Our FloTec pitot tubes are used for measuring flow according to the differential pressure principle. The volumetric flow is calculated from the difference between the static pressure and the dynamic pressure using Bernoulli’s principle and taking into account the pipe inner diameter. Using four dynamic ports this instrument is able to evaluate a better profile for the velocity inside the pipe. This ensures a higher accuracy in the measurement.
The upstream side is designed to generate a break point, due to which the medium passes around the pitot tube without causing any turbulence. This feature creates a stable pressure with a constant flow coefficient at the downstream measuring point, even at high flow rates. Thus a very wide range of applications in the field of flow measurement is enabled.
Applications of the pitot tube
Oil production and refining
Water treatment and distribution
Gas processing and transmission
Chemical and petrochemical industry
Special Features of the pitot tube
Suitable for liquid, gas and steam flow measurement
Accuracy ≤ ±2 % of actual flow rate
Repeatability of measurement 0.1 %
Ensure the lowest pressure loss in the family of primary flow elements (approx. < 1 %)