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Source: Advanced Water Products news release

Advanced Water Products (AWP) announces the new, IP114B-AF-126 Insertion Paddle Wheel with a flow rate in GPM and total in acre feet with scalable pulse output.

The new Insertion Paddle Wheels from Seametrics address issues facing both growers and irrigation dealers. Growers using propeller-type flow meters have been faced with a high rate of repairs resulting in expense and downtime. Irrigation dealers have been dealing with returns of propeller-type flow meters and the high cost of inventory for each meter for different sized pipes.

Dealer inventories can be reduced since Insertion Paddle wheel meters are easily adjustable to fit pipe sizes from 3-10" resulting in needing to carry only one size. This extension of the IP100/200 Series comes in brass, PVC or 316 stainless models. Adapters mate with standard 1-1/2" (110/210) or 2" (150/250 or PVC 110/210) NPT threaded fittings such as saddles and weld-o-lets which may be purchased either locally or from Seametrics.

Introduced in the spring of 2013, the IP114B-AF-126 Insertion Paddle has a longer life than previous propeller meters with simple and inexpensive repairs. During this time of severe drought in the western states, it is proving itself to be a valuable tool delivering accurate, dependable information for proper application of irrigation water.

George Sturgen from Aanonson Sprinkler Company in Madera, CA says: "We've been using the IP100/200 Insertion Paddle for two years with virtually no problems. We're happy with our results; but more importantly, the farmers are. According to them, the digital meters are more accurate. Easy to install on basically any sized pipe - one size fits all. By keeping an extra on hand, they can just change it out instead of any downtime resulting from ordering a special sized replacement meter."

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