Possible areas of application
SIKA VVX15 flow sensors are used for measuring water flow at low and medium measurement ranges.
One such application area is heating systems.
Alternate vortices rotating in opposite directions are generated behind a bluff body immersed in a flow. The vortices detach from the edges of the bluff body and form a Kármán vortex street in the fluid stream. The distance between the single vortices is constant. The frequency of the vortices flowing past a sensor depends on the flow rate and is proportional to the flow. The sensor detects these vortices which are then converted to an electrical frequency signal.
|Nominal diameter||DN 15|
|Flow range||2...40 l/min|
|Process connection||G¾-ISO 228 male, incl. O-rings|
|Accuracy||±2 % of full scale*|
|Pressure rating||PN 10|
5...90 °C -20...90 °C**
|Frequency output||Frequency signal, square wave, pulse duty ratio 50:50, signal current max. 20 mA|
Output signal flow
|Power supply||8...30 V DC or 5 V DC (±5 %) or 12...24 VDC****|
|Electrical connection||5-pin plug connector M12 x 1|
|Degree of protection EN 60529||IP65***|
* Test conditions: See data sheet
** Temperature cycle test: See data sheet
*** With attached cable socket only
**** Only available for output signal flow 4...20 mA and 0...10 V
- Recognized component ETL according to UL & CSA standards available on request
Further details and accessories can be found in the datasheet.