GE Panametrics PT878

Portable Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meter – Non-intrusive flow measurement

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GE Panametrics PT878 – Portable Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meter


The TransPort PT878 flow meter packs big features into a small, lightweight package. It is a go-anywhere portable meter with a  rechargeable internal battery pack and universal power supply charger that is so easy to use that you can make your first flow measurement within just minutes of opening the box.


The PT878 is one of the most powerful portable ultrasonic liquid flow meters available. It measures flow from outside plastic, metal or concrete-lined pipes nonintrusively, so there’s no pressure drop, leaks or contamination. Patented correlation algorithms resolve transit-time signals like no other flow meter and allow the PT878 to measure flow in ultrapure to extremely dirty liquids such as raw sewage and slurries.


The PT878’s built-in datalogger can store more than 100,000 data points and up to 32 sets of site location parameters. An infrared port transfers datalog, site and other files to your PC. Temperature transducers are available for measuring energy flow rate. The rechargeable battery provides six to eight hours of continuous remote operation. A rugged, sealed enclosure provides IP67 submersibility to protect the unit against water damage.


GE Panametrics PT878 Features:

  • Small, lightweight and easy to use
  • Non-intrusive flow measurement for most pipe sizes and materials, including lined pipes
  • Velocity, volumetric and energy flow rates
  • Totalized flow and trend data
  • Logs more than 100,000 flow data points
  • Multiple language user interface

GE Panametrics PT878 Applications:

  • Potable water and wastewater
  • Cooling and heating water
  • Ultrapure water and liquids
  • Crude oil, diesel and fuel oils, lubricating oils
  • Refined hydrocarbons
  • Chemicals
  • Other liquids


Operation and Performance
Fluid TypesAcoustically conductive fluids, including most clean liquids, and many liquids with entrained solids or gas bubbles. Maximum void fraction depends on transducer, interrogation carrier frequency, path length and pipe configuration.
Pipe Sizes0.5 in to 300 in (12.7 mm to 7.6 m) and larger
Pipe Wall ThicknessUp to 3 in (76.2 mm)
Pipe MaterialsAll metals and most plastics. Consult GE for concrete, composite materials, and highly corroded or lined pipes.
Clamp-On Flow Accuracy (Velocity)Pipe ID>6 in (150 mm): ±1% to 2% of reading typical

Pipe ID<6 in (150 mm): ±2% to 5% of reading typical

Accuracy depends on pipe size and whether measurement is one-path or two-path. Accuracy to ±0.5% of reading may be achievable with process calibration.
Repeatability±0.1% to 0.3% of reading
Range (Bidirectional)–40 to 40 ft/s (–12.2 to 12.2 m/s)
Rangeability (Overall)400:1
Specifications assume a fully developed flow profile (typically 10 diameters upstream and 5 diameters downstream of straight pipe run) and flow velocity greater than 1 ft/s (0.3 m/s).
Measurement ParametersVolumetric flow, totalized flow and flow velocity
Flow MeasurementPatented Correlation Transit-Time mode
EnclosureSubmersible IP67
DimensionsWeight 3 lb (1.36 kg),
Size (h x w x d) 9.4 in x 5.5 in x 1.5 in
(238 mm x 138 mm x 38 mm)
Display240 x 200 pixel backlit LCD graphic display
Keypad25-key rubberized tactile membrane keypad
Internal BatteryRechargeable battery: 9 to 11 hr of continuous operation
Battery Charger Input100 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.38 A
MemoryFLASH memory, field-upgradable
Operating Temperature–4°F to 131°F (–20°C to 55°C)



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