Can an impeller flow sensor be used in an open channel?

Document ID

Document ID TE2050

Version

Version 2.0

Status

Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
Can an impeller flow sensor be used in an open channel?
Summary
Paddlewheel flow sensor installation notes
Answer
Impeller flow sensors should only be used in closed pipe applications where the pipe will remain full all of the time. The U53 ultrasonic flow meter using the ultrasonic flow sensor is designed for open channel applications.