The General Flow Sensor with Pitot Tube determines fluid velocity by measuring the pressure difference between the two input tubes within an open channel.
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The General Flow Sensor determines fluid velocity in air or water by measuring the difference in pressure between the two input tubes. Either the Venturi Tube or the Pitot Tube must be connected to the General Flow Sensor. The type of fluid (air or water) being used is selectable in the software.
- The Venturi Tube is used in a pipe network that carries water or air.
- The Pitot Tube is used in an open water channel or in air.
|Pressure Range||0 to 50 kPa|
|Pressure Accuracy||±2.5% of Full Scale (0 to 85ºC)|
|Resolution||0.2% of Full Scale|
|Venturi Range||0 to 84 gpm (water); 0 to 773 gpm (air)|
|Venturi Accuracy||±2 gpm (water); ±2.5 cf/min (air)|
|Pitot Range||0 to 9.98 m/s (water); 0 to 92.1 m/s (air)|
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This product requires a PASCO Interface to connect to your computer or device. We recommend the following option(s). For a breakdown of features, capabilities, and additional options, see our Interface Comparison Guide »
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