Material Handling June 14, 2012
Millennium Plus+ single-point battery watering system
Flow-Rite has recently made improvements to its Millennium Plus+ single-point battery watering system. The latest features include a debris-resistant shroud, lower shut-off level, improved versatility, and a new ergonomic installation tool.
The new shroud has large pass-through holes on the sides and bottom, which allow debris to flow freely through the shroud. This minimizes the chance of large debris being caught between the shroud and displacer while still protecting the internal components from impact.
Additionally Flow-Rite has improved the design of its shroud and displacer to achieve a .20-inch-lower shut-off level while maintaining the same overall valve length. This provides more room for electrolyte expansion inside the cell.
The water system also has a nonmechanical optical level indicator that allows the operator to verify that each cell has been properly filled after watering. The indicator signals the presence of liquid, with black for "full" and white for "water needed." According to Flow-Rite, the built-in indicator is independent from the valve function and as a result can give a true reading of the water level even if the valve is damaged.
The water system now features flip tops that are color-coded to match valves for quick valve length identification. These user-friendly access ports eliminate the need to drill into cell covers and remove the watering system to check specific gravity levels.