Processing Magazine

Portable ultrasonic flowmeter measures flow from outside of pipe

December 1, 2009
The flowmeter is designed for clean liquids like water, oils and most chemicals and is recommended for troubleshooting, spot checks and balancing flow. Strap-on sensors mounted on the outside of plastic or metal pipes and ultrasonic signals are injected through the pipe between the two sensors. It works on any pipe diameter from 0.51 to 78 inch OD. The flowmeter features include a large, backlit graphics display, 4-20mA output, data logger, RS232 and USB outputs, a user-friendly operating system with “Quick Start” calibration menu, plus ability to store calibrations for up to 20 different sites. Operates 16 hours on internal battery and recharges overnight.