Blancett K-Factor Scaler
The Blancett K-Factor Scaler converts a low level frequency output (such as the output from a Blancett turbine flow meter) into a scaled square wave output signal. This adjustable frequency divider converts or "scales" the turbine meter output into units of measurement needed for a particular application and recognized by almost any data collection device. The k-factor scaler provides an amplified signal, even when a frequency conversion is not required. This signal is more immune to electrical noise and capable of transmission over longer distances than a raw turbine meter output.
What is a k-factor? Every turbine flow meter has a unique k-factor, or ratio of pulses per unit of flow. As the turbine rotates within the flow meter, each time a turbine blade passes the face of the magnet an electronic pulse is created. The total number of pulses corresponding to one unit of flow is the k-factor. For a Blancett turbine meter, the k-factor is the number of pulses equivalent to 1 gallon, and every flow meter is labeled with its unique k-factor. Because this k-factor initially applies only to gallons, the B220 k-factor scaler is a low-cost and convenient way to convert the turbine output into a different frequency, representing a different unit of measure.
- External Power Supply: 8.5 to 30 VDC
- Operating Temperature: -22 °F (-30 °C) to +158 °F (70 °C)
- K-Factor Range: 1 to 99,999,999 (models B220-880 and B220-881), 1 to 999,999,999 (model B220-885)
- Enclosure rating: CSA Explosion-Proof (see data sheet for complete details)