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Clamp-on flow meters are an ideal solution for certain application scenarios. Flow, along with pressure and temperature, is one of the most important parameters when monitoring or controlling the fluids in pipes. Temperature and pressure are often measured alongside flow to calculate the energy flow in a pipe, but very often, especially in the water and waste sector, flow rate can be the sole parameter that is measured, either to quantify the flow for fiscal purposes or to control the flow as part of a process.
There is a wide diversity of flow meters and each type has their advantages and disadvantages. Most flow meters are inserted within the flow, often via spool pieces, to ensure the best flow through the meter itself. Sometimes it can be inconvenient to integrate a flow meter within a pipe, in which case clamp-on flow meters offer a viable alternative. For example, when a meter provides a temporary replacement or checks on existing equipment, clamp-on flow meters provide a reliable and cost-effective solution.