NIVUS - Flowmeter for Clean Water

NIVUS - Flowmeter for Clean Water
Brand: Nivus
Product Code: Clean Water Flowmeter
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Flow Velocity Measurement (v) using Transit Time

Flow Measurement Transit Time

The flow velocity measurement is based on the determination of the transit time (time of flight) of ultrasonic signals between two sensors (A and B).

Here, the signal transit time t1 in flow direction is shorter than the signal transit time towards the flow direction t2. The difference between both transit times is proportional to the average flow velocity along the measurement path vm.

Transit Time Formula


The system computes the average cross-sectional velocity vA from the path velocity vm and indicates it directly on the transmitter display.


Measuring in Pipes

Flow Measurement in Pipes

To measure fully developed flow velocity profiles in pipes
a 1-path measurement (1L1P) is sufficient. Normally, however, there are distorted flow profiles which have negative effects on the measurement accuracy.
Such effects can be compensated by using up to 32 measurement paths. Moreover, measurements with NivuFlow 650 transmitters comply with IEC 60041 standard. Depending on the measurement site varying sensor types are used.

Measuring in Open Channels

Measurment in Open Channel with vertical Walls
Open Channel with vertical Walls

Measuring in open channels and rivers is very demanding regarding the measurement systems used. From indefinable cross-sectional profiles to moving river beds we can find conditions which complicate the use of standard measurement systems.
Our transit time measurement sytems have been developed particularly for such cases and provide reliable results even at very difficult measurement sites.

For use in open channels there are up to 4 measurement paths available as well (32 in combination with extension modules). Right as in full pipes, the number of used measurement paths will significantly increase the measurement accuracy.

Open Channels Free Shape
Sensors for open Channels featuring free Shape


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