Forward / Reverse Probe

How can you accurately determine the airflow, flue gas flow, and velocities in a duct?

  • 304 Stainless Steel Construction

  • Type "K" Thermocouple

  • Can be used in air/gas flow streams up to 1,000°F

power plant performance testing

STORM’s Forward Reverse Probe is ideal for determining the amount and distribution of air and/or gas flow/velocities in a duct. The Forward Reverse Probe is a calibrated “S” type pitot tube with static pressure connection and type “K” chromel-alumel temperature measuring thermocouple. The Forward/Reverse is calibrated following the ASTM D3796-09 multiselect calibration technique to a NIST traceable standard pitot tube. The probe is all stainless-steel construction. Available in 2ft increments from 4ft to 22ft, however custom sizes can be fabricated.

Primary Uses:

  • Measuring and balancing secondary airflow to windbox and burners
  • Measuring primary airflow to each pulverizer
  • Calibrating airflow measurement devices such as airfoils, venturis, or flow nozzles
  • Induced draft and forced draft fan testing (Fecheimer or 3D Probe may be preferred if flow is nonaxial)

Testing Locations

power plant performance testing

Secondary Air to Burners

Primary Air to Pulverizers

Fan Testing

Probe Overview

Other Required Equipment for Testing:

  • Digital Thermometer
  • Manometers
  • Triple strand of flexible tubing with thermocouple (25ft or 50ft length)