ROCHESTER, Mass. – Creative Sensor Technology’s flow sensor, the Enhanced Low Flow, is now being shipped to irrigation, landscaping and agricultural distributors on a national and international basis.
Targeting the demands for water conservation and re-use in the irrigation, landscape and agricultural markets, the new Enhanced Low Flow meter uses CST’s impeller technology in a unique, patented design.
The ELF flow sensor will measure expansive flow rates ranging from a low of 0.2 gpm up to 20 gpm. Now, one flow sensor can measure the demand of small drip zones as well as multi-zoned residential and commercial landscape sites.
“Finally, the day has come when contractors and DIYer’s can easily install an affordable water flow sensor that will accurately measure flow to conserve water, save money and protect property," said Norm Bartlett, president of Creative Sensor Technology. "And we’re so certain about the ELF’s technology and reliability that we’ve backed it up with a lifetime electronics warranty.”
The ELF can be installed quickly in smaller and hard-to-reach confined areas. Pipe size or direction can change immediately after the sensor, so now even a solenoid valve may be attached directly to the downstream threads of the ELF creating both a flow sensor and master valve combination. And because it's less than 12 inches in length, it fits into a standard valve box.
The light weight impeller features a wear resistant and self-cleaning bearing. All the electronics are encapsulated in a watertight epoxy suitable for underground installation even in extremely wet environments. The output signal is a simple two wire digital frequency.
The ELF will be available in two unique models, a ¾ inch PVC version with socket connections and a 1-inch glass-filled nylon (NorylÒ) version with male NPT threaded connections. Creative Sensor Technology is backing both models with a lifetime electronics warranty.