An Orifice Meter is used to measure the

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

The flow rate in the pipe is measured by using Orifice Meter. It is also used to measure the flow rate of a gas. It consists of a meter tube, an orifice plate, and an orifice plate housing.

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

  • Petrochemical plants

  • Refineries

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.

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