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Primary flow elements

Primary flow elements for special requirements

Orifice plates, meter runs, flow and Venturi nozzles, Venturi tubes, pitot tubes and restriction orifices are part of our portfolio of primary flow elements. All our primary flow elements are designed in accordance with the principles and requirements of international standards (ISO 5167/ISO TR 15377, ASME MFC, ASME PTC6, BS 1042, DIN 19206, UNI 10023). We offer calibration certificates in accordance with the ASME PTC6, ISPESL and IBR standards. With our extensive product range we are in a position to cover almost all industrial applications. Customised solutions can be developed to meet your specific needs.
FAQ
FAQ

What are primary flow elements?

Primary flow elements are built into piping systems and generate a defined differential pressure through a partial restriction in cross-section within the flow meter. The square root of this differential pressure is proportional to the flow rate.

Which are the recommended upstream/downstream straight lengths for orifice plates and Venturi tubes?

The upstream and downstream straight lengths depend on many factors, such as the piping system and the beta ratio, for which reason no blanket statement can be made on this. If you have any questions on your specific application, you are welcome to c ...

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What is cavitation?

Cavitation is the generation of vapour bubbles. Vapour bubbles implode after a short time and can generate high pressures with this.