Portable transit time flow meter for challenging environments

Mike Edwards   


The Greyline Instruments PTFM 6.1 ultrasonic flow meter is a transit-time flow meter designed for challenging flow applications in industrial environments.

Available from Alpha Controls, the flow meter is said to be easily deployed due to its portability and intuitive interface and setup.

The instrument is often used to measure the flow of clean fluids like water, chemicals, and oils from the outside of the pipe.

The transducers can be mounted on metal or plastic pipes including carbon steel, stainless steel, ductile iron, cast iron, PVC, PVDF, fiberglass, copper, brass, aluminum, and pipes with bonded liners such as epoxy, rubber, or Teflon.

Configuration and start-up can be accomplished quickly utilizing the built-in 5-button keypad to enter the transducer type, pipe material and OD, wall thickness, and fluid type, the company says.

The unit will display the correct transducer separation distance.

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