Can the paddlewheel (impeller) style flow sensor be used for an open channel flow application?

Document ID

Document ID TE2050

Version

Version 5.0

Status

Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 03/06/2019
Question
Can the paddlewheel (impeller) style flow sensor be used for an open channel flow application?
Summary
Paddlewheel (impeller) flow sensor installation
Answer
Paddlewheel (impeller) flow sensors should only be used in closed pipe applications where the pipe will remain full all of the time. Hach has ultrasonic flow systems that can be used for open channel flow applications.

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