The flow measurement technology using clamp on ultrasonic has been developed rapidly enough to substitute the conventional flow measuring technology such as Venturi, flow nozzle and orifice.
In power plant where steam is used to run turbines for electricity generation , as water flows throughout the boiler its chemical properties can damage the system so feed water is often treated to control alkalinity, prevent scaling, correct pH, and to control conductivity. Failure to treat the feed water can adversely impact the efficiency and lifespan of boiler components.
Here is where clamp on flow meter scores over other flow meters since conventional flow meter technologies tend to drift due to the partially abrasive, flowing medium. Moreover, the present radiation poses another challenge. Inline flow metering technologies furthermore require complete plant shutdowns for their installation or replacement.