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Flowrate measurements with a pressure compensating device.

In the past years the need has grown for a sensitive flowrate meter with a very low pressure drop. Such a device can be used to measure flowrates of airflows through the grilles of mechanical ventilation systems with low duct pressures. Another application would be the measurement of flowrates through the different rooms of a dwelling during a blower door test. A prototype was developed based on the very simple principle of a throttled fan. The prototype proved to be accurate and capable of measuring flows on ducts with natural ventilation.