Liquid turbine flow meter is the main type of impeller flow meter. Turbine flow meter sensor uses a multi-blade rotor to sense the average flow rate of the fluid. Belongs to speed flow meter.

Liquid Turbine Flow Meter

Liquid turbine flow meter is the main type of impeller type flow (velocity) meter. It is composed of sensors and conversion display. The sensor uses a multi-blade rotor to sense the average flow rate of the fluid, thereby deriving the flow or total amount. Liquid turbine flow meter is suitable for measuring liquids that are not corrosive to stainless steel 1Cr18Ni9Ti, 2Cr13 and corundum Al2O3 in closed pipelines and are free of impurities. For milk, soybean oil, edible oil, diesel, purified water.

Liquid Turbine Flow Meter reference price: DN100. USD 400-500/pc.

Sino-Inst offers a variety of  Turbine flow meters for flow measurement. If you have any questions, please contact our sales engineers.

Features of Liquid Turbine Flow Meter

  1. The repeatability is good, and the short-term repeatability can reach 0.05%~0.2%. It is precisely because of the good repeatability, such as frequent calibration or online calibration can get extremely high accuracy. It is the preferred flow meter in trade settlement;
  2. High precision, generally up to ±1%R, ±0.5%R, high-precision type up to ±0.2%R;
  3. Output pulse frequency signal. No zero drift, strong anti-interference ability;
  4. Can get very high frequency signal (3~4kHz). Strong signal resolution;
  5. Wide range. Medium and large diameters can reach 1:20, and small diameters are 1:10;
  6. The structure is compact and light. It is convenient to install and maintain, and has a large circulation capacity;
  7. Suitable for high-pressure measurement. No holes are required on the meter body, and it is easy to make a high-pressure meter;
  8. It can be made into an insert type, suitable for large-caliber measurement. The pressure loss is small, the price is low. It can be taken out continuously, and the installation and maintenance are convenient.

Turbine Flow Meter Advantages and Disadvantages

(1) High precision, among all flowmeters, it is the most accurate flowmeter;
(2) Good repeatability;
(3) Element zero drift, good anti-interference ability;
(4) The range is wide;
(5) The structure is compact.

(1) The calibration characteristics cannot be maintained for a long time;
(2) The physical properties of the fluid have a great influence on the flow characteristics.

Liquid Turbine Flow Meter Datasheet

Instrument caliber and connection methodDN4, 6, 10, 15, 20, 25, 32, 40 use threaded connection;
(DN15, 20, 25, 32, 40) DN50, 65, 80, 100, 125, 150, 200 use flange connection
Executive standardTurbine flow sensor (JB/T9246-1999)
Accuracy class±1%R, ±0.5%R, ±0.2%R (specially required)
Range ratio1:10; 1:15; 1:20
Instrument material304 stainless steel, 316 (L) stainless steel, etc.
Measured medium temperature (℃)-20~+80℃;-20~+120℃; -20~+150℃;
Environmental conditionsTemperature -10~+55℃, relative humidity 5%~90%, atmospheric pressure 86~106kPa
output signalSensor: pulse frequency signal, low level≤0.8V, high level≥8V
Transmitter: two-wire 4~20mADC current signal
Power supplyA. External power supply: +24VDC±15%, ripple ≤±5% for 4-20mA, pulse output, R485, etc.
B. Internal power supply: 1 set of 3.0V10AH lithium battery, the battery voltage is normal when the battery voltage is 2.0-3.0V
Signal transmission lineSTVPV3×0.3 (three-wire system), 2×0.3 (two-wire system)
Transmission distance≤1000m
Signal line interfaceBasic type: Hausmann connector, explosion-proof type: internal thread M20×1.5
Explosion-proof gradeExiaIICT4 or ExdIIBT6
Protection levelIP65
Diameter (mm)Normal flow range (m3/h)Extended flow range(m3/h)Routine stress tolerance (MPa)Special pressure rating (MPa) (MPa)
DN 40.04-0.250.04-0.46.312、16、25
DN 60.1-0.60.06-0.66.312、16、25
DN 100.2-1.20.15-1.56.312、16、25
DN 150.6-60.4-86.3、2.5(Flange)4.0、6.3、12、16、25
DN 200.8-80.45-96.3、2.5(Flange)4.0、6.3、12、16、25
DN 251-100.5-16.3、2.5(Flange)4.0、6.3、12、16、25
DN 321.5-150.8-156.3、2.5(Flange)4.0、6.3、12、16、25
DN 402-20 1-206.3、2.5(Flange)4.0、6.3、12、16、25
DN 504-402-402.54.0、6.3、12、16、25
DN 657-704-702.54.0、6.3、12、16、25
DN 8010-1005-1002.54.0、6.3、12、16、25
DN 10020-20010-2001.64.0、6.3、12、16、25
DN 12525-25013-2501.62.5、4.0、6.3、12、16
DN 15030-30015-3001.62.5、4.0、6.3、12、16
DN 20080-80040-8001.62.5、4.0、6.3、12、16

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Liquid Turbine Flow Meter Order Guide

LWGY Explain
Classify LWGY         Basic model,+5-24DCV power supply
LWGYA         Two-wire system current output,
remote transmission
LWGYB         Battery powered field display
LWGYC         field display/Two-wire system current output
LWGYD         RS485 communication output
Inside nominal
4       4mm,general turbine flow range 0.04~0.25m3/h
6       6mm,general turbine flow range 0.1~0.6m3/h
10       10mm,general turbine flow range 0.2~1.2m3/h
12       12mm,general turbine flow range 0.2~2m3/h
15       15mm,general turbine flow range 0.6~6m3/h
20       20mm,general turbine flow range 0.7~7m3/h
25       25mm,general turbine flow range 1~10m3/h
32       32mm,general turbine flow range 1.5~15m3/h
40       40mm,general turbine flow range 2~20m3/h
50       50mm,general turbine flow range 4~40m3/h
65       65mm,general turbine flow range 7~70m3/h
80       80mm,general turbine flow range 10~100m3/h
100       100mm,general turbine flow range 20~200m3/h
125       125mm,general turbine flow range 25~250m3/h
150       150mm,general turbine flow range 30~300m3/h
200       200mm,general turbine flow range 80~800m3/h
Anti-explosion A     No mark, non – explosive type
B     Anti-explosion
Accuracy class A   Accuracy 0.5 grade
B   Accuracy 1 grade
Turbine type A Wide range turbine
B  Ordinary turbine
  • DN4-DN40 caliber sensor is a threaded connection, the maximum working pressure is 6.3Mpa;
  • DN50-DN200 caliber sensor is a flanged connection, the maximum working pressure is 2.5Mpa;
  • The DN4-DN10 caliber sensor has straight pipe sections and filters.
  • Sensors with a diameter above DN15 can be supplied with straight pipe sections.
  • Sensors with DN25-DN40 caliber can also be made as flanged connections, but this must be stated when ordering.

Liquid Turbine Flow Meter Applications

Turbine flowmeter is a kind of speed meter. It has the advantages of high precision, good repeatability, simple structure, few moving parts, high pressure resistance, wide measurement range, small volume, light weight, small pressure loss, and convenient maintenance.

Applications for turbine flowmeters can be found in the water, petroleum and chemical industries. Water applications include distribution systems within and between water bodies. Petroleum applications include custody transfer of hydrocarbons. Other applications can be found in the food and beverage and chemical industries.

When measuring diesel oil, a liquid turbine flowmeter can generally be selected for measurement.

Why is the liquid turbine flowmeter suitable for measuring diesel? Liquid turbine flowmeter has high anti-electromagnetic interference and anti-vibration ability. In addition, it has a wide range. Not only can measure medium and small calibers, but also large calibers can be measured.

Liquid turbine flowmeters can be divided into flange connection, threaded connection, plug-in type and clamp type sanitary type according to the installation method. The specific installation method needs to be selected according to the on-site selection.

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Turbine flowmeters are also a good choice when you need to measure water flow.

Perhaps, you would say, an electromagnetic flowmeter is a better choice. Yes, in most cases, we will choose electromagnetic flowmeter to measure water flow. However, if the electromagnetic flowmeter cannot measure it. For example, raw water, non-conductive aqueous solution, etc. Then, we can consider using a turbine flowmeter.

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Turbine Flow Meter for Gas

Gas turbine flow meter is a velocity flow meter that measures gas flow. For natural gas, nitrogen, and gas trade measurement.

Turbine Flow Meter for Gas

The gas turbine flowmeter integrates temperature, pressure, flow sensors and intelligent flow totalizers. The gas turbine flowmeter has high accuracy and good repeatability, so it is suitable for trade measurement and industrial process detection. It is widely used in many kinds of gas in petroleum, chemical, metallurgy, aviation, scientific research and other sectors and industrial fields. Such as natural gas, city gas, propane, butane, air, nitrogen and other gases measurement.

Gas Turbine Flow Meter reference price: USD900-2500/pc

Gas turbine flowmeters are widely used in petroleum, chemical, metallurgy, aviation, scientific research and other departments and various gases in industrial fields, such as natural gas, city gas, propane, butane, air, nitrogen and other gases. The instrument has high accuracy and good repeatability, and is suitable for trade measurement and industrial process detection.

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Turbine Flow Meter Technology

Sino-Instrument standard piping liquid turbine flowmeter, indicate the flow rate and measure total throughput of a liquid line.

As liquid flows through the meter and over the rotor, the rotor turns at a speed that is directly proportional to the flow rate.

A magnetic pickup senses the rotor blades, as they pass and generates an electrical (sine wave) signal.

These electrical pulses are then transmitted to the flow measurement readout equipment.

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Liquid Turbine Flow Meter Working Principle

Liquid Turbine Flow Meter is a speed type flow meter based on the principle of torque balance.

The fluid flows through the sensor housing. Because the blades of the impeller have a certain angle with the flow direction. The impulse of the fluid makes the blades have a rotational torque. After the friction torque and fluid resistance are overcome, the blades rotate. The speed is stable after the torque is balanced.

Under certain conditions, the speed is proportional to the flow rate.

Due to the magnetic permeability of the blade, it is in the magnetic field of the signal detector (composed of permanent magnets and coils). The rotating blade cuts the magnetic lines of force. The magnetic flux of the coil is periodically changed. Electrical pulse signals are induced at both ends of the coil.

This signal is amplified and reshaped by an amplifier. A continuous rectangular pulse wave with a certain amplitude is formed. It can be transmitted to the display instrument remotely. The instantaneous flow or total amount of the fluid is displayed.

Within a certain flow range, the pulse frequency f is proportional to the instantaneous flow Q of the fluid flowing through the sensor. The flow equation is:

f——Pulse frequency [Hz]
k——The meter coefficient of the sensor [1/m3], which is given by the calibration sheet.
Q——The instantaneous flow of fluid (under working condition) [m3/h]
3600-conversion factor in seconds

The meter coefficient of each sensor is filled in the verification certificate by the manufacturer. The k value is set in the matching display instrument. The instantaneous flow and cumulative total can be displayed.

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Common Liquid Turbine Flow Meter Applications

The liquid turbine flowmeter is a precision flow measuring instrument. The liquid turbine flowmeter and the corresponding flow totalizer can be used to measure the flow and total amount of liquid.

Liquid turbine flowmeters are widely used in metering and control systems in the fields of petroleum, chemical industry, metallurgy, scientific research, etc.

Liquid turbine flow meters equipped with sanitary joints can be used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Filling measurement of pure water produced by reverse osmosis desalination method
Filling measurement of pure water produced by reverse osmosis desalination method

In the application of reverse osmosis equipment, it can be used to supply process pure water in the pharmaceutical, chemical, electronic, electroplating and other industries. It can also be used as a production line for drinking bottled and bottled water, as well as food and beverage.

Field Application of Flowmeter in Thermal Power Plant System
Field Application of Flowmeter in Thermal Power Plant System

The instruments and meters used in thermal power plants mainly include temperature, pressure, liquid level, and flow. There are many types of flowmeter instruments in this system. Depending on the nature of the medium, different flow rates have different effects.

Boiler water supply process
Boiler water supply process

The treatment of boiler make-up water plays a vital role in the overall operation of the boiler. The application of liquid turbine flow meters directly affects the health and smooth operation of the process.

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Sino-Inst’s turbine flow meters, made in China. Having good Quality, With better price. Our flow measurement instruments are widely used in China, India, Pakistan, US, and other countries.

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