TGF450 Thermal mass flow meter

Thermal Mass Flow Meter

The high-contrast graphical display of thermal mass flow measurement sensors simultaneously displays flow rate, temperature, total flow, a bar graph, and diagnostic data. Our new digitally-driven circuit replaces our competitors’ standard drift-prone analogue Wheatstone bridge.
This improvement in circuit design enhances stability by removing long-term drift and ensuring a repeatable zero flow data point.
The user can undertake a simple single-point in-situ calibration verification technique using the repeatable zero flow data flow point, which ensures that the thermal mass flow meter installation continues to operate within the accuracy standards of the original NIST traceable calibration

Advantages at a glance:

  • Minimum flow rate down to 0.3m/s, 1:100 super-wide turndown ratio
  • Compressed air, Nitrogen, non-corresive flow measurement
  • pulse and RS485 as a standard, Hart@4~20mA for option
  • Hot tapping install, support isntall under pressure
  • Bluetooth app offer very easy friendly operating interface
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TGF460 Thermal mass flow meter

Ideal for compressed air system

  • Specially designed for air and nitrogen mass flow measurements
  • Anti-ejection, can be installed/removed under pressure
  • Minimum flow rate down to 0.3m/s, 1:100 super wide turndown ratio
  • No moving part, almost no pressure loss
  • Direct mass flow measurement, free of temperature or pressure compensation
  • Optimized power efficiency design, supper low power consumption down to 60mA@24VDC
  • Standard output is pulse and RS485, Hart@4~20mA and 4~20mA is available
  • Self-diagnose function with connected user’s phone via Bluetooth

TGF460 inline thermal mass flowmeter application compressed air monitoring & control system

insertion type Thermal mass flow meter

insertion type Thermal mass flow meter

TGF460- Insertion type In-line type
Media Compatibility Air, Nitrogen,O2,CO2, and almost all dry and clean air
Pipe diameter DN25~400mm DN15~300mm
Flow velocity range 0.3~30Nm/s or 0.6~60Nm/s or 0.9~90Nm/s or 1.2~120Nm/s
Accuracy 0.5% RD+ ±1.5% FS
Temperature of medium -40~+150°c
Pressure of medium 1.6MPa 2.5Mpa
Power supply AC85~265V or DC13.5~42V
Response time 1 second
Output Frequency + pulse + 4~20Ma as standard
Communication RS~485 as standard , 4~20mA@HART as optional
Date displayed Mass flow, Volume flow in normal condition
Total flow , Temperature of medium. Velocity
Ingress protection grade IP65 (GB China)
Mode codes TGF460-
Model Basic Model TGF450- C 4 T 1 1 C B C 8 1
Flanged in-line F
Insertion(NPT) C
Insertion(NPT)(wit anti-ejection design) D
Insertion(with flange) G
290mm,19mm dia (DN25~DN150) 1
440mm,19mm dia (DN25~DN500) 2
255mm,11mm dia(DN25~DN100) 3
320mm,11mm dia(DN25~DN250) 4
395mm,11mm dia(DN25~DN400) 5
Other Q
Transmitte Integral T
Remote R
Material OCr18Ni9(304) 1
316 2
Other Q
1.6 Mpa 1
2.5 Mpa 2
4Mpa 3
6.3Mpa 4
For Chemical industry A
GB China B
Other Q
Standard (T≤150℃) N
Other Q
Enclosure Comate blue enclosure C
Transmitte pulse/frequency + 4~20mA@HART 7
pulse/frequency + 4~20mA + RS485 8
13.5~42VDC 1
85~265VAC 50/60Hz 2
Pipe size please use 3 digit pipe size, such as DN50=050, DN300=300 xxx
1. Ball valve, Hop-tap insertion tool and hot-tap hole opener are as accessoires, please remark if you need any of them
2. Please indicate flow rate along with the model number selected
3. If you have any requirement that can not be fulfilled in this document, please check with us to see the availability
4. The model selected in 1st line is the standard configuration with no accessories


The thermal mass meter uses the principle of convective heat transfer to measure gas flow. The gas passes over the heated flow sensor, and the gas molecules transport heat away, causing the sensor to cool and energy to be lost. The probe of the meter is inserted into the gas stream of a pipe, stack, or duct in either situation.

Thermal mass flow measurements are typically used to determine the rate of gas flow. The flow of material is directed past a heated element as the principle of action.

In contrast to most other systems that detect volumetric flow and require separate measurements for temperature and pressure in order to determine density and, eventually, mass flow, the thermal Mass Flow Meter installation or thermal mass flow controllers can provide a direct measurement of mass flow.

There are two types of thermal flow meters: rate of heat loss flowmeters and temperature rise flowmeters.

The sensor is placed in one of many test sections adopting the best thermal mass flow meter technology, a known volume of gas has flowed through the pipe, and the signal is measured to obtain the desired overheat. This is repeated at least 12 times during the working range.