Flow meters are devices used to measure and monitor the flow of gases and liquids through various systems. These instruments are designed and manufactured for use in a multitude of different industries and applications. They can vary in construction, size, configuration, and measurement technique. Some flow meters have to be built to operate effectively while exposed to volatile liquids, others have to handle a much larger volume of fluids, and still others have to measure mass instead of volume. All of these different factors contribute to the huge diversity in flow meter design. Other important factors include cleanliness, pressure, and operating temperature.
Manufacturers across practically all industries understand the importance of flow meters in everyday industrial processes. They are used to maintain efficiency and to help better understand profit gains and losses. The automotive, petroleum, HVAC, food and beverage, utility services, chemical, and many other industries all utilize flow meters extensively to monitor their operations.
Some of the most frequently used and most popular flow meters include: water flow meters, peak flow meters, air flow meters, peak flow meters, fuel flow meters, and ultrasonic flow meters. Typically, these flow meters come in two general varieties: volumetric flow meters and mass flow meters.
As their names suggest, one produces a measurement based on the volume flowing through the instrument while the other produces a measurement based on the mass of the fluid flowing through the instrument. These measurements can then be used to determine optimal flow rates for different processes or to track the use of specific fluids. Read More…
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