Flow Meter

Alfa Laval Flow Meter provides accurate measurement of feed, permeate, retentate and diawater flows in membrane filtration modules and plants for a wide range of hygienic industries.

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Accurate flow measurement

Alfa Laval flow meters are hygienic flow measuring instruments that enable accurate detection of liquid levels in membrane filtration modules and plants. Easy-to-read scales located in front of the tubes provide excellent visibility of the indicating floats.

Hygienic flow meter design

Alfa Laval flow meters feature a precision-machined tapered glass metering tube with a smooth surface. All materials comply with US Food and Drug Administration regulations, and all product-wetted parts are made of AISI 316L stainless steel and polysulphone. The flow meters are designed to withstand process temperatures between 0 and +100°C (+32 and 212°F).

Flow meter range

Alfa Laval flow meters are available in four nominal diameters, covering flow ranges from 60 l/h up to 20,000 l/h (16 – 5,283 U.S. gal/h) and pressures up to 16 bar (232 psi).

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Product Benefits

  • Hygienic flow measuring instruments
  • Hygienic flow meter design
  • Flow meter range

How it works


The Alfa Laval flow meter consists of a vertically oriented tapered glass metering tube with a larger end at the top and a metering float that is free to move within the tube.

Operating principle

A metering float rises in the tube in proportion to the fluid flow. The height of the float is an indication of the flow rate, and readings are taken from the scale on the metering tube. The scale indicates the fluid flow as a percentage of maximum flow (100% = max. flow). Different metering floats may be used within the same flow meter, thus making it possible to use the flow meter to measure several different flow ranges.

Part of a broad instrumentation range

Alfa Laval offers a comprehensive range of instrumentation intended for hygienic applications in the dairy, foodbeverage, home carepersonal care, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

For a broader instrumentation range, explorer the different product categories: analytical instruments, cleaning validation instruments, flow instruments, level instruments, pressure instruments, temperature instruments and weighing instruments.

Food Logic

Alfa Laval's hygienic equipment combines high performance with gentle handling to preserve sensitive ingredients and keep up with the food industry trends. The equipment addresses four key challenges; supplying food products to consumers at a competitive price, getting the most from raw materials, reducing waste and emissions, and delivering safe and hygienic food products.

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Close at Hand Catalogue

Alfa Laval's hygienic equipment product catalogue "Close at hand" includes product leaflets, performance curves, links to animations, brochures and lists for ordering purposes.

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Download the product models in Neutral or Native CAD file formats. It is also possible to download 3D PDF files.

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