Turbine flow meter is a device used to measure the flow rate of fluids by using a turbine to detect changes in flow velocity. Well, in pharmaceutical manufacturing, precise flow measurements are crucial for ensuring product quality, consistency, and safety. That’s where turbine flow meters come in.
In this blog post, we’ll be taking a closer look at how turbine flow meters are used to measure demineralized water flow in the pharmaceutical industry. And the benefits they provide. So, let’s dive in and explore this exciting application case together!

Turbine Flow Meter Application Case: Demineralized Water

A turbine flow meter is a type of flow meter that works by measuring the velocity of a fluid or gas as it passes through a turbine rotor. Turbine flow meters are commonly used to measure the flow of liquids and gases in a wide range of applications. They offer a high level of accuracy, especially in high flow rate applications, and can be used for both clean and dirty fluids. Turbine flow meters are also relatively easy to install and maintain, making them a popular choice in many industries.

The working principle of the turbine flowmeter is that a turbine is placed in the center of the pipe, and the two ends are supported by bearings.

As the fluid passes through the flowmeter tubes, it strikes the turbine blades. Generates driving torque to the turbine. Make the turbine rotate by overcoming the conflicting moment and the fluid resistance moment.

In a certain flow range, for a certain fluid medium viscosity, the rotational angular velocity of the turbine is proportional to the fluid flow velocity.

Thus, the fluid flow rate can be obtained from the rotational angular velocity of the turbine. The fluid flow through the pipe can then be calculated.

Turbine flow meters are widely used in various industries for measuring the flow rate of liquids and gases. Here are some common applications of turbine flow meters:

Petroleum industry: Turbine flow meters are used to measure the flow of crude oil, refined products, and natural gas in pipelines and other process applications.

Chemical industry: Turbine flow meters are used to measure the flow of acids, alkalis, solvents, and other chemicals in various chemical processing applications.

Water and wastewater treatment: Turbine flow meters are used to measure the flow of water and wastewater in municipal water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, and other applications.

Food and beverage industry: Turbine flow meters are used to measure the flow of liquids such as milk, juices, beer, and other beverages in food and beverage processing plants.

Pharmaceutical industry: Turbine flow meters are used to measure the flow of liquids in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, such as the production of drugs, vaccines, and other medical products.

HVAC industry: Turbine flow meters are used to measure the flow of air and water in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

Overall, turbine flow meters are widely used in applications that require accurate measurement of flow rate. Such as process control, quality control, and monitoring of production processes.

Demineralized Water Flow Measurement Case Study

Challenges in measuring demineralized water flow

Demineralized water: water that has been softened. That is to say, the water with part or all of the calcium and magnesium ions removed is the water that does not form scale after boiling. Boilers must use this water.

Demineralized water is super important in making medicine because it needs to be pure and clean. But measuring how much of this water is flowing can be tricky for a few reasons.

  1. The water doesn’t conduct electricity very well, which makes it hard to measure with regular equipment that relies on conductivity.
  2. It needs to be measured with really good equipment that won’t make it dirty.
  3. Air bubbles can form in the water, which messes up the measurements and might even break the equipment.
  4. Temperature changes can also mess up the measurements because the water gets thicker or thinner depending on how hot or cold it is.
  5. The equipment that measures the water flow needs to be taken care of and maintained regularly, which can be a big job, especially in large factories.

So, even though measuring the flow of demineralized water is important, it can be a challenge because of these issues.

Demineralized Water Flow Measurement

Demineralized Water Flow Measurement in a pharmaceutical factory.

Soft water flow measurement in a pharmaceutical factory.
Not long ago, we received an inquiry from a customer about a flow meter for measuring softened water.

After communication, I learned that this is a large local pharmaceutical factory. Therefore, after detailed communication, we learned that the customer needs to install a flow meter for measuring the flow of purified water on the equipment in the newly added pharmaceutical workshop. It is convenient for online real-time monitoring of softened water flow. Conducive to the management of ingredients, saving labor and time costs.

Considering the relatively low conductivity of demineralized water, it is not suitable to use electromagnetic flowmeters. We recommended liquid turbine flowmeters with sensitive response and high precision to our customer.

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So, to sum it up, measuring water flow accurately is really important in the pharmaceutical industry, especially when it comes to demineralized water. But, using turbine flow meters can help us measure the water flow more accurately, even though there are challenges like low conductivity and air bubbles. These meters are also easy to maintain and won’t make the water dirty.

In the future, we can expect to see more use of turbine flow meters in the pharmaceutical industry because everyone wants better and more consistent products. With advances in technology and better understanding of the importance of accurate flow measurement, these meters will probably become even more popular.

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