All You Need to Know about Batch Controllers

Batch Controllers | Flowmetrics

When working with flowmeters it is important that the amount of liquid or gas that flows through is controlled. Without a batch controller, there is a risk that too much or too little of the material that you are using will enter the flowmeter system.

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Getting the Most out of Your Signal Conditioner

Signal Conditioner | FlowmetricsFlowmeters are an integral part of many industries today as it measures the flow of various liquids, gases, and masses. In order for your flowmeter to function to the best of its ability, it is important to understand each component of the flowmeters and the additional pieces of equipment that will improve its function. One of the fundamental components of a flowmeter process is the signal conditioner, with the two being bought hand in hand with one and other.

 

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The Features, Uses, and Advantages of RF Pickups

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If you want to make sure your products go with the flow without any interference, opt for RF pickups or digital proximity sensors. These devices combine the sensor with an analog to a digital signal conditioner which works best in the absence of magnetic fields. These sensors create output that is consistent with the speed of the wheel or the meter rotor. These devices are useful for applications that would be less effective with the interference of the magnetic field. Continue reading “The Features, Uses, and Advantages of RF Pickups”

Oil and Gas Processing: How Gas Flow Measurement Affects Production

Oil and Gas Processing | Flowmetrics

While you might not give much thought to how oil and gas reaches your local fueling station unless prices begin to rise, the steps involved may surprise you. From drilling for crude oil to refining it for a number of uses, including the gasoline you pump into your vehicle’s fuel tank, much goes into this process. There are also a number of important factors involved in oil and gas processing; however, from the search for fossil fuel sources to the refinement of such products to measuring consistent flow rates at oil refineries and other fuel facilities, gas flow measurement is a key component of the manufacturing process.

 

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Magnetic Pickups and Their Uses

 

Magnetic Pickups | Flowmetrics

A variety of major industries, including pharmaceutical, aviation, chemical, food production and petrochemical rely on a variety of sensitive mechanical parts in order to keep their products and processing machinery running smoothly. While not all machines operate in the same way, many rely on similar parts, such as turbines and flow systems. Because turbines produce a consistent source of energy and systems that allow gas or liquid to flow can bevital components, measuring the rate and speed at which they operate is equally important. Magnetic pickups are responsible for this type of measurement, and their uses are widely varied across a number of industries.

 

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How to Use a Batch Controller

Batch Controller | FlowmetricsA batch controller calculates the number of items or the volume of things that are being processed at any given time. If these are solid objects, they work in the form of counters to calculate individual things, but when it comes to gas or liquid, these batches need to be counted by other means. Liquids and gasses pass through tubes when they are transferred and the volume of material must be communicated in the form of velocity, such as through rate per minute. A flow meter deals with volume and the batch controller displays the amount of liquid and gas that is passing through the tanks to the tubes.

When looking for a batch controller, you may select one that accepts pulses per second and gives rates and total readings for batching functions. You should also see hardware and software features and clear monitoring that is accurate and easy to read. You could find a controller that can monitor remotely or up close and can print out results as needed.

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Best Rotameter Designs

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Rotameters, also referred to as variable area flow meters, are widely used to measure gas and liquid flow. The basic principle of rotameter design includes a float that rotates as it is pushed by the flow. The rotation speed of the float indicates the rate of the flow. With today’s new technology, the basic rotameter has evolved its capabilities to provide highly precise flow rate measurements and to withstand a variety of extreme temperature and pressure conditions.

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Roles of Flow Computers

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An Overview of Flow Computers and Their Function

Flow computers are essential components of large scale systems with multiple flows that need to be continuously analyzed and managed. They automate the data collection and data management processes so that operators can get a snapshot of the system status and make decisions quickly.

Flow computers also provide a means to calculate corrected values and interpret data from compensated flow meters. Compensated flow meters are those that need a certain amount of pressure to accurately measure flow rate. If the flow meter does not receive the required pressure, the flow rate reading can vary significantly from the actual flow rate within the pipe.

Uncompensated flow meters, also known as non-compensated flow meters, do not rely on specific pressure values and usually work within a defined pressure range. For applications where pressure is consistent, compensated flow meters work fine. For all other applications where pressure varies within a range, uncompensated flow meters should be used. Regardless, flow computers can collect data from compensated or uncompensated instruments and identify the actual flow rate by performing calculations.

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What Is the Role of the Field Indicator in Your Flow Meter?

Field Indicator | Flowmetrics

Flow meters have become a necessary tool throughout a range of industries and are integral to many companies in the industrial, chemical, energy, scientific laboratory and aerospace sectors. Understanding chemical make up and flow rates are essential to maintaining efficient and safe operations across industries. Magnetic particle testing can be an important component in particular flow meter designs, and a field indicator is a major factor in the functioning of any magnetically based system. Understanding the role and types of field indicators is critical to understanding the overall effectiveness of your magnetic flow meter.

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5 Best Practices for Calibrating Your Flow Meter

Calibrating Your Flow Meter | Flowmetrics

Flow meters are constantly utilized to ensure the proper function of various industrial machines. Its function is to measure the rate at which fluids or gases flow through it. Too much or too little flow could result in malfunction of a machine, so it is important that the flow meter present a proper reading. For this reason, it is generally critical that flow meters be regularly calibrated to ensure that the readings they provide are accurate. There are some standard practices regarding calibrating your flow meter that should be applied, but here are five best practices that you should keep in mind to make sure that your flow meter works at its optimum capacity.

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