The Vortex Plate Flanged meter can be used as a standard flanged meter or sized to help measure your low flow applications. The vortex plate flanged meter can measure low flow rates 2 to 3 times lower than a standard in-line vortex flow meter. No need to reduce your line sizes, the FVP will allow your customer to install a full size meter where other meters may require multiple line size reductions, in the end reducing installation costs.
Over 30 years of experience has gone into our meter body. The meter body is machined out of one piece of solid stainless steel stock. There are no o-rings or graph oil seals to ware, fail or leak. The internals of the meter body have no holes to clog or edges to collect dirt or bacteria and there are of course, no moving parts.
The element is machined into the body of the meter and its position is permanent and accurate. There are no pins holding in the element which can corrode or move. By machining the element into the body of the meter allowed for a more creative element and tail design. There are radiuses on all points between the element and the meter body which produces a more uniform signal with a high degree of accuracy.
Our dual sensor technology produces two independent vortex signals which allows for signal amplification and common mode noise reduction. Our sensors never touch the process fluid. Our crystal sensors are bonded to a stainless steel wall. The electronics pick up the slightest pressure pulsations through the stainless steel wall generated by the vortices. This design allows our meters to have an extremely low turn down while maintaining an almost unlimited upper end with a high pressure rating.
This meter can come equipped with ANSI or DIN flanges rated from class 150 to 1500 pound applications. For higher pressure applications NICE offers our FVP models equipped with API flanges that can be rated up to 5000 psig. If your connection is a raised face to a ring grove Nice Instrumentation and our design team can build you a high pressure flow meter to meet your specific needs.
- General Specifications
|Accuracy||+- 0.5% of Flow Rate|
|Repeatability||+- 0.25% of Flow Rate|
|Process Temperature Range||-250 to 650 Degrees F., -120 to 345 degrees C.|
|Maximum Process Pressure||1000 PSI, 68.9 Bar|
|Line Size||3/4 inch to 8 inch, 20mm to 200mm|
|Liquid Velocity Min.||1.32 fps, 0.402 mps|
|Gas & Steam Velocity Max.||300 fps, 91 mps|
|Electronics Power Requirements||Standard; isolated 14-36 VDC, optional; 110/220 VAC|
|Output||4-20 mA, isolated, serial communications|
|Ambiet Temperature Range||32 to 145 degrees F., 0 to 61 degrees C.|
|Process Connections||Welded Flange, ANSI 150, 300, 600, 900, 1500|
|Materials of Construction; Wetted Parts & External||304 or 316L Stainless Steel|
|Enclosure Rating||Nema 4X or Explosion Proof|
|Explosion Proof Area Classification||Class I, Groups B,C & D,Class II, Groups E,F & G and Class III|