Open Channel Flow Meter - Valeport BFM001 & 002

Valeport BFM001 & 002 Open Channel Flow Meters

  • Available for Rental Next day delivery available (stock permitting)
  • Ideal for Stream/River Gauging
  • Easy to Use Ideal for flow gauging in streams and rivers worldwide
  • High accuracy
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The Valeport BFM001/002 stream and river gauging current meters provide cost effective and reliable flow monitoring in open-channels.

  • Rugged, low maintenance
  • Flow range: 0-10m/sec
  • Hydrometric studies
  • Reliable & accurate

The BFM001/002 current meters can be used in a variety of environments, including salt, fresh and effluent water, from shallow streams and rivers to tidal waterways. The flow meters benefit from the design of the impeller bearings, which give low threshold velocity and consistent performance. The impeller hub design prevents silt and weed entering the bearings, making them suitable for the harshest of environments.

Their ease of operation make the 001 and 002 current meters ideal for field study use and an invaluable tool for hydrometric work. Available as either a wading or suspension set, all systems are supplied with the Model 0012B real time control display unit which is capable of storing calibration coefficients for 10 different meters.

Manufactured by: Valeport
Model: Valeport BFM001 & 002 Open Channel Flow Meters

Services offered for this product

  • Sales
  • Rental
  • Installation
  • Calibration
  • Maintenance


Hydrometric studies


Model 001
Type 8011 series High Impact Styrene Impeller
Size 125mm diameter by 270mm pitch
Range 0.03 to 10m/s
Accuracy ±1.5% of reading above 0.15m/s
±0.004m/s below 0.15m/s
Model 002
Type 1178 series High Impact Styrene Impeller
Size 50mm diameter by 100mm pitch
Range 0.046 to 5m/s
Accuracy ±2.5% of reading above 0.5m/s
±0.01m/s below 0.5m/s

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Yes, the ordering process is very easy. Orders can be made via purchase order or by credit/debit card. Once we have the paperwork we can delivery next day to any location in Europe. Provided with the equipment is a quick start guide, and if you need extra support, the technical support engineers can be contacted via phone call.
No, all of our flowmeters are competitively priced and rental is an ideal option for cutting costs to a fraction of a full priced new flowmeter.
Every flow meter is tested upon shipping and return as part of our ISO9001 procedure. Also, as part of this procedure, the flow meter is calibrated once a year. If a copy of the calibration certificate is needed let us know.
We are here to help. If the self-help and quick start guides do not help, then call one of our technical support engineers on +44 (0) 1527 882060. We have supplied and supported many clamp on rental installations throughout Europe.
First, contact us for a quote. If you are happy with the quote then send us a purchase order. Or alternatively call us with credit card details and fill out and send us a rental agreement form.
If the stock is permitting, and all paperwork is received by 12pm then flow meters can usually be available the next day.
The minimum hire period for flow meters is one week.
Once you have the meter you can rent it for as long as you need it. However, it would help if you can let us know that you wish to extend the rental period. Upon return the meter is off-hired and once checked and tested, an invoice will be issued to you. Also, if you extend your rental past a 4, 8 or 12 week rental threshold, then you are entitled to a discount.
You are only charged for the period of time for which you have the flowmeter. So, if a flowmeter is returned 3 days late you are only charged for 3 extra days, and each of these days is charged at one fifth of the weeks hire cost.
Normally, you will use your own courier but if you have any problems let us know and we can arrange a pick up the day after you notify us, but you will be charged for the carriage and this cost will be added to the invoice.
Without exception, all our flow meters are tested. If you need a 110v plug instead of the standard 230v plug let us know.
As long as the pipe is relatively clean, coatings or paint is usually not a problem for clamp on flow meters but if the pipe is corroded or the paintwork has bubbled then a quick sanding down with sandpaper or a wire brush is recommended.
An ultrasonic wall thickness gauge, that measures to within 0.05mm, is provided as standard with all flow meter rental packages.
The screendump facility on the integrated dataloggers on all our flow meters, allows you to photograph any screen and download it to your pc.
After the equipment has been shipped, it is the responsibility of the hirer. However, in our experience it is rare that any of our flow meters are damaged. Our flow meters are tough, as well as accurate, and reliable.