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Vortex Measuring Overview

The Vortex flow meter is the only type of flow meter that can measure all three fluid phases – liquid, gas, and steam. Vortex flowmeters make use of the only flow measurement technology capable of performing steam flow measurement in one integrated package; this ability makes it the best and most economical solution for steam flow measurement. The vortex meter can also be offered with integrated pressure and temperature measurement for both compressed gas and steam flow measurement in order to allow the meter to compensate for variations in pressure and temperature that will affect volumetric flows of compressible media. The vortex meter’s no-moving-parts design provides users with reliable, maintenance-free operation and long service life even in dirty and contaminated media applications.  

For a more detailed discussion of the principle of operation, please go to: http://www.smartmeasurement.com/flow-meters/vortex/measuring-principle.

Key Applications

Magnetic flowmeters from SmartMeasurement have been successfully installed in a wide variety of industries and applications including:

  • Power plants
  • Boiler rooms
  • Chemical plants
  • HVAC
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Marine and shipping

How to choose a vortex flow meter

The primary source of energy is using fossil fuel plants that uses steam to generate electricity. The ALVT Vortex flow meters are ideal for steam measurement as well as offering many advantages including easy installation without impulse lines, no moving parts to maintain or repair, less leak potential and a wide flow turndown range. Vortex meters also offer very low power consumption as compared to other flow measurement devices.  For steam measurement, the only alternative to vortex metes is a differential flow measuring device which must have several sensors to equal the output of a vortex flowmeter. In applications where process conditions such as pressure and/or temperature are not constant,

SmartmeasurementTM offers a fully compensated ALVT-mass flow meter with an integrated pressure and temperature sensing device. Vortex flowmeters are the absolute flow measurement choice for steam applications.