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Vortex flowmeter

Vortex flowmeter FV4000 offer most reliable and stable flow measurement for liquids, gases and steam in volume and mass units employing integrated temperature measurement.
Improves flow signal detection in dynamic flow measurement applications.
Available as PROFIBUS PA or FOUNDATION Fieldbus version.

Fieldbus & HART


Vortex flowmeter is based on the principle of the Karman´ Vortex street.
The measuring device in a 2-wire design has a freely configurable LCD display for actual flow rate and totalization. Settings can be changed directly via push buttons or via magnet sensors with closed housing.
Additional to the fieldbus protocol a freely configurable switching output ia always available. This can be used universally as pulse output, high / low alarm or for system supervision.


  • Type FV4000-VT4
    – Compact mount design
  • Type FV4000-VR4
    – Remote mount design
  • Process connection
    – Flange connection: DN 15 to 300 (1/2 to 12 in.)
    – Wafer type connection: DN 25 to 150 (1 to 6 in.)
  • Measuring accuracy
    – +/- 0.75 % of measured value for liquids
    – +/- 1.00 % of measured value for gases and steam
  • High dynamic measuring range 1:25
  • Measuring medium temperature
    – -55 °C (-67 °F) to 280 °C (536 °F) , extended temperature range up to 400 °C (752 °F)
  • Output    
    – FOUNDATION fieldbus 
  • Approvals for explosion protection
    – ATEX, IECEx, FM, CSA
  • Optional integrated Pt100 e. g. for economic mass flow measurements of saturated steam


For selecting the most suitable product for your application   

Fieldbus & HART

ABB’s freedom of choice offers the right driver for the major fieldbus protocols suitable for ABB devices.
The version matrix document shows for each protocol the software revision that’s compatible to the hardware and firmware revision of the device.

Software and documentation:

Stand-alone tool:
ABB offers software tools that use the listed drivers above for your device configuration and monitoring requirements. Read more & download

Fieldbus solutions:
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