Come and see us at Offshore Europe 2023

Flowhire will be exhibiting once again at the SPE Offshore Europe 2023 exhibition. Our technical team along with our Aberdeen distributor Precision Pumping and Metering will be available on stand 3H59 to speak to delegates about the latest developments and products in flow metering and chemical injection pumping specifically for the Oil and Gas industry. To register for the event please follow the link here

See us at WWEM 2022 – The Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring Show

Flowhire are excited to be exhibiting at WWEM 2022. For over 20 years we have provided flow meters for rental in to a variety of applications within the water and wastewater industry.


Our flow meters are used in a wide variety of applications including effluent measurement, environmental monitoring, fire hydrant testing, heating and cooling water distribution, pump, compressor and boiler performance testing.

Flowquip are excited to be exhibiting once again at WWEM in Telford, come and visit us on stand P8. To register for the show please click on the banner above.

New Stainless Steel Housing for Offshore Applications

Flowhire’s turbine flow meters have always been one of our most popular liquid flow measurement tools. Supplied with a Contrec 202 ATEX battery powered resettable totaliser they offer an ideal solution for liquid, chemical and water applications in a variety of industries. For more arduous environments particularly those hazardous offshore applications we are now able to offer the 202 rate totaliser in a new robust Stainless Steel housing giving even more protection where our customers need it most.

Flowhire to showcase their range of rental flow meters at CHEMUK

After recently celebrating 20 years providing rental flow meters to industry, Flowhire will be at the Birmingham NEC this week at the leading Chemical Industry Tradeshow CHEMUK which opens its doors on the 11th and 12th May.


Flowhire which is the sister company of batching and flow metering solutions provider Flowquip, offer a wide range of flow meters to the chemical industry for applications where a permanent installation isn’t necessary. These applications include; fire hydrant testing for accurate measurement of water from stand pipes, air, gas and steam flow meters for energy monitoring and testing compressor and boiler efficiency. Flowhire’s large range of rental flow meters include Turbine, Electromagnetic, Coriolis and Vortex flow meters, as well as the popular Ultrasonic ‘clamp on’ flow meters.

Flowquip will also join Flowhire on stand F35 highlighting their range of additive dosing and batching systems for safe and hazardous areas. Our bespoke solutions can include flow meters, totalisers, pumps and valves complete in a robust Chemiguard™ enclosure, ideal for safe and secure batching and dosing into IBC’s, containers, drums and road tankers.

Visit Flowhire and Flowquip on stand F35 for a celebratory drink and to discuss your next metering project


What are the advantages of flow meter hire?

What are the advantages of flow meter hire?

It’s question we’re asked a lot. It also surprises us how often people don’t realise hiring a flow meter is an option. Hiring has become increasingly popular over the last few years, with manufacturers under increasing pressure to reduce energy losses in steam and compressed air systems, also environmental pressures are forcing companies to measure and monitor effluent and waste accurately, for most of these applications a permanent installation just isn’t necessary.

advantages of hiring a flow meter

Here Flowhire’s Director Matt Bancroft talks about why hiring can be a cost-effective alternative.

There are three main benefits of hiring a flow meter.

The first is availability: our customers often require meters on a next or same day basis in the event of a breakdown in a critical application. Purchasing a Vortex flow meter or Coriolis flow meter can involve long delivery times, but with Flowhire’s wide range of metering technologies and sizes we can usually provide a meter to do the job. Often there can be a sudden change in project requirements, because of the vast variety of metering technologies and sizes it’s not always possible for customers to keep spare meters on site.

The second benefit is that it allows customers to try an instrument before they buy, proving its suitability before making that investment.

And the final reason relates to capital expenditure considerations. With budgets for new equipment being more tightly controlled, hiring enables customers to solve their meter problem using maintenance budgets rather than having to go through the tendering processes for capital purchasing.

So, which is the most popular flow meter on the hire fleet? Our most popular flow meter has to be our clamp-on Ultrasonic flow meters they are compact in size so good for small space or when you need to go up a ladder, but also they clamp on to existing pipework so negate the need to cut into pipework. Applications include: Energy monitoring and heat metering, and measurement of most liquids in filled pipes.

We now have 20 Ultrasonic flow meters on the hire fleet which can be easily configured and shipped out quickly for your application.

For more information on flow meter hire call us on 01422 829930 or email

Flowhire join forces with 64 other local businesses to raise £181,107 to help Overgate hospice

Flowhire have joined forces with a group of Calderdale businesses and volunteers to support Overgate Hospice in Elland during the Covid-19 outbreak. Over 55 businesses and business people have donated to the appeal, raising £181,107 since May 2020.

In March, as the pandemic landed and lockdown was announced, the Hospice was forced to shut each of it 14 charity shops and cancel a huge number of large events and fundraising activities. This meant a sudden loss of desperately needed income for the Hospice which relies on donations from the local community to raise 77% of their running costs. As they entered the new financial year in April, the Hospice was predicting a loss of over £500,000. As this news was shared with the Hospice’s supporters, a small group of business people felt compelled to act to help their local Hospice through this incredibly difficult time.

Janet Cawtheray, Chief Executive of Overgate Hospice said, ‘This year has been incredibly challenging for everyone, and the loss of income has been a huge concern for the Hospice. In April, we had no idea how long the lockdown would last and how this might affect the patients and families in our care. When the Corporate Emergency Appeal was launched we were so grateful for the support but as the Appeal has grown we have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have donated and the amount raised. This money is already making a huge difference to the patients in our care. It has meant we have been able to continue to care for the Calderdale community, adapting our services as the restrictions have changed and supporting local people who are facing the end of their lives. On behalf of everyone at the Hospice, I would like to say a special thank you to Flowhire for their dedicated support and to all of the local businesses and business people who have supported the appeal.’

“Overgate Hospice has always been close to our hearts, from a personal perspective we have witnessed the work that they do, they are incredible. In these challenging times we had no hesitation in getting involved to help them out” says Matt Bancroft, Director of Flowhire Ltd.

The Corporate Emergency Appeal is still open and any business who would like to get involved and join the group of 55 businesses who have already made a donation can contact to Selina Lodge, Head of Appeal at Overgate, on 01422 387121 or by emailing

Overgate hospice

Flowhire are delighted to have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 accreditation.

Flowhire are delighted to have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 accreditation.

Flowhire, the UK’s leading flow meter hire specialists are delighted to have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognised standard that ensures their products and services meet the needs of customers through an effective quality management system.

A Continuous Improvement Culture

Flowhire’s decision to work towards ISO 9001:2015 accreditation demonstrates their commitment to continually improving their products and services. To become ISO 9001:2015 compliant, the Flowhire team who are based in West Yorkshire, underwent an extensive company-wide audit that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review, pre-audit, initial assessment, and clearance of non-conformances.

Relentless Focus on Excellence

ISO is renowned as one of the most rigorous and well-regarded standards in the world.

Gaining ISO 9001:2015 reinforces Flowhire’s relentless focus on supplying industry-leading products and services, measured against global benchmarks of industry excellence.

Flowhire’s Sales Director, Matt Bancroft says:

“Achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification is fantastic news and means our customers have complete assurance our products and service operate to the highest quality standard.”

He adds:

“I am extremely proud of my team for their achievement, which proves theirs and the company’s commitment to ensuring quality and providing the best possible service to our clients. We are dedicated to constant improvement and development and achieving and maintaining an ISO 9001:2015 accreditation ensures we have the processes and systems in place for this.”

To see a copy of our certificate please click here

Flowhire staff raise over £3000 for the Alzheimer’s Society

Last Saturday Flowhire’s Marketing Director Lucy Wood took on the arduous 25 mile Yorkshire three peaks challenge to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity. Despite the high winds and rain and hail on the day (and one injured party!) Lucy, Jo and Kim, climbed Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen Y Ghent in just less than 10 hours! Raising just over £3000 for this amazing cause. Well done girls!

Coronavirus – Flowhire

As the situation regarding Coronavirus continues to develop and change on a daily basis, Flowhire have put in place a number of measures in place to best ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, and continue our normal high levels of customer support going forward. These include:

• Risk assessment and additional improvements to factory hygiene levels
• Discussion with all staff our forward planning options so they are fully included and consulted, and follow government guidelines away from the workplace
• Cancellation of all non-essential visitors to our office
• Facilitate work from home operations for staff who are able to work remotely
• Keep open lines of communications with managers in or out of office hours for staff, suppliers and customers

These measures taken so far, are enabling Flowhire to operate with minimal disruption to our customers. At present meters are being despatched as normal but there may be some logistic delays going forward, should this happen we will ensure to keep informed.

The situation regarding Coronavirus is fluid and we will continue to implement best, safe working practices at all times. With this as our priority, we will react accordingly to changes from the UK Government based upon sound medical and scientific advice, and will keep our suppliers and customers advised of any changes to our operations as soon as practically possible.

Should you require any further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Flowhire meet the local needs of the Oil and Gas Industry

Located in Dyce, Precision Pumping and Metering are no strangers to meeting the arduous demands of the local offshore sector. ‘Injecting life into the oil and gas industry’, PPM have been supplying chemical injection equipment, offshore surveys and maintenance and repair for offshore projects for over 10 years.

Now, following a partnership with Flowhire Ltd – the UK’s leading flow meter hire specialists as well as their chemical injection skids, PPM can offer a wide range of flow meters to hire from stock, ready to ship on a same or next day service. Flowhire, who are celebrating their 20th year in business offer a wide range of flowmeters covering virtually all measurement applications, and with two decades of experience in supplying flow meter rental, technical support is always on hand should it be required.

Flowhire’s Technical Director Matt Bancroft said “Flowhire has been successfully supplying the Aberdeen Oil and Gas Industry for 20 years but having a stock-holding in Aberdeen will enable us to serve our customers faster. We have always had a great relationship with the team at PPM and trust them to still offer the same standards of service that our customers adhere to. PPM make sure every system is supplied pre-configured for use, and supplied with transit or crash frames if required for ease of transportation. Our customers can rest assured that they are getting the same great service at the same great price”

Flowhire’s wide range of flow meters to hire for the oil and gas industry include the popular Promass O Coriolis flow meter which is ATEX Zone 1 certified and is capable for liquids and gases up to 258 bar and 200ºC – ideal for pipeline dewatering, pigging and purging. For pressure testing, Flowhire’s 1502 high pressure turbine flow meter is specifically designed for demanding offshore applications, the body is machined from alloy A286 and the high yield strength allows it to be used at extremely high pressures.

Other meters available from PPM include meters for fire hydrant testing – essential on oil rigs to ensure the safety of both assets and personnel, and clamp on non-invasive flow meters, which are easy to use and quickly attached for pump performance testing and flow surveys.

Stuart Wood, Director of Precision Pumping said “It is great to have Flowhire on board, their range of flow meters perfectly complement our chemical injection rental model, where speedy response and personal customer service are paramount”

Flowhire to Exhibit at Offshore Europe 2022

Flowhire will be exhibiting our range of flow meters specifically designed for the Oil and Gas Industry at the forthcoming SPE Offshore Europe Exhibition in February 2022.

The event, which attracts key personnel in the Oil and Gas Industry from all over the world will be held at the new Exhibition and Conference centre from the 1st – 4th February, visit us on Stand 3H59 to see all the latest developments in Flow Measurement.


Flowhire celebrate 20 years in business at the Coniston Hotel and Spa!



Last weekend Flowhire celebrated 20 years in business at the Coniston Hotel and Spa near Skipton. Flowhire was set up in 1999 in response to the demand for temporary flow measurement solutions. Located in the back office (and smoking room!) of our sister company Flowquip, we initially supplied meters to local textile companies before increasing the fleet to include compressed air and steam meters.
In 2019, we are proud to say the company has grown year on year and holds the largest stock of hire meters in the UK. We ship them all over the world for a wide range of applications from fire hydrant testing to large offshore oil and gas projects.

We would like to thank all our customers who have supported us over the last 20 years, and all our staff who have been there along the way. As Henry Ford once said ‘”If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

Flowhire to exhibit at CHEMUK 2019 in Harrogate

Flowhire are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the brand new CHEMUK exhibition in Harrogate. The 2-day event will take place on the 1st and 2nd of May and bring chemical suppliers and technology providers together all under one roof.

Flowhire have worked closely with many of the UK’s chemical manufacturing companies, providing short and long term flow meter hire, including Hydrant Test Flow Meters and ATEX Flow Meters. We offer a concise range of compatible products for both aggressive and non-aggressive liquid chemicals.

At CHEM UK we will be exhibiting our Hydrant Test Rigs which are fitted with an electromagnetic flow meter for reliable and accurate evaluation of hydrant and water mains condition. We also have Turbine, Coriolis and ATEX Ultrasonic flow meters ideal for measurement of liquids in zone 2 hazardous areas. Our F608 Ultrasonic clamp-on flow meter has the latest ATEX, IECEx and FM approvals.

To register free for the event click here

Flowhire to exhibit at WWEM

Flowhire will be exhibiting at WWEM the Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring Conference on the 21st and 22nd November at Telford International Centre.

WWEM 2018, The 8th in the Series of International Water and Wastewater Monitoring events is focused for companies and individuals who are involved with water, wastewater and environmental monitoring. The WWEM Water conferences are run by our industry partners including SWIG (Sensors for water Interest Group), WIPAC (Water Industry Process Automation & Control), The Pump Centre, WMSOC(The Water Monitoring Society), BMSS, The Swan forum and The Royal Society of Chemistry. Running alonside the water conferences is a large focused water exhibition of over 150 companies who provide instruments, equipment and services to monitor, test and analyse water and wastewater plus over 80 free technical seminar sessions on applications and case studies.

Flowhire will be showcasing their range flow meters available to hire for industrial water applications. All flow meters come pre-configured to suit your application.

Please click on the link for more information


Flowhire to exhibit at UK’s biggest nuclear exhibition

Flowhire will be showcasing their range of flow meters for the nuclear industry at the forthcoming engineering and technology solutions exhibition at Birchwood Park. The exhibition takes place on the 26th September and will feature exhibitors from along the nuclear supply chain and host technology demonstrations – including a hands-on taste of advanced manufacturing innovation aboard the AMRC Mantra travelling showcase – knowledge-sharing and technical presentations, and networking opportunities.

The event is organised by Nu-Tech Exhibitions & Events, with support from the Nuclear AMRC, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Nuclear Institute, Nuclear Industry Association, National Skills Academy for Nuclear, North-West Nuclear Forum and Birchwood Forum.

For more information on the show click here


Flowhire’s turbine meters now available with rugged aluminium IP67 protected totaliser

Flowhire’s turbine flow meters have always been a favourite for hazardous area applications due to their ATEX approvals and robust stainless steel body. But now, since Contrec released their new aluminium enclosure earlier this year, Flowhire turbine meters are now available with a battery powered totaliser housed in Contrec’s new IP67 protected enclosure. The new IP67 enclosure gives you the full compliment of hazardous area approvals to ATEX and IECEx standards, making Flowhire’s turbines now capable for handling applications in the most extreme conditions.

For more information email us at or call us on 01422 829930.


Flowhire’s New Website is LIVE

Yes, it’s taken a while…….we have been too busy serving the nations flow meter needs but finally we are pleased to announce that our website is now live. Our new website is the best place to find information about all our flow meter products available for hire. We have the largest portfolio of flow meters to hire in the UK, as well our standard off-the-shelf metering packages we also understand that sometimes certain applications may be more demanding and we are able to provide bespoke solutions to hire. That, combined with full technical support we feel we are your perfect partner for all your meter hire applications.

Prowirl F200 – The revolution in Vortex Technology

Flow Measurement of Steam

New in this month is the Prowirl F200 from Endress and Hauser. The F200 increases efficiency and improves safety through wet steam detection and measurement of dryness fraction.

A compact solution for the mass flow measurement of steam. Ideal for monitoring steam consumption and demand without the need for additional instrumentation.

Measurement of steam

The flowmeter for accurate steam flow measurement with wet steam detection. Integrated temperature compensation measuring for mass/energy flow of saturated steam, optimized for steam measurement.
The Prowirl F200 features a multi-line digital display showing mass flow rate and totalised flow. With pulse and 4–20mA outputs the Prowirl can be supplied with a fully pre-configured data logger or interface allowing you to take the flow signals in to your own data logger or BMS.

For more information click here or email

Promass F300 Coriolis flow meter – Now available to hire

If you are looking for a robust flow meter with premium accuracy and a compact easily accessible transmitter then the Promass F300 Coriolis Flow Meter is the perfect choice.
The Promass F has a long standing reputation as a highly accurate sensor. Immune to fluctuating and in harsh enviroments it is suited for the broadest range of application. With its compact transmitter Promass F300 offers high flexibility in terms of operation and system integration: access from one side, remote display and improved connectivity options. Heartbeat Technology ensures compliance and process safety at all times.

Device properties

Mass flow: measured error ±0.05 % (PremiumCal)
Medium temperature: -196 to 350 °C (-320 to 662 °F)
Nominal diameter: DN 8 to 250 (3/8 to 10″)
Compact dual-compartment housing with up to 3 I/Os
Backlit display with touch control and WLAN access
Remote display available

For more information click here or email

If you wish to purchase a flow meter, please visit our sister company’s website

NEW! KATflow 210 Ultrasonic Flow Meter

The latest addition to our constantly evolving range of stock flow meters for hire is the NEW Katflow 210 Ultrasonic flow meter. The new portable flow meter has been designed for situations where reliable flow metering is required regardless of the conditions in which it needs to be operated.

With its advanced battery technology and durable waterproof housing the instrument is intended for long-term installation in remote areas where access to power is limited and exposure to the worst of elements is likely.
This device has been further enhanced by the inclusion of a specially manufactured IP 68 version of the K1N stainless steel transducers which increases shock protection and ensures this ruggedised package provides the perfect balance of reliability, robustness and autonomy.

For a price or more information click here or email

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