Overview

Panametrics, a Baker Hughes business, offers a comprehensive clamp-on portfolio consisting of AquaTrans, DigitalFlow, and PanaFlow models.

Ultrasonic clamp-on flow meters measure fluid flow in main applications. By using sound waves to determine the transit time of a gas or liquid, ultrasonic flow meters can accurately monitor any changes in flow, both upstream and downstream. Versus traditional vortex flowmeters, ultrasonic flow meters offer additional benefits such as no moving parts, thus reducing failure occurrences and extending the life of the flow meter, plus the ability to simply clamp the flow meter to the side of a pipe, so there is no need to shut down production, install an inline meter, calibrate it, and restart. With our ultrasonic clamp-on flow meters you can choose where to measure, without having to disrupt production at all.

Easy to install without process shutdown, these meters are accurate and versatile for a variety of industries, fluids, and pipe thicknesses. Whether chain, wire rope, Velcro® strap, or a magnetic, bolt-on, or weldable steel yoke with metal band, our clamp-on meters makeinstallation and removal a breeze, enabling your team to work more efficiently, and spot check flow at virtually any section of pipeline.

Ultrasonic clamp-on meters serve a variety of flow measurement applications for industries such as municipal for water, wastewater, potable, and sewage; district energy, condensate, and chilled water; and processing applications such as oil and gas, hydrocarbon, chemical, food & beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. The meters maintain a reading of 1 to 2% and are contamination-free.

Panametrics Clamp-on Flow Meter Portfolio
AquaTrans AT600 Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meter

The Panametrics AquaTrans AT600 is a liquid clamp-on flow meter designed to be accurate, durable, and cost-effective. The AquaTrans AT600 liquid flow ultrasonic transmitter combines state-of-the-art flow measurement capability with a low-cost transmitter package that can be installed right at the process measurement point. It’s designed specifically for water and wastewater applications in full pipes.

The all-digital AquaTrans AT600 has no moving parts and requires minimal maintenance. An onboard microprocessor uses patented correlation transit-time™ technology for long-term, drift-free operation. Automatic adjustment to changing fluid properties and dynamically configured operating software simplify programming. Rugged and reliable, this meter will remain fixed to your pipe for years to come. Features include:

  • Economical non-intrusive flow measurement
  • Extremely simple setup and installation
  • Suitable for a wide range of pipe sizes and materials
  • Suitable for lined pipes
  • Velocity, volumetric, and totalized flow outputs
  • Clamp-on installations
  • Permanent solid couplant for clamp-on applications
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AquaTrans AT868 Ultrasonic Clamp-on Liquid Flow Meter

The Panametrics AquaTrans AT868 ultrasonic liquid flow meter is a rugged, cost-efficient, low-maintenance transmitter package ideal for water applications. The AquaTrans AT868 combines state-of-the-art flow measurement capability with a low-cost transmitter package that can be installed right at the process measurement point. It’s designed specifically for water and wastewater applications in full pipes.

The all-digital AquaTrans AT868 has no moving parts and requires minimal maintenance. An onboard microprocessor uses patented Correlation Transit-Time™ technology for long-term, drift-free operation. Automatic adjustment to changing fluid properties and dynamically configured operating software simplify programming.

This convenient meter can be installed without shutting down your process, making it the perfect choice for municipal applications. Features include:

  • Economical non-intrusive flow measurement
  • Simple setup and installation
  • Suitable for wide range of pipe sizes and materials
  • Suitable for lined pipes
  • Two-channel/two-path version available
  • Velocity, volumetric and totalized flow
  • Internal keypad for field programming
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DigitalFlow GC868 Ultrasonic Gas Flow Meter

The Panametrics DigitalFlow GC868 ultrasonic gas flow meter is a fixed-installation clamp-on meter. Its advanced clamp-on ultrasonic transducers and clamping fixture make this flow meter accurate and easy to use in process environments, applying Panametrics’ patented transit time techniques for many types of gas process measurements.

The DigitalFlow GC868 flowmeter can be used to measure the flow of any gas. It is especially useful for metering erosive, corrosive, toxic, high-purity or sterile gases, or in any application where penetrating the pipe wall is undesirable. Since no tapping or cutting of the pipe is required, permanent installation costs are significantly reduced. The meter has no wetted or moving parts, rarely requires maintenance, causes no pressure drop, and has very wide rangeability. Features include: 

  • Clamp-on unobstructed installation
  • No wetted parts
  • Two-channel/two-path version available
  • No moving parts
  • No pressure drop
  • Sound speed output
  • Simple installation
  • Standard volumetric flow calculation
  • Steam mass flow
  • Supercompressibility compensation
  • Suitable for a wide range of temperatures and pressures
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DigitalFlow CTF878 Ultrasonic Clamp-on Gas Flow Meter

The Panametrics DigitalFlow CTF878 is a clamp-on gas flow meter specifically designed for corrosive, toxic, high-purity, and sterile gas environments. It is highly accurate in measuring the flow of natural gas, compressed air, inert gas, and any other gases. 

The DigitalFlow CTF878 clamp-on gas flow meter utilizes a new technology called correlation tag (patented) to determine gas flow rate. This technique is very different from traditional ultrasonic transit-time measurement and is well-suited for gas applications. The DigitalFlow CTF878 can measure a wide range of velocities in small to large pipes up to 200 ft/s (61 m/s), giving it broad applicability in gas flow measurement. It is used on plastic and metal pipes from 2 to 36 in. (50 to 900 mm) in diameter. Accuracy is excellent— better than ±2 percent of reading—with repeatability of ±0.2 to ±0.6 percent of reading. The turndown ratio is 43-to-1. Features include: 

  • Suitable for metal pipes with pressures as low as atmospheric pressure
  • Clamp-on unobstructed installation
  • No wetted parts
  • No moving parts
  • No pressure drop
  • Simple installation
  • Standard volumetric calculation (ideal gas)
  • Suitable for a wide range of temperatures
  • High-velocity capability
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DigitalFlow XMT868i Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Transmitter

The DigitalFlow XMT868i ultrasonic flow transmitter combines state-of-the-art flow measurement capability with a low-cost transmitter package that can be installed right at the process measurement point. The XMT868i carries appropriate certification for installation in hazardous (classified) locations commonly found in petrochemical and chemical processing environments.

The all-digital XMT868i has no moving parts, requires minimal maintenance, and provides long-term, drift-free operation. An onboard microprocessor provides exclusive digital signal coding and correlation detection routines, automatic adjustment to changing fluid properties, and dynamically configured operating software to simplify programming. Features include:

  • Economical, non-intrusive flow measurement
  • Hazardous (classified) location certification
  • Simple setup and installation
  • Suitable for a wide range of pipe sizes and materials
  • Two-channel/two-path version available
  • Energy measurement option
  • Large backlit LCD display
  • Velocity, volumetric, and energy flow rates
  • Totalized flow and trend data
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DigitalFlow DF868 Ultrasonic Clamp-on Liquid Flow Meter

The DigitalFlow DF868 is a full-featured, fixed-installation liquid flowmeter designed to meet all your flow metering and energy measurement needs.

Its patented Correlation Transit-Time™ digital signal processing provides drift-free measurements in ultrapure and most “dirty” liquids.  This includes fluids with gas bubbles and entrained solids that have previously required Doppler-type meters.

Using clamp-on flow transducers, the DigitalFlow DF868 measures flow rate through metal, plastic, or even concrete-lined pipes without penetrating the pipe wall. To hold clamp-on transducers in place, a variety of clamping fixtures are available to accommodate different pipe sizes, transducer types, and attachment methods (e.g., chain, wire rope, Velcro® strap, or a magnetic, bolt-on, or weldable steel yoke with metal band). Our universal clamping fixture includes ruled slide tracks to simplify transducer spacing for accurate flow measurements. There’s even a special small-pipe clamping fixture with miniaturized transducers to simplify flow measurement on 0.5 to 2 inch (15 to 50 mm) lines. Features include:

  • Economical non-intrusive flow measurement
  • Hazardous (classified) location certifications
  • Simple set-up and installation
  • Suitable for a wide range of pipe sizes and materials
  • Two-channel/two-path version available
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PanaFlow LC Clamp-on Flow Meter

Panametrics PanaFlow LC is an ultrasonic permanent clamp-on flow meter for process applications. This flow meter has the superior performance of the DigitalFlow XMT868 with improved signal processing and performance

The PanaFlow LC is versatile, can handle harsh environments in oil & gas and chemical markets, and comes with an explosion-proof /flame-proof design. Advantages include:

  • Wide selection of transducers suitable for many applications
  • Hazardous area certification
  • Improved accuracy & repeatability through enhanced signal processing
  • HART and Foundation Fieldbus digital protocols
  • Wider flow range for handle more diverse flow measurements
  • Velocity, volumetric, mass, totalizer, and energy flow rate measurements
  • Based on legacy Panametrics technology for reliable flow measurements
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