Bürkert's FLOWave Flowmeter with ATEX Approval

Types of flow measurement

Bürkert FLOWave flowmeters, have been dubbed the perfect flowmeter for liquid applications and are ideal as a hygienic flowmeter. With the capability to operate with a variety of media, this hygienic flow sensor can operate as a water flow meter or within the distilleries as a beer flow meter. Not only that, but the Bürkert FLOWave Flowmeter Type 8098 is also now available with ATEX approval, making them ideal for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.


Bürkert FLOWave flowmeters employ the fluid control expert’s patented Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW) technology, which removes any need for sensor elements to be used in the measuring tube. As Bürkert distributors, BME supplies the Bürkert Type 8098 FLOWave flowmeter with or without ATEX approval. For more information, contact BM Engineering today by filling in the contact form or speak to one of our experts by calling 0141 762 0657.

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    Bürkert FLOWave Flowmeters

    Bürkert FLOWave flowmeters feature their Efficient Device Integration Platform (EDIP) technology. This electronic platform uses a common user interface and digital communication to make it significantly easier to use, as well as simplifying integration into a system. Specific processes are controlled based on flow rate measurements for the production of pharmaceutical agents and in all clean utilities applications.


    The lightweight and energy-saving FLOWave’s superiority over some conventional flow measurement devices becomes apparent when you consider that it meets the highest hygiene standards and is highly durable when compared to other hygienic flow sensors. It can be operated in any installation situation and aid in the qualification and validation of production, cleaning and sterilisation processes. FLOWave also reduces operating costs by eliminating maintenance worries.

    What is ATEX Certification?

    ATEX is an acronym for ATmospheres Explosible, so when a device is recognised with ATEX approval it means that it has the capability to work within potentially explosive environments. This is down to due to the presence of substances of highly flammable devices.


    Previously, only Bürkert only offered a standard version of their FLOWave flowmeter but have now developed a variant that can withstand harsh and potentially explosive conditions of ATEX zone 2. What this means is that the Bürkert FLOWave Flowmeter is not only ideal for measuring the flow of clean utilities. It is now suitable for liquids such as alcohols and solvents, paints and coatings.

    Advantages of Bürkert FLOWave Flowmeters

    As explained above, popular flow metering technologies used currently have several limitations.


    • Mechanical flowmeters have moving parts that require direct contact with the fluid flow, which can cause restriction to the flow as well as hinder any hygienic cleaning process.

    • The more advanced non-contact technologies – such as ultrasonic, electro-magnetic and Coriolis sensors – have limitations, especially with liquids that are non-conducting, contain bubbles or debris.


    Bürkert has looked to address these issues with the creation of this Bürkert flowmeter design, which has the potential to transform the market in terms of liquid flow measurement.

    Bürkert FLOWave SAW-Flowmeter – Type 8098

    The Bürkert FLOWave Type 8098 uses Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW) technology for use in applications requiring the strictest hygienic conditions, such as pharmaceutical applications. As a hygienic flowmeter, the FLOWave achieves incredible sanitary levels thanks to its all stainless steel materials, including a tube free of inner parts, and the ideal exterior design without any fixing components.


    Designed for hygienic applications, and the measurement or monitoring of water similar liquids, FLOWave sets new standards for hygienic flowmeters and flow measurement, on the whole, offering a range of useful features, including flexibility, cleanability (CIP and SIP), compact size, lightweight, easy installation and handling, and compliance with numerous standards.

    Features and benefits

    • Precise measurement of flow in the ATEX Zone

    • Suitable for flow measurements of alcohols and solvents

    • Non-contact multiparameter measurements

    – Flow rate

    – Temperature

    – Density Factor

    – Acoustic transmission Factor

    • No parts in the measurement tube.

    • Conforms to hygienic requirements.

    • Ideal for low conductivity or non-conductive liquids.

    • Digital communication.

    • Compact, low weight and energy-efficient.

    • No pressure drops.

    • No leakage problems.

    • No dead spaces.

    • No replacement parts.

    • Greater independence from the medium


    See Bürkert FLOWave FLowmeter video below for more information.


    Bürkert FLOWave Flowmeter with ATEX approval

    Bürkert FLOWave flowmeter for Distilling

    Bürkert’s FLOWave flowmeter is revolutionary in its functionality. This is couldn’t be truer when it comes to its use as a flowmeter for distilling. Bürkert themselves described the FLOWave as a gamechanger when it was introduced to the distilling equipment market. So what makes it so good as a beer flow meter? Its suitability is largely down to its status as an ATEX flowmeter.  The FLOWave was already highly regarded for high performance, but now it is ATEX approved,  it is recognised as having the capability to operate in potentially explosive environments. Learn more about the need for ATEX-rated devices in distilleries.

    BM Engineering are Bürkert distributors

    Here at BM Engineering, we have an intimate knowledge of Bürkert’s market leading flow measurement devices, including the innovative Bürkert FLOWave flowmeter. With our knowledge and experience with these products, we can recommend the perfect products and solutions for your systems.


    For more information about the Bürkert FLOWave flowmeter device with ATEX approval, including order details, calling BM Engineering today or by filling out the contact form below.

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