flow meter affect on the flow


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May 5, 2011
South of Boston
I'm curious as how much affect on the flow a pilot tube flow meter has? 1.5" pipe blue and white flowmeter (F-30150p, 20-100 GPM range) has a 1"x5/8" pilot sticking into a 1.5" tube:

so basically it would cover 35% of the pipe and should have a measurable impact on the flow. i looked thru several pdf on white and blue web site, but found no information on this. and I wonder if this taken into account and the scale on the meter reflects it?