The CDI 5200 clamps onto a pipe, with two flow-sensing probes projecting into the pipe through 3/16-in. drilled holes. It seals directly to the pipe; no cutting or welding is required for installation. Because each flowmeter is made and calibrated for a specific size of pipe, the digital display indicates flow directly, with no setup or adjustment. $555 – $685.
- Easy to install
- No moving parts
- Weather resistant and surge protected
- Milliamp output
- Pulse output convertible to threshold output
- User-configurable scaling, filtering and units of measure
- Optional wired outputs for networking
The CDI 5200 is a true thermal-mass flowmeter, adapted for easy installation in existing piping systems. Its large, bright LED display is easy to read from a distance and its weather-proof enclosure and surge protection make it suitable for outdoor installation. A 4-20 mA output and a pulse output are standard; wired outputs are available as an option.
The CDI 5200 meters are commonly used for point-of-use monitoring of compressed air in textile mills, food packaging plants, groundwater remediation, printing plants and bottling plants; they are also widely used for branch-line monitoring.
The display can be configured to show flow in scfm, m3/min and m3/hr; it can also be configured to display daily usage or cumulative usage rather than current flow.
Number of Rings
Type of Pipe
Metric Aluminum, Sch. 40 Steel, Type L Copper
Nominal Pipe Sizes
1/2 in. – 1-1/2 in., 25 mm – 40 mm, DN15 – DN40
5 percent of reading plus 1 percent of range for flows from 10 percent to 100 percent of indicated range at air temperatures between 20 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit
Compressed Air, Nitrogen
200 psig maximum on Sch. 40 steel and on Type L Copper; consult CDI for other materials and higher pressures.
250 mA at 24 Vdc
600 Ohms max.
Stainless steel, gold, thermal epoxy and Viton (seal)
Four digit LED display
One second to 63 percent of change in value at flows above 30 percent of range.
Nom. Pipe Size