Vortab Flow Conditioning Eliminates Transitional Flow Effects
Vortab flow conditioners are widely recognized and applied in flow metering applications to correct the unpredictable effects of flow profile shifts caused by limited straight-run, upstream pipe geometry changes (e.g. damper positioning) and load changes. These unpredictable flow profile variations are neutralized as they pass through the Vortab flow conditioner to present a consistent, predictable outlet flow profile to the flow meter that results in accurate and repeatable flow measurements. Additionally, Vortab flow conditioners also efficiently neutralize transitional flow effects.
To appreciate the value of Vortab flow conditioning in applications with naturally occurring flow profile variations, it is first necessary to understand how flow profiles can change. Engineers specifying flow metering technologies are very aware that flow profile variations and unpredictability will directly result in measurement inaccuracy. Engineers further understand that flow profiles are a function of pipe geometry, Reynolds number (Re), internal pipe roughness and rate of change.