Fuel Flow Meters

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Fuel Flow Meters

Fuel flow meters are an essential part of any engine used in transportation, although they are often essential in stationary pumps as well.

Capable of metering diesel fuel, gasoline, kerosene, mineral spirits, stoddard solvent and heptane, fuel flow meters measure the rate of fuel flow into an engine, consequently calculating the engine’s current rate of fuel consumption and the remaining amount of fuel left in the tank.

Modern fuel flow meters are computerized, sending data on fuel rate, rotations per minute (RPM) and the amount of fuel left in a tank to a display screen. Some more complicated transportation devices, such as cars, airplanes and spaceships, use the information collected by the fuel flow meter to communicate information to other parts of the machine; for example, the RPM is communicated to a car’s automatic transmission to trigger shifting into a higher or lower gear.Read More…Request for Quote

Flowmeters Fuel flow meters are an essential part of any engine used in transportation, although they are often essential in stationary pumps as well.

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Monterey, CA  |  800-866-0200

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.

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Pittsburgh, PA  |  412-788-2830

KOBOLD Manufactures Innovative Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control – International Leader with Decades of Experience and Knowledge – Comprehensive Line of Products for Flow, Level, Pressure, and Temp – and more.

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Sparta, NJ  |  888-722-3569

Turn to GPIMeters.com for top of the line flow meters. Our high quality solutions are very affordable and we will work with you every step of the way. We aim to exceed your expectations and our products will last for many years to come.

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GPImeters.com $$$

West Valley City, UT  |  800-316-5342

HydraCheck offers everything needed to service, maintain and troubleshoot hydraulic systems at prices you can afford. We manufacture and distribute diagnostic test kits, flow meters, pressure gauges, tachometers, etc.

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HydraCheck $$$

Sparta, NJ  |  888-463-7678

As flow meter manufacturers, John C. Ernst’s measurement equipment can be digital or mechanical, in addition to a variety of other types for different measurements of flow.

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John C. Ernst Co., Inc. $$$

Elizabeth City, NC  |  800-628-4584

We are committed to quality, and that shows in all our products and flow meters. Our customers expect the highest quality from us, which is why we promise to do the best job possible in all products from design to manufacturing!

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Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc. $$$
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Marine vessels and boats often display fuel flow meter screens on the dashboard so the captain can keep track of how much fuel is being used and is remaining.

Fuel flow meters are also used in stationary pumping fuel dispensers, passenger cars, heavy trucks, ship engines and aerospace applications. Up until recently fuel flow meters used mechanical measurement tools such as turbine or positive displacement; today, most fuel flow meters use ultrasonic sensors to communicate flow rate data to computerized receptors.

Like most other flow meters, fuel flow meters are made of three parts: the primary device, transducer and transmitter. These three parts are usually combined so that the flow meter is one complete instrument.

Manufacturers offer fuel flow meters that use various techniques to take a reading.

Thermal mass flow meters take measurements with two sensors that work together. A temperature sensor reference and an active heated sensor take measurements by calculating how much heat loss occurs in the flowing liquid, and thus these flowmeters can determine the flow rate based on this amount.

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Another type of flow meter is the Coriolis mass flow meter, which operates on the basis of the Coriolis Effect in which a force is applied to the tube of the fuel flow meter, causing the fluid to rotate because of the direction of the acceleration.

Other kinds of fuel flow meters operate using sound. These are called ultrasonic flow meters and include several types, like Doppler Effect flow meters and time-of-flight flow meters. Each type of flow meter has specific guidelines that must be followed for proper use. In order for liquid flow meters uch as water flow meters to work properly, they must remain full of liquid. Gas or contaminants of any kind can affect the accuracy of flow meters' readings.

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