HOME > Flow > Vortex >Vortex


Low Profile Insertion

There are no other parts required, other than the meter during installation. The mounting assembly welds directly on the outside of the pipe. The radius of the mounting assembly is machined to fit the diameter of the pipe, from two inch to twenty four inches in diameter. There is an arrow machined into the mounting assembly showing the direction of flow. Once the mounting assembly is welded to the pipe, the insertion bar can then be inserted into the mounting assembly.

The insertion bar is designed to have no leak paths to the sensors or the electronics. All mechanical assemblies on the insertion bar are electron beam welded with no O rings or compression seals. If for any reason the insertion bar is damaged, it can be replaced without removing anything off the pipe. There are two sizes of insertion bars, one for two - four inches and one for six - twenty four inches; therefore one spare part can fit many lines sizes and could be interchangeable

The meter has been designed for safety. There is a pin which is inserted into the mounting assembly once the insertion bar is inserted into the pipe. This pin serves two purposes. The first is to align the meter with the flow; the second is to prevent the meter from coming out under pressure. The pin can only be installed with zero line pressure. When pressure is applied, the pin is locked in place and cannot be removed. There is also a large nut which screws down over the insertion bar onto the mounting assembly. This nut also holds the insertion in place and keeps it from coming out of the line under pressure. When pressure is applied to the line, the insertion bar cannot be removed; even if someone removes the holding nut, the pin is still in place.

These meters include our Smart Transmitter Electronics, "MicroTel". There are six digits of rate and eight digits of totalization. All parameters can be modified via a keypad. The electronics is a two wire device, 4 to 20 mA and can be remote mounted over three hundred feet from the meter. There is also a serial port to read and down load data into memory.


  • The same insertion meter used on liquid, steam or gas
  • Heavy duty maintenance free design
  • Now moving parts
  • Sensor does not touch process fluid
  • No holes to clog
  • Electron beam welded construction