Katronic Ultrasonic Non-Contact Flow Meters

Katronic Technologies Ltd. specialise in clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters and non-invasive process measurement instrumentation. The company employs state-of-the-art electronics and sensor technology to produce clamp-on flow meters that are highly reliable and easy to operate.


The clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters of the KATflow series can measure on pipes of every common material and diameter. The KATflow clamp-on flow meters work on the transit time ultrasonic principle. This, put simply, involves sending and receiving ultrasonic pulses from a pair of sensors and examining the time difference in the signal. This is a more direct method of determining flow rates than some other systems and provides reliable measurements. Ultrasonic transducers are mounted on the external surface of the pipe and are used to generate pulses which are passed through the pipe. The flowing liquid within the pipe cause’s time differences in the ultrasonic signals, which are then evaluated by the flow meter to produce an accurate flow measurement. The key principle of the method applied is that sound waves travelling with the flow will move faster than those travelling against it. The difference in the transit time of these signals is directly proportional to the flow velocity of the liquid and consequently the volumetric flow rate. Whilst elements such as flow profile, type of liquid and pipe material could have an effect on the measurement, the electronics of the flow meter compensate for and adapt to changes in the medium in order to provide reliable measurements.


KF100 NEW cost effective flowmeter

  • Cost effective measurement solution
  • Sturdy aluminium enclosure
  • Ideal flowmeter for large scale projects
  • Pipe diameters: 10 mm to over 3,000 mm (3 m)
  • For pure, clean, dirty and aerated liquids
  • Temperatures: -30 °C to +80 °C
  • Bi-directional flow measurement
  • Accuracy: ±0.5 % (velocity)
  • Available with special “P” sensors for simple applications
  • Heat quantity measurement function (optional)
  • Process outputs incl. Modbus and HART* (optional)
  • Incorporated bi-directional totalizer
  • Meter diagnostic functions
  • Data download via RS 232 or USB cable
  • Real time data transfer possible
  • Intuitive flow meter menu and Setup Wizard
  • Unique Audible Sensor Positioning Assistant

The new KATflow 100 is for permanent flow metering applications. The flowmeter has a reduced specification for applications where the more benefits of the more advances KATflow 150 and KATflow 170 are not required. Its small size also allows the installation of the flowmeter in areas where the KATflow 150 would not be practical.

Typical applications
  • Water and wastewater measurement
  • Large metering projects
  • Monitoring and controlling of HVAC systems
  • Hydraulic system flow measurements
  • Fuel consumption on ships
  • Clean room applications, demineralised water measurement
  • Automated process control

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KF200 Hand-held clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter

  • Pipe diameters: 10 mm to over 3,000 mm (3 m)
  • For pure, clean, dirty and aerated liquids
  • Temperatures: -30 °C to +200 °C
  • Bi-directional flow measurement 
  • Accuracy: ±0.5 % (velocity)
  • Battery operation: Up to 24 hours
  • Mains operation: Unlimited
  • Internal data logger for 100,000 measurements 
  • Dedicated pipe wall thickness gauge (optional)
  • Incorporated bi-directional totalizer
  • Meter diagnostic functions
  • Data download via RS 232 or USB cable
  • Real time data transfer possible
  • Intuitive flow meter menu and Setup Wizard
  • Unique Audible Sensor Positioning Assistant 
  • Robust housing with rubber shock protector
  • Transport case options
  • Ultrasonic sensors and wall thickness gauge

The KATflow 200 is an innovative portable flow meter providing engineers with a robust, easy-to-use and lightweight instrument that offers the measurement performance of more complex and expensive devices.

Typical applications
  • Pump testing and inspection
  • Inline flowmeter performance verification
  • Leakage and blockage detection
  • Flow surveys
  • Cooling and heating fluid measurements
  • Deluge and extinguisher system testing
  • Demineralised water measurement
  • Clean room applications
  • CIP measurements

KF150 Fixed installation clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter

  • Pipe diameters: 10 mm to over 3,000 mm (3 m)
  • For pure, clean, dirty and aerated liquids
  • Temperatures: -30 °C to +200 °C
  • Bi-directional flow measurement
  • Accuracy: ±0.5 % (velocity)
  • Heat quantity measurement function (optional)
  • Dual-channel flow measurement (optional)
  • Process outputs incl. Modbus and HART* (optional)
  • Internal data logger for 100,000 measurements
  • Incorporated bi-directional totalizer
  • Meter diagnostic functions
  • Data download via RS 232 or USB cable
  • Real time data transfer possible
  • Intuitive flow meter menu and Setup Wizard
  • Unique Audible Sensor Positioning Assistant
  • Density / concentration measurement option
  • Ex approved version available

The KATflow 150 is for permanent flow metering applications. Its modularity offers comprehensive configuration options to make the instrument suitable for everything from simple water flow measurements to energy flow monitoring, automated process control and product recognition.

Typical applications
  • Cooling and heating fluid measurements
  • Water and wastewater measurements
  • Monitoring and controlling of HVAC systems
  • Fuel and oil consumption measurements
  • Contactless product recognition
  • Interface detection
  • CIP system monitoring
  • Offshore applications
  • Automated process control

KF230 Portable clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter

  • Pipe diameters: 10 mm to over 3,000 mm (3 m)
  • For pure, clean, dirty and aerated liquids
  • Temperatures: -30 °C to +200 °C
  • Bi-directional flow measurement 
  • Accuracy: ±0.5 % (velocity)
  • Battery operation: Up to 24 hours
  • Mains operation: Unlimited
  • Heat quantity measurement function (optional)
  • Dual-channel flow measurement (optional)
  • Process outputs (optional)
  • Internal data logger for 100,000 measurements 
  • Dedicated pipe wall thickness gauge (optional)
  • Incorporated bi-directional totalizer
  • Meter diagnostic functions
  • Data download via RS 232 or USB cable
  • Real time data transfer possible
  • Intuitive flow meter menu and Setup Wizard
  • Unique Audible Sensor Positioning Assistant

The KATflow 230 is a portable clamp-on flow meter with two measurement channels offering a variety of optional features. It is a compact and robust instrument that comprises additional functions that can turn it into more than just a flow meter.

Typical applications
  • Cooling and heating fluid measurements
  • Energy consumption surveys
  • CIP system testing
  • Deluge and extinguisher system testing
  • Fine tuning of heating and cooling systems
  • Automated process control

Modern Plant Ltd has represented Katronic Technologies for over ten years and has provided Irish industry with many metering solutions using this technology. Please contact our sales office today for any further information.


Katronic Product Range Summary

Hand-held clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter

KATflow 200: Robust, compact, powerful

Fixed installation clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter

KATflow 150: Multi-functional flow meter for permanent installation

Portable clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter

KATflow 230: Portable and versatile

Fixed installation and portable clamp-on heat meter

KATflow 150 and KATflow 230: With heat quantity measurement function

NEW ATEX clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter

NEW KATflow 170: Flowmeter for use in hazardous areas

NEW cost effective flowmeter

NEW KATflow 100: Simple flowmeter for standard flow applications

Ultrasonic clamp-on flow monitor/switch

KATflow 10: NEWLY REVISED Ultrasonic clamp-on flow monitor/switch

Non-invasive ultrasonic level measurement

Sonometer & Sonocontrol: Non-invasive level measurement and switch control


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Katronic Flow Meters Overview Guide

For more information about Katronic Ultrasonic Non-Contact Flow Meters please call us on 01 4614300 or email one of the sales team at enquiries@modernplant.ie or visit us at the trade counter on the Naas Road in Dublin.
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