MV80 Vortex Flow Meter - Mass Flow Meter

MV80 Vortex Flow Meter

  • Versatile Mass Flow Meter Can measure most steams, liquids and gases without the need to recalibrate.
  • Cost Effective Pressure and temperature integrated into one simple system saving on installation costs and initial capital costs.
  • Range of MV80 Types Available User can choose the most suitable configuration for their application.
  • Multivariable Velocity, Flow, Temperature, Pressure/Density
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The Panaflow MV80 is an in-line multivariable vortex flow meter, suitable for measuring mass flow, temperature and pressure. Also allows volumetric flow measurement and density. The MV80 mass flow meter can measure most qases, liquids and steam.

The in-line mass flow meter's design has a vortex shredding velocity sensor, an RTD temperature sensor and a solid state pressure transducer that measures the mass flow rate of steam, gases and liquids. Most meter types measure temperature and pressure at different points as the devices are not generally installed at the same points This can mean that mass flow readings can be extremely inaccurate. The MV80 measures these parameters at the same location giving more accurate process measurements.

The MV80 mass flow meter is very cost effective as it integrates pressure and temperature with a simplified system. This saves on initial capital costs and also installation costs. All parameters can be sent straight to your data acquisition system, so there is no need to purchase additional instrumentation.

There are a variety of MV80 vortex meters available so the user can choose the option with the most suitable configuration to suit their application.

Manufactured by: GE Panametrics
Model: MV80 Vortex Flow Meter

Services offered for this product

  • Sales
  • Rental
  • Installation
  • Calibration
  • Maintenance


Ideal for high temperature and high velocity steam
Power generation - steam applications
Industrial - HVAC, district energy management
Commercial - building, campus and facility energy management
Oil and gas - allocation of natural gas
Petrochemical - mass balancing, reaction processes heating


Process Variable Liquids Gas and Steam
Volumetric Flow Rate±.7% of Rate±1% of Rate
Mass Flow Rate±1% of Rate±1.5% of Rate
Temperature±2°F (± 1°C)± 2°F (± 1°C)
Pressure± .3% of Full Scale± .3% of Full Scale
Density± .3% of Reading± .5% of Reading
Accuracy Mass flow rate accuracy for gas and steam based on 50-100% of pressure range
Repeatability Mass flow rate: ±0.2% of rate
Volumetric flow rate: ±0.1% of rate
Temperature: ±0.2°F (± 0.1°C)
Pressure: ±0.05% of full scale
Density: ±0.1% of reading
Response Time Adjustable from 1 to 100 seconds
Process and Ambient Temperature

Process standard temperature:
-40 to 500°F(-40 to 260°C)
Process high temperature:
Up to 750°F (400°C)
Ambient operating temperature:
-5 to 185°F (-20 to 85°C)
Ambient storage temperature:
-40 to 185°F (-40 to 85°C)

Power Requirements Model MV80-V: 12-36 VDC loop powered
Model MV80-VTP, DC option: 12-36 VDC, 100 mA max
Model MV80-VTP, AC option: 85-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1 Watt
Display Alphanumeric 2 line x 16 character LCD digital display
Six pushbuttons for full field configuration
Pushbuttons can be operated with magnetic wand
without removal of enclosure covers
Display can be mounted in 90° intervals for better viewing
Output Signals Analog: 4-20 mA, loop powered for volumetric meters
Alarm: Solid state relay, 40 VDC
Totalizer Pulse: 50 millisecond, 40 VDC
Volumetric: One analog, one totalizer pulse, HART
Multivariable: Up to three analog signals, three alarms, one totalizer pulse, HART
Multivariable option: Modbus process monitoring
Wetted Materials 316L stainless steel, plus:
- PTFE-based thread sealant on models with pressure transducer
- PTFE packing on standard temperature models with packing gland
- Graphite-based packing on high temperature models with packing gland

Certifications Explosion-proof for Class I, Division 1, Groups B, C & D
Dust-ignitionproof for Class II, III, Division 1, Groups E, F & G
Type 4x and IP66
T6 Temperature Class at -40°C - +70°C
KEMA ATEX/IEC Ex Approvals II 2G Ex d IIB + H2 T6
II 2 D Ex tD A21 IP66 T85°C
Certifications Explosion-proof for Class I, Division 1, Groups B, C & D
Dust-ignitionproof for Class II, III, Division 1, Groups E, F & G
Type 4x and IP66
T6 Temperature Class at -40°C - +70°C
KEMA ATEX/IEC Ex Approvals II 2G Ex d IIB + H2 T6
II 2 D Ex tD A21 IP66 T85°C


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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.
No problem. The quick start guide is designed to make installing the flow meters a simple task. Everything you require for set up will be found in the peli-box supplied with the 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.
The flow meters typically provide an accuracy of ±1 to 2% of rate, so if you are measuring 100l/sec then the accuracy is between 98-102l/sec.
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.
All of our standard transducers will do -40degC to +150degC, but this will depend on your application.
  • Liquid: below 50mm CFLP transducers are required, 50-1000mm CRS-402 transducers and 150-8000mm CRS-401 transducers. All the bits you need can be supplied, and delivered with the meter.
  • Gas: below 80mm CRS-402 is required, for 80-300mm the CRS-401/CRV-310 and for above 300mm the CRW-312 transducers are required.
  • High temperatures: For liquid we can measure +450degC for liquid and for gas/steam +250degC. But please consult RS Hydro.
Of course, we make a small surcharge for each set of transducers. Most applications only require one set, but on occasion some people may require two, for more diverse pipe sizes and applications.
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.
We have hired more ultrasonic clamp on flow meters than any other company in Europe. We are now one of the world's largest distributors of GE Panametrics flow meters. We always review your application before hire so no unwanted surprises are encountered. Every effort has been made to make your flow meter hire and enjoyable experience: quick start guides to help you set up with ease, online videos for further help, rugged packaging for extra durability anywhere, and real flow engineers available for online/telephone support.