Medical Flow Sensors, Flow Meters & Medical Flow Measurement

CRISI was assisted by Titan Enterprises during the early days of development of the unique disposable, medical flow sensors employed in a medication management system called BD Intelliport™ for manual intravenous (IV) bolus injections. CRISI first tested an Atrato ultrasonic flow meter and then implemented the basic design. With assistance from Titan, the company miniaturized the flow meter assembly and made it into a disposable unit appropriate for medical flow sensors. BD has received exclusive global rights to use Titan’s Atrato technology in IV bolus injections.

In June 2013, CRISI and BD entered into an exclusive partnership to mutually develop the BD Intelliport™ Medication Management System – a first-of-its-kind medication management system developed for manual IV bolus injections. The Intelliport is the first and only medication management system to provide real-time dose measurement, drug identification, and allergy detection at the point of injection while wirelessly transmitting the captured data directly into the patient’s electronic medical record (EMR) after the medication is administrated. In December 2014, the Intelliport system received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is anticipated to be commercially available in spring 2015.

The Atrato ultrasonic flow meter from Titan Enterprises is a true inline non-invasive flow meter without the disadvantages and contorted flow path associated with alternative designs. The flow meter can handle flows from laminar to turbulent and is hence largely unaffected by viscosity. The Atrato ultrasonic flow meter also provides excellent linearity, turndown, and repeatability. It is available in 110 °C and 60 °C temperature versions and a 30 bar higher pressure model, and uses patented ‘time-of-flight’ ultrasonic technology that allows it to operate across very wide flow ranges (200:1) with excellent accuracy (better than ±1.0% of reading).

With more than four decades of experience in innovation and manufacture of flow meters, Titan Enterprises’ philosophy of “pushing the envelope by trying to do things a little different and better” has resulted in sales of more than 250,000 products into 40 countries across the globe as well as a repeat purchase rate of 95%. Currently, Titan offers innovative flow measurement solutions to a wide range of market sectors, such as chemical, petrochemical, medical, pharmaceutical, laboratory, and food and drink.

BD is a renowned medical technology company that collaborates with stakeholders and customers to address many of the world’s most pressing and evolving health needs. The company’s innovative solutions are focused on enhancing drug delivery, improving the diagnosis of cancers and infectious diseases, advancing cellular research, and supporting the management of diabetes. There are more than 30,000 associates in 50 countries who strive to meet BD’s purpose of “Helping all people live healthy lives” by advancing the accessibility, quality, affordability, and safety of healthcare worldwide.

About Titan Enterprises Ltd.

With over 40-years experience in flow meter innovation - Titan Enterprises Ltd are a UK-based manufacturer of high performance solutions such as the Atrato ultrasonic flow meter, Oval Gear flow meters and the low flow Turbine flow meters and instrument range. Our knowledgable team can offer either an off-the-shelf meter or fully bespoke flow system designed for a particular application whether it is a low cost OEM solution or a specialist flowmeter in exotic materials you are looking for.

Today Titan supplies innovative flow measurement solutions into a broad range of sectors, including medical, industrial, food and drink, laboratory and pharmaceutical. Its latest innovation, the Atrato flow meter range is set to challenge conventional flow meter thinking the world over. The culmination of eight years research and development in collaboration with the Department of Process & Engineering at Cranfield University (UK), it can handle low flows from laminar to turbulent and is largely immune from viscosity effects.Titan’s company philosophy of “pushing the envelope by trying to do things a little different and better” has resulted in sales of over 500,000 products into 50 countries worldwide and a repeat purchase percentage of 95%, something which founder Trevor Forster is justly proud of.

For higher volume users we can tailor design of flowmeter to match your exact application requirements and thus not compromise achievable results with a less than ideal sensor. The resultant device would be unique to your application but would still benefit from Titan’s well tried and tested modern manufacturing methods to ensure a competitive OEM solution. From an initial concept Titan can offer a complete service from budget costings through prototypes to full production. Often the cost of origination and tooling can be amortised over the life of the product.

All flow meters produced by Titan are designed and manufactured to ISO9001 and calibrated to an uncertainty of ±0.25%.  We produce chemically resistant, high accuracy digital flow meters that are not only competitively priced but are engineered to give long-term reliable performance.

However the value of a flow meter cannot be judged by price alone. Often in industrial applications the reliability of a product far outweighs the initial purchase price, as “down time” is extremely expensive.  At Titan we endeavour to produce devices that are inherently reliable but are manufactured using the latest and most economical production techniques.

Typical Applications Overview

  • Flow Batching
  • Engine test metering
  • Oil flow measurement and metering
  • Hydraulic fluid measurement and metering
  • High viscosity fluid measurement and metering
  • OEM equipment
  • Chemical plant measurement and metering
  • Hazardous areas (simple apparatus)
  • Laboratory use
  • Cooling equipment measurement and metering
  • Drink dispensing
  • Semiconductor plant

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Last updated: Oct 17, 2019 at 8:20 AM


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