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VN2000 Hot Tap Insertion Flow Meter

The VN2000 Hot Tap Insertion Vortex Flow Meter measures the volumetric or mass flow rate of steam, gases or liquids over a large flow range. The meter is a heavy duty design engineered to stand up to the most abusive environments inside and outside the pipe.

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  • Size
    50…900 mm
    2...36 in.
  • Temperature Range
    –120…204°C
    -250...400 °F
  • Flow Range
    49…593,174 lpm
    13…156,700 gpm
  • Pressure Range
    Up to 68.9 bar
    Up to 1,000 PSI
  • Accuracy
    ±1 %
    ± 1 %
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Reliable, Easy to Install Hot Tap Insertion Meter.

ideal for accurately measuring liquids, compressed air and saturated steam. No moving parts and virtually maintenance-free once installed.

  • Removable Insertion/Extraction Tool. Aids in installation or removal in high pressure applications
  • Reliable measurement for steam and a variety of fluids. Heavy duty design engineered to stand up to the most abusive environments inside and outside the pipe
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs and Spare Parts. No internal o-rings or seals of any kind and absolutely no leak paths into the sensors or electronics. Our sensors do not touch the process fluid, which gives them an almost unlimited life span.


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  • Volumetric Flow
    ±1.0% of reading (for Liquids, Gas & Steam)
    ±1.0% of reading (for Liquids, Gas & Steam)
  • Repeatability
    ±0.25% of reading (for Liquids, Gas & Steam)
    ±0.25% of reading (for Liquids, Gas & Steam)
  • Mass or Heat Flow
    ±1.0% of reading (for Liquids, Gas & Steam)
    ±1.0% of reading (for Liquids, Gas & Steam)
  • Velocity – Liquid
    0.402…9 m/s
    1.32…32 ft/s
  • Velocity – Gas
    cube root (140/ρ) ft/s… 300 ft/sec (91 m/sec)
    cube root (140/ρ) ft/s… 300 ft/sec (91 m/sec)
  • Reynolds Range
    10,000…7,000,000 depending on fluid density
    10,000…7,000,000 depending on fluid density
  • Straight Run Pipe
    Upstream 10 diameters; downstream 5 diameters with one 90° elbow before the meter
    Upstream 10 diameters; downstream 5 diameters with one 90° elbow before the meter
  • Pipe sizes
    50…900 mm
    2…36 in.
  • Fluid temperature
    –120…204°C
    –250…400° F
  • Maximum Pressure
    Up to 68.9 bar
    Up to 1,000 psi
  • Wetted Materials
    Stainless steel 304L
    Stainless steel 304L
  • Hot Tap Connections
    1-1/2 in: NPT, ASME/ANSI 150, 300 flanges Sealing assembly: Two ethylene propylene O-rings Optional removable extractor
    1-1/2 in: NPT, ASME/ANSI 150, 300 flanges Sealing assembly: Two ethylene propylene O-rings Optional removable extractor
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Market Applications

  • Building Design, HVAC & Plumbing

    Flow instrumentation solutions are a crucial aspect of building design, construction and operation for apartments, hospitals, schools, factories and other facilities. From HVAC and grounds management to plumbing and water services, our meters are specifically designed to provide solutions that are accurate and reliable, even under the most challenging conditions.

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  • Utility Water Treatment & Distribution

    Water and wastewater treatment facilities have the critical job of producing a safe supply of high-quality drinking water. Their operational processes are complex and involve a wide range of flow measurement tasks. These applications demand the highest flow meter accuracy and reliability, as well as long-term stability and a low cost-of-ownership. Badger Meter water treatment solutions meet the challenge and are part of our end-to-end portfolio of products for the water utility industry.

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