All of the off the shelf parts out there are for much smaller piping and I need a way to measure the flow through a 3 inch PVC pipe. Any ideas on what I could do? I intend to measure the flow rate at the output of the main pump or possibly the input which I theorize would be the same as it is a closed system.
Here is the problem I am looking to solve and why I think a flow meter is the right answer but I am open to alternatives. Without being too specific…I need to measure the Gallons Per Minute actually moving through a complex system of pipes and pumps. Understanding the true rate of flow for a particular system is important as it serves as the basis for a number of calculations that most people are fudging the inputs on.