A paddlewheel flow meter is a water velocity meter that uses paddles rotating in an open-channel flow to determine the velocity of the water. There are many types of paddlewheel flow meters, but all operate under the same basic principle. The paddles create vortices in the fluid as they move, which are then detected by one or more downstream sensors. At Cannon Water Technology, we only offer the best products from the top brands on the market. In particular, our paddle wheel flow meters are sure to meet your needs. We have a variety of different models to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your business. With our meters, you will get accurate and reliable readings every time, ensuring that you make sound decisions about your operations.
How Does a Paddlewheel Flowmeter Work?
Paddlewheel flowmeters feature three components: the pipe fitting, the controller/displayer, and the paddlewheel flow sensors. The sensor comprises a freely rotating impeller or wheel with magnets embedded into it. This wheel is perpendicular to the flow and rotates when inserted in the pipe fitting.
When the fluid flows through the pipe, the magnets in the blades spin and produce a voltage signal and frequency that is proportional to the flow rate. The frequency and voltage increases with the flow rate. The voltage signal is sent to the transmitter, which processes it to determine the fluid flow. The paddle wheel flowmeters are used to measure the velocity of liquids, such as water and different non-toxic chemicals in industrial applications. The most common use of paddle wheel flow meter is in application where water may be present and variables like conductivity, pH/ORP, fluid level, and temperature are to be measured. Slurries and fluids with particles can affect the functioning of paddlewheel flow meter, thus, it is not recommended for those applications.
Tips to Choose Paddlewheel Flow Meter for Your Applications
Our selection features wide range of paddlewheel flowmeters, including insertion paddlewheel meter, battery powered flow meters, and so on. Sometimes the selection may get overwhelming due to the varieties. The following pointers will ease your selection.
- Type of fluid and flow velocity to be measured
- Response times of the flow
- Material compatibility with the fluid
- Operating voltage and current compensation
Beneficial Features of Paddlewheel Flow Meters
Paddlewheel flow meters are used in industrial applications where flow of fluid can affect the outcomes of the process and influence the working of equipment. The following features of these flow meters make them popular.
- The flow meters assure high repeatability.
- There are in-line and insertion style flow meters. Both these types are easy to install and operate.
- Some paddlewheel flow meter models from LORRIC feature AxelSense Technology that can sense small flow rates and identify any abnormalities in paddle.
- Our paddlewheel flow meters possess robust construction that allows them withstand harsh operational environments.
- Many flow meters are equipped with LCD screens with green, red, and orange indicator lights. These lights help users understand the status of the equipment.
Applications of Paddlewheel Flow Meters
Our selection features a wide range of flow meters from trusted brands. They have been proven to perform in the following applications.
- Industrial Fluid Control
- Cool Water Monitoring
- Industrial Water/Wastewater Treatment
- Chemical Proportioning
At our company, we pride ourselves on providing the best paddle wheel flow meters in the market. We have a wide range of products that can suit any need, and our team of experts will help you find the perfect meter for your specific application. We understand that every business is unique, which is why we offer a variety of flow meter options to choose from. With our products, you can rest assured that you're getting the highest quality and most accurate flow data possible. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how they can benefit you!