A flow meter or flow switch is rarely used
as a standalone component (i.e., the flow-meter itself). For best
performance, it must integrated in a system consisting of the
flow-meter itself and amplifiers and signal conditioners.
- Turbine Meters: The most popular way to measure flow electronically.
Turbine meters offer flows for wide range of applications. Turbine meters
are easy to maintain, rugged and versatile.
- Positive Displacement Flowmeters for High-Viscosity
Fluids: Well suited
for viscous fluids which are hard to meter with turbine-type
flowmeters. Superb for a wide range of flow-measurement applications,
such as oil flow. Available for a wide range of fluid viscosities.
- Paddlewheel Sensors, Transmitters and Systems: Sensing, monitoring and control in one simple system – examine several different options
to get the right system for your application.
- Low-Flow Sensors: Designed and engineered for accurate low flow measurement
of liquids, available in materials for any environment where low
flow conditions are found.
- Signal Conditioners: Convert flow reading to clean analog output signals
for easy analysis.
- Power Supplies: Simple to full-featured solutions to excitation problems.
Power must but clean (noise-free). See this
page for more details.
- Amplifiers: Amplifiy low-level signals by a factor of up to a hundred
or more in order to drive any flow meter, counter or controller.
How to Select:
When shopping for a flow switch or flow meter, know your
application-specific criteria. e.g.,:
- Maximum Flow Rate: in ft3/min or gal/min in
mediums such as Air,
- Minimum Accuracy: 2%, 5%, 10,% 25%,
- Maximum Pressure: 100psi, 200psi, 300psi, 1000psi, 5000psi
(or equiv. in Bar or Atm)
- Maximum Temperature: 65°C (149°F), 90°C (194°F), 100°C (212°F), 115°C
(239°F), 315°C (599°F)
- Style: Mechanical, Thermal
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