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Venturi Flow Meter

Venturi flow meters, commonly just referred to as Venturi meters, are used to measure the flow rate of fluids in a wide range of applications.

While plumbing applications tend to be the most popular, Venturi meters can be used in applications that involve water, propane, oil and even gaseous fluids. Just like a lot of other flowmeters, Venturi flow meters utilize differential pressure in order to measure the rate of flow of a substance within a system. Because of this, Venturi flow meters are highly popular in many industries and also in commercial purposes. Read More…

Venturi Flow Meter Venturi flow meters, commonly just referred to as Venturi meters, are used to measure the flow rate of fluids in a wide range of applications.
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Monterey, CA  |  831-373-0200

Sierra manufacturers high performance mass flow meters and controllers for nearly any gas, liquid or steam. Customers choose Sierra when they need an accurate and repeatable flow measurement, short delivery lead times, expert flow advice and long term support. When it matters, choose Sierra. Visit www.sierrainstruments.com.

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Sturtevant, WI  |  262-886-2695

SIKA is a developer and manufacturer of flow control products and a wide variety of other measuring and monitoring systems. Our inventory includes flow sensors, flow meters, flow switches, and many more. We know that flow solutions aren't one-size-fits-all, which is why we provide consultation and flow management solutions that are individualized and customized to your requirements. When you choose SIKA, you will receive efficient, durable products and customer service tailored to your needs.

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SIKA USA $$$

Peabody, MA  |  978-535-6060

Founded in 1921, KROHNE has become a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of flow measurement devices. Our product lines specialize in flowmeters such as ultrasonic flowmeters, vortex flowmeters, mass flowmeters and more. We also offer complete batching systems as well as loading software, thermometers, pressure sensors, level management devices and virtually any other process instrument you need.

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KROHNE, Inc. $$$

Irvine, CA  |  800-325-1405

The flow meters that we are able to provide will withstand the tests of time in order to provide a long lasting value! We have locations in thirty five countries worldwide and we are dedicated to being wherever you need us to be! We have the knowledge and the capability to work with you closely in order to come up with the perfect product to suit your needs! Visit our website today to learn more about what we may do for you!

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Burkert Fluid Control Systems $$$

Tempe, AZ  |  480-240-3400

Flow Technology specializes in liquid flow meters, gas flow meters, water flow meters, mass flowmeters, ultrasonic flowmeters and air flow meters. Flow Technology is recognized worldwide for providing high-accuracy flow metering solutions with unmatched flow measurement resources.

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Venturi flow meters get their name from the Venturi effect, which occurs when a fluids pressure is reduced due to flowing through a constricted pipe.

Venturi flow meters themselves are made up of a number of different components, but perhaps the most important is the Venturi tube which causes the Venturi effect. This tube is placed within the pipeline system in order to gradually decrease the diameter of the pipe, this decrease is what causes the Venturi effect and causes the pressure differential which is then used to measure the rate of flow of the fluid.

There are a number of factors to consider before purchasing a Venturi flow meter in order to ensure that this type of meter is right for your application as Venturi meters may not work with all substances. Due to their reliability and long lifespan, Venturi flow meters are a popular choice among a number of different industries. This reliability and long-term performance is due to the relatively simple concept, design, and a lack of moving parts.

This type of flow meter offers accuracy that a lot of other flow meter designs do not, so it is often used for standard flow calibration. There are minor drawbacks of Venturi flow meters as the fluid is slowed down while flowing through the Venturi tube, and while the fluid gains some of the momentum back upon exiting the tube through the conical exit there is still potential for some loss of energy.

Overall, the Venturi flow meter is a great, economical choice that should be considered if you are looking for a flow meter for your application.

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