Pitot Tube Flow Measurement


Pressure sensors are classified as Differential Pressure sensors for flow measurement.


The measuring principle of the pitot tube utilizes the differences between the pressure ridge on the upstream side of a bluff body and the static pressure on its down stream side.



ITABAR-pitot tube sensors, see sample Fig 1.1, are mainly used to measure the volumetric flow of liquids, gases and steam in closed pipes ranging from ½“ to 480“ (DN 20 to DN 12000).


Examples of their applications are precise volumetric flow measurement in batch processes, continuous measurement of liquid ingredients in the process industry, fuel, air, steam and gases as primary energy source as well as in control functions requiring a high degree of stability and repeatability.

Head office


1 Adeola Odeku Street

South Atlantic Petroleum Towers

Victoria Island | Lagos | Nigeria

Tel: +234 1904 9589, +234 (0) 909 026 0055

Lagos Branch Office


15, Ogundana Street | Off Allen Avenue |

Ikeja | Lagos | Nigeria

Stay Connected With Us!

GCA Energy Staff Email

Access Email Service

Port Harcourt Branch Office


15 Emeyal Street

GRA Phase I

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Tel: +234 8093906260