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Positive Displacement Flow Meter

Positive displacement flow meters are devices that are used to measure the flow rate of a substance, most commonly a fluid. The thing that sets positive displacement flow meters apart is that it utilizes mechanical components that are shifted by the flow of liquid in order to gauge the rate of the flow of that fluid.

These flowmeters measure the volumetric flow rate of a fluid, but they are capable of providing the volumetric flow rate of a gas as well. A common analogy is to think of filling a bucket of water and then replacing that bucket with another bucket while timing the rate the second bucket is filled, with this information you can determine the flow rate assuming that appropriate pressure and temperature compensations are met. Read More…

Positive Displacement Flow Meter Positive displacement flow meters are devices that are used to measure the flow rate of a substance, most commonly a fluid. The thing that sets positive displacement flow meters apart is that it utilizes mechanical components that are shifted by the flow of liquid in order to gauge the rate of the flow of that fluid.
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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 $$$

El Monte, CA  |  800-800-3569

Sparling Instruments designs and manufactures fluid flow measuring products used for measuring the flow of liquids in many industries including water production and distribution, wastewater treatment, water remediation, and a myriad of industrial and commercial applications.

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Sparling Instruments, LLC $$$

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 $$$

Andover, MA  |  978-645-5500

The MKS family of flow delivery products includes flow meters, mass flow controllers, in-situ mass flow verifiers, and flow ratio controllers. Enabling our customers to bring their products and processes to market faster, more reliably, and more cost effectively is at the heart of our flow measurement and control product design philosophy.

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MKS Instruments, Inc. $$$
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The rate at which the mechanism is rotating is directly related to the flow rate of the fluid. There are two different categories within positive displacement flow meters, first sensor-only systems which offer additional capabilities, specifically an integrated user interface display, and transducers which provide electronic outputs for controllers, processors and data acquisition systems.

Both styles of positive displacement flow meters are highly accurate and can be used in applications that use dirty, corrosive, or even very viscous fluids. These meters are used in a number of different applications from chemical injection to hydraulic testing and other precision applications.

For each type of system there are specifications that you should pay attention to when shopping for the right flow meter such as minimum and maximum measureable flow rate, temperature range, operating pressure, connection size, percent accuracy, and maximum allowable material viscosity.

Having a better idea of what type of specifications your application requires is vital to finding the right positive displacement flow meter. We encourage you to find a trusted flow meter manufacturer to work with you. They can assist you in finding a flow meter that will best fit your application and improve the overall efficiency of your system by monitoring the flow right within that system.

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