Balanced Flow Meter

balanced flow meter


What is Balanced Flow Meter?

Balanced flow meter is recent addition to an established class of simple, rugged flow meters that contain no moving parts in contact with flow and are based on measurement of pressure drops across objects placed in flow paths. These flow meters are highly accurate, minimally intrusive, easily manufactured, and reliable.

Balanced flow meter can be easily mounted in a flow path by bolting it between conventional pipe flanges. It can be used to measure the flow of any of a variety of liquids or gases, provided that it has been properly calibrated. Balanced flow meter is a high accuracy replacement for orifice plate, Venturi, and other flow measurement devices for process flow rate measurement of liquids, gasses, steam or two phase flow.


Features of Balanced Flow Meter

  • Accuracies of 0.5% of reading
  • No moving part to wear
  • Accuracy unaffected by entrance and exit lengths
  • Reduced system pressure drop
  • Reduced vibration
  • Elimination of scaling for most fluids
  • Direct dropping replacement to an orifice
  • Ten times improvement in accuracy
  • 100% increase in pressure recovery
  • Only need 0.5D straight pipe runs before and after the plate
  • Extreme resistance to scaling
  • 15 times reduction in noise energy/vibration
  • 10% DP permanent pressure loss.


Applications of Balanced Flow Meter

  • Water Treatment
  • Pump Testing
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Effluent Treatment Plants
  • Waste Water & Sewerage
  • Food & Diary Processing
  • Chemical Process Plants