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Rotameter/Variable Area Flow Meter

Rotameters get their name from the rotating float that is used to indicate the rate of flow.
The float moves both up and down depending on the rate of flow, this means that rotameters are commonly used to measure low flow rates as high flow rates tend to throw off the accuracy of the readings.
These types of flowmeters are great for applications that require an economical solution whether working with gases or liquids across a number of different applications. Read More…

Rotameter/Variable Area Flow Meter Rotameters get their name from the rotating float that is used to indicate the rate of flow.
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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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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 $$$

Peabody, MA  |  978-535-6060

Founded in 1921, KROHNE has become a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of flow measurement devices. Our product lines specialize in flowmeters such as ultrasonic flowmeters, vortex flowmeters, mass flowmeters and more. We also offer complete batching systems as well as loading software, thermometers, pressure sensors, level management devices and virtually any other process instrument you need.

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KROHNE, 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 $$$

Tempe, AZ  |  480-240-3400

Flow Technology specializes in liquid flow meters, gas flow meters, water flow meters, mass flowmeters, ultrasonic flowmeters and air flow meters. Flow Technology is recognized worldwide for providing high-accuracy flow metering solutions with unmatched flow measurement resources.

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Flow Technology, Inc. $$$
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As stated earlier, rotameters work best within applications where a low rate of flow is present, the reading is often done locally although the transmission of readings is an option in certain applications.

These flow meters are most commonly made from glass tubes that have markings along the sides in order to indicate the rate of flow visually. Metal rotameters are also available if that is something that your application requires.

As fluid enters the bottom of the rotameter, the float rises upwards within the tapered tube until gravitational force balances out. Typically, rotameters are read as a standard cubic feet per hour of air, this means that rotameres are not subject to constant restriction areas or variable pressure differentials because of the use of variable restriction and constant pressure differentials in order to measure the flow.

These flow meters can be used for a number of different applications as they can be designed to measure the flow rate of both single streams and also multiple streams of fluid or gases. The single flow meters are often mounted directly on the piping and are most commonly used in special conditions for measurements. Multiple tube rotameters are mounted onto a tripod base plate in order to level the system; they can also be mounted on a wall or even bench mounted.

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Rotameters are popular due to their versatility, simplicity, accuracy, and overall ease of use. It’s no question why rotameters are the go to choice for so many industries.

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