Flow meter / anemometer – use in numerous areas
There are different designs of the flow meter. It is also available as an anemometer and can be used in a variety of areas. There are thus some sectors, particularly in the industrial field, where flow measurement plays an important role. In addition to duct measurement, these also include outlet measurement and filter measurement. Whether you use a vane anemometer or a volume flow hood as a flow meter is dependent on the conditions. It is all the more important for you to have a look at the individual instruments for flow measurement and to decide which of the models best meets your expectations.
The flow meter is a great help in these areas:
- duct measurements
- outlet measurements
- comfort level measurements
- filter measurements
Flow measurement can become a challenge if you do not have the appropriate instruments to hand. When you are searching for a flow meter, it is therefore important for you to check exactly what values will be recorded by the instrument.
A classic wind speed meter has different features from a thermal anemometer or a volume flow hood. It is possible to measure flow with various instruments. However, they are variable in terms of the specific features. So, a vane anemometer is for example capable of a timed and multi-point mean value calculation. This may not be provided by an air velocity & IAQ measuring instrument.
The air velocity & IAQ measuring instrument instead has considerably more fields of application. It is one of the most popular flow meters and has the quality of not just being able to measure flow. The focus here is also on temperature and pressure, as well as humidity and heat. This means you are able for instance to analyze the environment precisely and to respond quickly when changes occur.
The following features are important for a flow meter:
- high sensitivity in terms of measuring data
- fast analysis in a system
- easy operation
It may also make absolute sense to measure wind speed outdoors. There are several areas where this is an important factor. The wind speed meter is for example designed to carry out spot measurements. In this respect, Testo's instruments are not just capable of implementing one unit, but of working with different ones. The vane anemometer is for instance very effective here. Depending on the model, it is able to offer different displays. This enables you to choose between windchill and Beaufort calculation, as well as between kts, km/h, m/s or also fpm and mph values.
Let's go back to indoor flow measurement. In this area, the anemometer is also an ideal choice that can make a lot of things easier. The vane anemometer, or the addition of a vane probe to an anemometer, enables measurement of volume flow and flow rate.
The measuring ranges provide information about what the maximum strength is for flow recording. However, flow measurement can also be carried out using a differential pressure measuring instrument. This can for instance be very easily fitted on a ventilation duct and used there. You may still need additional accessories for flow measurement. Here too, you will find just what you want at Testo.
Advantages of flow measurement using an anemometer:
- flow measurement indoors
- calculation and forwarding of measuring values
- analysis possible in some cases