Development of a cone-meter flow meter

The customer
Leader in the design, manufacture, installation, service and maintenance of industrial boilers for standard and special applications

At a glance
The cone meter is a flow meter that imposes a pressure drop in the flow along which it is applied. Through an appropriate calibration, it is possible to derive the flow rate value starting from the measurement of the pressure variation detected between the upstream and the valley of the cone. In the specific case the customer needed to:

  • prototype a cone-meter for the measurement of combustible gases and saturated steam
  • prepare a measurement set-up including two pressure probes along the wall of the duct rather than on the surface of the cone

The development has integrated all the phases of the project:

  • From the idea to the virtual model
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Experimental verification
  • Optimization of the project and final prototype
2D design
3D development
lab test and validation