options

GPS, Bluetooth,

GSM, Depth (pressure) sensing probe

Sensor RV4
Method

Electromagnetic (Faraday's Law)

Construction

Hydrodynamic shape, cast in yellow epoxy resin. Stainless steel electrodes

Accuracy

1% max reading + zero stability

Zero Stability

Typically ± 0,01m/s, max ± 0,03m/s

Minimum depth

30 mm water with general wading rod

Dimensions

140 x 30 x 15mm

Temperature

Operating: -5 to 70 ºC.

Storage: -20 to 70 ºC

Cycle measures

0.5 seconds

Range

0 – 3m/s, 0 – 6m/s (option)

Resolution

0.001m/s

Calibration

From 0 to 3m/s. Control on 14 points From 0 to 6m/s as an option Calibrated for life if maintained correctly

Weight

0.1kg without cable

Cable

Polyurethane sheath 1.5m or 3m standard (extra length optional)

Wading rod
Description

The wading rod is comprised of 50cm modular cylindrical sections, a disc at the base, a handle and an adjustable attachment point for the probe. This wading rod is best suited for use in sanitation environments because its variable length, owing to its modularity, allows access to difficult-to-reach locations. Available in lengths of 1.5m or 3m, it can be extended in increments of 50cm using additional sections

Height

1.5m or 3m

Weight

3kg in 1.5m

Material

Stainless Steel

Accessory

Canvas carrying bag

Transport case
Function

FLUVIA's sturdy and waterproof storage case, with probe slot, charger, general wading rod accessories.

Dimensions

464 x 366 x 176mm

Weight

5kg with FLUVIA and its probe, without wading rod

Material

PPC

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The John Galt Building, A40 Old Witney Road, Eynsham, Oxfordshire, OX29 4PU, UK

+44 (0) 1865 236030

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