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Flow Switches

Flow switches are used to monitor fluid or gas flow while it is passing through its valve body, then to send an electrical control sign if the flow rate is too high or too low. The signal is sent as a safety measure to another device, such as a pump, that will respond accordingly or to a switching unit within the valve body.

This is an important safety feature because many processes will only operate within a certain range of flow rate, halting or becoming compromised if the flow rate exceeds or falls under that range.
While all flow switches are flowmeters, not all flow meters are flow switches because they are not all equipped with the ability to control the flow rate, but simply to measure it. Flow switches are utilized in a wide range of applications, including air conditioning, water treatment systems, water cooled equipment, liquid transfer systems, pump systems and industrial process control. Read More…

Flow Switches Flow switches are used to monitor fluid or gas flow while it is passing through its valve body, then to send an electrical control sign if the flow rate is too high or too low. The signal is sent as a safety measure to another device, such as a pump, that will respond accordingly or to a switching unit within the valve body.
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Monterey, CA  |  831-373-0200

Sierra manufacturers high performance mass flow meters and controllers for nearly any gas, liquid or steam. Customers choose Sierra when they need an accurate and repeatable flow measurement, short delivery lead times, expert flow advice and long term support. When it matters, choose Sierra. Visit www.sierrainstruments.com.

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Sierra Instruments $$$

Sturtevant, WI  |  262-886-2695

SIKA is a developer and manufacturer of flow control products and a wide variety of other measuring and monitoring systems. Our inventory includes flow sensors, flow meters, flow switches, and many more. We know that flow solutions aren't one-size-fits-all, which is why we provide consultation and flow management solutions that are individualized and customized to your requirements. When you choose SIKA, you will receive efficient, durable products and customer service tailored to your needs.

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SIKA USA $$$

Kent, WA  |  800-975-8153

SeaMetrics, a flow meter manufacturer, produces turbine flow meters, paddle wheel flowmeters, insertion flow meters, low-flow meters, water flowmeters, pulse flowmeters, flow sensors and electronic controls.

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SeaMetrics, Inc. $$$

Irvine, CA  |  800-325-1405

The flow meters that we are able to provide will withstand the tests of time in order to provide a long lasting value! We have locations in thirty five countries worldwide and we are dedicated to being wherever you need us to be! We have the knowledge and the capability to work with you closely in order to come up with the perfect product to suit your needs! Visit our website today to learn more about what we may do for you!

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Burkert Fluid Control Systems $$$

Wadsworth, OH  |  888-429-5538

Hawk Measurement (HAWK) is a manufacturer and supplier of several types of flow meter technologies such as variable area, magnetic, mass, positive displacement, ultrasonic, and open channel. Connect your flow meter to our CONNEX 3D™ wireless monitor to remotely monitor your application on a web portal, from anywhere in the world. Contact HAWK today for a complete, reliable, and cost-effective solution.

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Categorized by characteristics such as flow material, measurement type and design, flow switches are used in diverse industries including HVAC, industrial, pharmaceutical, food and chemical processing, water treatment and commercial.

Industrial Flow Switches Flow Switch - Sierra Instruments

There are many different types of flow switches, the most common of which include gas, liquid, volumetric and velocity flow switches. The first two types are characterized by the flowing material, whereas the last two are characterized by measurement type; thus, these types can intermingle such as a volumetric gas flow switch or a liquid velocity flow switch.

Flow switches at their most basic consist of a valve body, sensing devices and a switching unit that is connected to a pipeline. Gas flow switches include materials such as air and steam and are most often used in HVAC applications.

Liquid flow switches include a much longer list of materials, which includes water, lubricants, coolants, chemicals and slurries, and are vital to many industrial applications. Volumetric flow switches, on the other hand, can measure the flow of liquids or gases. The most important characteristic of a volumetric flow switch is that it measures the flow of the material based on volume per unit time, an example of which is cubic feet per minute.

Conversely, velocity flow switches measure the flow rate of a moving material in terms of velocity, of which an example would be feet per minute.

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