Answer: An orifice meter is used to measure the flow rate of a fluid or a gas.
Orifice meter works on the principle of Differential Pressure Measurement. It is typically made of carbon steel, and the main components of the device are Inlet Section, Outlet Section, Orifice Plate and Flow Conditioner. There are different types of orifice fittings such as Single Chamber, Dual Chamber and Double Block and Bleed (DBB).
Utilization of Orifice Meter
It is utilized in several industries such as
Natural gas industries
Water treatment plants
Advantages of Orifice Meter
Following are the advantages of the orifice meter:
It is easy to use.
It is cost effective.
Occupies less space.
It can be installed in the vertical or horizontal position.
It helps in determining the flow rates in large pipes.
What is the Orifice Meter used to measure?
An orifice meter is used to measure the flow rate in the pipe.