What is a flow rate?

August 12, 2013

The flow rate is theamount of liquid passing through a particular area over a period of time. It isgenerally measured in gallons per a minute or cubic feet per meter.

Orifice Plates

How does an orifice plate work?

The small hole on orifice plates restricts flow which causes the pressure to drop. The pressurecan be measured using pressure gauges before and after the orifice plates whichallows you to determine the flow rate using the Bernoulli’s Equation. Anorifice plate is installed between orifice flanges or a metering unit.

Orifice Plates

What is an orifice plate?

Anorificeplateis a device used formeasuring flow rate. It is a thin plate with a hole in the middle that isusually placed in a pipe where fluid flows.

Orifice Plates