Vortex Flowmeters – Measuring Principle Vortex
The vortex flowmeter is used for measuring the flow velocity of gases and liquids in pipelines flowing full. The measuring principle is based on the development of a Karman vortex shedding street in the wake of a body built into the pipeline.
The periodic shedding of eddies occurs first from one side and then from the other side of a bluff body (vortex-shedding body) installed perpendicular to the pipe axis. Vortex shedding generates a so-called "Karman vortex street" with alternating pressure conditions whose frequency is proportional to the flow velocity.