Vortex flow sensor Type VVX32 - Available from Q1/2020


Product description

Possible areas of application Vortex flow sensor Type VVX32

SIKA VVX32 flow sensors are used for measuring water flow at medium and high measurement ranges.
One such application area is large heat pumps.



Alternate vortices rotating in opposite directions are generated behind a bluff body immersed in a flow. The vortices detach from the edges of the bluff body and form a Kármán vortex street in the fluid stream. The distance between the single vortices is constant. The frequency of the vortices flowing past a sensor depends on the flow rate and is proportional to the flow. The sensor detects these vortices which are then converted to an electrical frequency signal.


Technical features

Technical features

Nominal diameter DN 32
Measuring range (flow)
12...250 l/min
Accuracy (flow) ±2 % of range*, deviations with high viscous media
Process connection G 1½-ISO 228 male, incl. O-rings
Measuring range (temperature)
0...90 °C
Accuracy (temperature)
±1 k
Pressure rating PN 16

Temperature ranges



5...90 °C -20...90 °C**
5...70 °C → Repeatability ±0,5 %, -20...5 °C → Repeatability ±1 %

Frequency output Frequency signal, square wave, pulse duty ratio 50:50, signal current max. 20 mA

Analogue output

Output signal flow

0.5...3.5 V
0...10 V or 4...20 mA

Power supply 8...30 V DC or 5 V DC (±5 %) or 12...24 VDC****
Electrical connection 5-pin plug connector M12 x 1
Degree of protection EN 60529 IP65***

* Test conditions: See data sheet
** Temperature cycle test: See data sheet
*** With attached cable socket only
**** Only available for output signal flow 4...20 mA and 0...10 V

Further details and accessories can be found in the data sheet.


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