The RT 450.02 consists of a rotameter as the principle element and uses water as the working medium. A valve can be used to adjust the flow resistance and thus change the flow properties of the controlled system.
A major advantage of this controlled system is that the rotameter allows all changes in the flow rate caused by faults or responses to a control action to be directly observed.
A control loop for flow control experiments is set up using the base module RT 450, a control valve (RT 450.2x), the RT 450.10 controller and a sensor (e.g. RT 450.34).