How to Correctly Use Vortex Flow Meters
Vortex flow meters provide many advantages for flow measurement and monitoring, including easy installation, simple maintenance, no moving parts without much pressure loss, less leakage potential and a wide flow turndown range. Vortex meters also offer very low power consumption, allowing for use in remote areas.
To make vortex flow meter exert the advantages, the correct use is also important.
1. Before use the vortex flow meters, first check all the parts and components, check whether the connection between the flow meter and other components is correct, and then slowly open the inlet and outlet valves to measure.
2. When starting the measurement, record the flow meter readings, temperature, pressure…every two hours and check the measurement conditions.
3. When the vortex flow meters are not in use, turn them off and continue to record the stop time, temperature, pressure and other values as required. When shutting down the flow meter, close the downstream valve first, then the upstream valve.
4. When the vortex flow meters needs to be replaced, it is necessary to confirm that the operation is correct; after the inspection, it can be replaced by or under the instruction of professionals.
Note that vortex flow meter disassembly and replacement without permission and professional instructions is not recommended and allowed. For more information and technical documents, contact Holykell engineers.