Mass Flow Meter

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Mass Flow Meter

Mass flow meters are devices that are used to measure the rate of flow of a liquid as it passes through a system.

Typically, flow meters are separated based on how they measure the flow, either by volume per unit time or mass per unit time. These two categories separate quite a few different flow meters by simply looking if the flow meter measures the flow of fluid by volume or if the flow meter looks at the mass of fluid that is passing through the system.

Now within these two broad categories there are sub-categories; there are two common types of mass flow meters within the mass flow meter category.

The first is known as a Coriolis flow meter which gets its name due to the fact that it utilizes the Coriolis effect to get the job done. The second type of mass flow meter is the thermal mass flow meter which uses heat transfer principles in order to measure the mass flow rate. Read More…Request for Quote

Mass Flow Meter Mass flow meters are devices that are used to measure the rate of flow of a liquid as it passes through a system.

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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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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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Orangeburg, NY  |  800-866-3837

Aalborg Instruments & Controls is a globally recognized manufacturer of precision instrumentation for flow measurement and control. We offer variable area flow meters, thermal mass flow controllers, and more. Since our founding in 1972, it has been our commitment to develop, produce and deliver the highest quality products and services, as well as consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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Roselle, NJ  |  800-899-0553

Assured Automation supplies economical durable, compact, high precision digital fluid flow meters through its Quick-Ship program for fast delivery. Its industrial flow meters measure both rate and totals for liquids, including water, fuel, LPG and caustics. A wide variety of flow meters are available, providing cost-effective solutions for each industrial application.

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Itasca, IL  |  888-539-3623

Keyence is a leading supplier of flow meters and many other automation components. Our flow meters are compatible with everything from compressors to receiving tanks to machine drop points, while measuring both overall usage and costly leakage amounts. Additional features include multiple numerical and graphical data displays. Visit our website to find out more about our products.

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The Coriolis mass flow meter works by having the fluid flow through a series of tubes which are undergoing a constant vibration, this vibration is what causes the Coriolis effect which means that oscillation is occurring in different parts of the tubes.

Sensors attached to the tubes pick up data from these oscillations which are measured to calculate the mass flow of the fluid.

Thermal mass flow meters, on the other hand, measure heat dissipation in order to determine the flow rate, the faster the liquid is flowing the greater the cooling effect.

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Mass flow meters are used within a wide range of industries such as chemical processing, food, beverage, power, oil and gas, water, pharmaceutical, mining and so many more.It goes without saying that mass flow meters are used in applications where knowing the mass of the fluid is far more beneficial than knowing the volume of the flow.

In order to determine if a mass flow meter is right for your application, contact a trusted flow meter manufacturer and let them know your application and specifications.

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