Bürkert releases its FLOWave Type 8098 flowmeter that operates according to the patented surface acoustic waves or SAW process, which uses surface waves to perform measurements.
In this processing, there are no installed fittings or constrictions, which also means there are no empty spaces in the measurement tube.
In addition, measurements are performed without any contact between the sensor elements and the medium; the liquid neither affects the sensor elements nor can the sensors contaminate the medium.
This is hygienic and simplifies the cleaning process.
Pressure drops are avoided as the measuring tube is identical to every other straight tube section in the system in fluidic terms.
FLOWave consumes much less energy than Coriolis flowmeters, for example, and can be mounted in any installation position.
Measurements can be taken in standing liquids in fast-flowing liquids or in liquid flows that change direction.
No maintenance work is required, which can significantly reduce the operating costs.