The Global Water Flow Probe is an accurate water velocity instrument for measuring flows in open channels and partially filled pipes. The water velocity probe consists of a protected water propeller with positive displacement sensor coupled with an expandable probe handle ending in a digital readout display. The water flow meter incorporates true velocity averaging for accurate flow measurements. The Flow Probe is ideal for storm water runoff studies, sewer flow measurements, measuring flows in rivers and streams, and monitoring water velocity in ditches and canals. The Flow Probe Swivel Head option allows you to rotate the flow probe's turbo prop to + 90 degrees from it's standard position. This option lets the flow probe take water velocity measurements in hard to measure areas such as vertical pipes on water tanks or swimming pool drainage systems.
The Flow Probe incorporates the unique Turbo-Prop propeller sensor, which uses the most accurate positive displacement technique available for velocity sensing. The Turbo-Prop is designed to shed debris and is protected inside a 2" diameter housing. The probe housing may be placed directly on the bottom of a pipe or stream bed for measuring low flows down to 2" in depth. The flow meter propeller rotates freely on its bearing shaft with no mechanical interconnections for minimal friction. Magnetic material in the propeller tip passes a pickup point in the water velocity meter handle producing electrical impulses that are carried to the readout display by an internal cable. The Turbo-Prop is easily removed for cleaning or replacement.
The water velocity computer receives an electrical signal from the propeller, amplifies the signal, and converts the reading to feet per second (or meters per second, depending on programming). The large LCD screen displays average, minimum, and maximum water velocity readings. Up to 30 sets of time and date stamped data points can be stored in the computer with the push of a button. These data points can be reviewed on the computer screen for later analysis. The water velocity computer has a water-resistant housing and incorporates a unique four-button operation for changing functions and resetting the display. The water velocity computer is powered by a non-replaceable battery that will last approximately five years with normal use. Low battery and end of data warnings will also display as appropriate.
Digital display in ft/sec or m/sec
Records 30 data sets for later analysis
Rain-proof digital computer
Highly accurate easy flow monitoring
Debris shedding turbo-prop
Lightweight, rugged, and reliable
Telescoping handle with staff gauge
Padded carrying case for easy storage
Used by water professionals worldwide since 1990
Ideal for measuring flows in streams, rivers, canals, stormwater, wastewater, inflow and infiltration studies, and