High Pressure Flow Meter – FT3/50-1502 Turbine

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Industrial Turbine Flow Meter

FT3/50-1502 High Pressure Flow Meter

The Flowquip FT3/50-1502 high pressure turbine meter has been specifically designed and manufactured to meet the exacting demands of the applications associated with the oil and petrochemical industries.

The FT3 is an electro-mechanical volumetric device. An important feature of the design of the high pressure turbine is an extremely strong rotor construction utilising helical blades machined from solid, which is virtually indestructible.

The variable inductance pickoff coil mounted on the flowmeter senses the passage of the rotor blades and emits a sine wave voltage pulse, the frequency of which is proportional to volumetric flowrate. This signal is either fed directly to an instrument to provide a local display or into a scaler/conditioner for transmitting to a remote location. Flowquip have a range of instrumentation to suit all needs.

The high pressure flow meter body is machined from solid Alloy A286 which has a very high yield strength allowing the turbine to be used at extreme pressures.  The rotor is machined from 431 stainless steel solid bar and has been specially designed with a reduced number of blades and shallow blade angle for liquids containing entrained solids.  Heavy duty tungsten carbide bearings make mechanical failure from water-hammer or over-speeding much less likely.  To ease maintenance  the complete rotor cartridge assembly can be removed from the turbine body without the need for special tooling.  The cartridge is held in place by the 1502 mating seal and removal of this seal allows the cartridge to slide out for cleaning or for on-site replacement with a new  pre-calibrated rotor assembly if required.


FT3 turbine flow meters can be installed in horizontal or vertical pipelines.  For bi-directional flow applications the meter should be installed with the direction arrow showing ‘forward’ flow.  For best performance installation should be in a straight section of pipe of equal bore size to the flow meter allowing at least 10 pipe diameters upstream and 5 pipe diameters downstream.  All control valves should be installed downstream of the flow meter.

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Should you wish to hire a high pressure turbine meter, this can be done through our sister company Flowhire.