Flow Monitoring Articles

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A water flow meter is a device that measures the amount of water flowing through a pipe. There are several water flow meter technologies to choose from depending on the water measurement application, maintenance requirements, and budgetary terms.  Each of these types of water flow meters has a unique principle of operation, specific application benefits, and overall ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A flow meter works by measuring the amount of a gas, liquid or steam that passes through or around the flow meter sensors. While flow meter sensors work in many different ways, the end goal is the same: Deliver the most accurate and repeatable flow measurements for the specific application, whether for general research, process control or semiconductor processing. Flow meters measure either mass ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Preventable Mistakes with Vortex Flow Meters

    Vortex flow meter technology is an ideal technology for many applications particularly saturated and supersaturated steam, volumetric water applications as well as flow energy management (natural gas, compressed air, steam, water) in facilities and large campuses. In some of these applications, vortex installations can be tricky and take flow expertise for the most successful installations. Kam ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Flow Measurement in the Cold

    Measuring flow can be a very delicate process depending on the needs of your operation. For instance, measuring flow in cold weather locations is an extremely difficult task. When outdoor temperatures are near or below freezing, it makes it nearly impossible to measure flow as you would in normal circumstances, meaning you must find alternative solutions so that your operation continues to have ...


    By TRACOM Inc.

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A water flow meter works by measuring the amount of water that passes though the flow meter. The most common mechanical types work by measuring the speed of flowing water that causes a turbine or piston to rotate. The volumetric flow rate of the water is proportional to the rotational speed. Other water flow meters include ultrasonic, magnetic and vortex flow meters. The best type of water flow ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • How Does a Thermal Flowmeter Work?

    A thermal flowmeter works by measuring the total mass flow rate of a fluid flowing through a pipe or duct. In a thermal flowmeter’s simplest working configuration, fluid flows past a heated thermal sensor and a temperature sensor. As the molecules of the fluid flow past the heated thermal sensor, heat is lost to the flowing fluid. The thermal sensor cools down while the temperature sensor ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Thurston County comments on Greyline Area-Velocity Flowmeters - Case Study

    We have been using Greyline products at Thurston County, Washington for approximately seven years. We use both the Stingray portable flow meters and the permanent Area Velocity Flow Meter (AVFM II) in multiple stormwater applications. We have used these meters to measure stormwater flows to help our design engineers develop flow capacity for stormwater projects. We have deployed the Stingrays at ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Open Channel Flow Monitors retired after 16 years continuous service - Case Study

    Long Sault WWTP Influent Flow Monitors Greyline Open Channel Flow Monitors were installed at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Long Sault, Ontario when the SBR plant was originally commissioned in 1995. But after 16 years of continuous service, components for the old models became obsolete. Plant operators Caneau Water and Sewage Inc. decided to replace the instruments and new Greyline OCF ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Area-Velocity Flowmeter Installations in Denmark - Case Study

    Area-Velocity Flow Meters are designed to monitor flow rates in partially filled pipes and open channels without flumes or weirs. A sealed ultrasonic sensor is mounted on the bottom of the pipe or channel and connected to electronics through a watertight cable. The sensor measures both level and velocity and when calibrated with the pipe diameter or channel dimensions, the Greyline AVFM ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Irrigation Water Flow Measurement with Greyline AVFM Area-Velocity Flowmeter - Case Study

    The United Irrigation District (UID) in Southern Alberta, Canada serves 34,400 acres of rural land through a series of canals, channels and pipelines running 236 km throughout the region. Water is a valuable resource in the warm, arid regions of the province and agriculture uses 60-65% of the fresh water consumed. So water use is closely regulated and monitored. ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Optimising existing equipment with Bioconservación products

    As part of its technical support service offered to clients on an ongoing basis, Bioconservacion conducted an efficiency study at the express request of one of its customers. The study explored solutions to improve efficiency in eliminating odours origintating from biological reactors through the use of horizontal deodorisation systems. The objective was to guarantee the ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Pulse electro-coagulation application in treating dibutyl phthalate wastewater

    Pulse electro-coagulation (PEC) was applied to treat plastic factory wastewater in this study. One representative plasticizer molecule was chosen for the synthetic wastewater: dibutyl phthalate (DBP). Experiments demonstrated that PEC exhibits superior economic efficiency and removal efficiency compared to traditional electro-coagulation in wastewater treatment. Experimental data also ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of Flow Rates in part-filled Applications using the Radar Method

    Introduction The radar measurement method plays an increasingly important role in the water and wastewater field. This is particularly reflected by the "Metering outside of the medium" trend. Flow measurement using radar which enables contactless measurements thus becomes a major focal point. It features a wide range of applications and hence is useful as permanent measurement system for ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • The application cases of CL40Y USV flow measure yellow Yang river - Case study

    Time:August ,2015 site: Huang Yang river,baijiao Hydrological station,Zhuhai City ,Guangdong Province Equipment:CL40Y Remote measuring unmanned ship,Sontek RiverSurveyor-M9 flow instrument Digest:huang yang river since the north SLATE cod croaker fish sand ,south to ...


    By Oceanalpha Co., Ltd.

  • Strategies for the electric regulation of pressure control valves

    In water distribution networks (WDNs), the classic pressure control valves (PCVs) are mechanical/hydraulic devices aimed at maintaining the target pressure just downstream or upstream of the PCV pipe, namely pressure reduction or sustaining valves. From a modelling standpoint, the major drawback of such local control is that classic PCVs may require target pressure varying over time with the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Minute Flow Tip Video - Mass Flow Versus Volumetric Flow Technology

    When engineers and systems integrators need to measure gas flow rate in an industrial process or scientific research, there are many types of technologies to choose from.  This makes selecting the right gas flow meter a challenge. In addition to technology, engineers must consider many other parameters: price for value, cost of ownership, size of footprint, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • What are the advantages of ultrasonic wind sensors?

    Whether mechanical, ultrasonic or laser wind measurements: All measuring methods have technical limits. While for mechanical wind sensors the measuring element – cups and vanes – itself predominantly produces a disturbance in the flow field, for ultrasonic anemometers a disturbance can be caused by the sensor holder or housing construction. Only optical methods, e.g. LDA (Laser ...

  • Advantages of Using Flow Meters to Reduce Pressure Drop

    Plant operators rely on plant air pressures to maintain properly working equipment and systems. One of the most common problems affecting processing plants that utilize compressed air systems is the ability to maintain reliable air pressure throughout the distribution system. Insufficient air pressures may be due to undersized distribution piping, but it’s more commonly found that the cause ...


    By FLO-CORP

  • Accurate Flow Monitoring for Billing Applications - Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, Newark, NJ - Case Study

    The accQmin velocity profiling flow meter from Teledyne Isco, Inc. is key to accurate measurement of flow for billing purposes where primary devices such as flumes can be overwhelmed at times of increased flow. Newark, NJ The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) operates one of the country’s largest treatment plants for the wastewaters of northern New Jersey, working to ...


    By Teledyne Isco

  • Numerical and experimental study of the fundamental flow characteristics of a 3D gully box under drainage

    Numerical studies regarding the influence of entrapped air on the hydraulic performance of gullies are nonexistent. This is due to the lack of a model that simulates the air-entrainment phenomena and consequently the entrapped air. In this work, we used experimental data to validate an air-entrainment model that uses a Volume-of-Fluid based method to detect the interface and the Shear-stress ...


    By IWA Publishing

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