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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How to Choose a Flowmeter for Chemical Processing

Chemical Processing | Flowmetrics

Installing the correct flowmeter is a vital part of chemical processing and choosing the wrong product could lead to losses within your business.

When it comes to chemical processing, there is little room for mistakes when adhering to regulations and providing accurate data. So, this means that purchasing a meter should not be something you take lightly.

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Benefits of Variable Area Flowmeters and How to Choose One

Variable Area Flowmeters | Flowmetrics

If you want to keep tabs on the rate at which your gases or liquids are flowing, consider using variable area flowmeters to do the job effectively. These meters measure flow in a cross-sectional area and makes changes in response to the flow. The variable area variety of meter is simple to operate and is chosen for its efficiency in measuring both liquid and gas applications. Those who need this type of meter will find that these devices are economical and can be installed in just a few steps on the vertical section of the tube. In addition, there are no tubing run requirements for variable area flowmeters. The end caps located on the flowmeters can be removed easily and cleaned as needed. This makes troubleshooting and inspection simpler and can enable you to check the proper functioning of the meter at regular intervals.

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All You Need to Know About Variable Flowmeters

Variable Flowmeters | Flowmetrics

What is a Flowmeter?

A flowmeter is a device that is used when measuring gases and liquids that move through a pipe or line. Flowmeters are used in a variety of industries, including chemical processing, aerospace industries and also in laboratories. Some flowmeters measure the amount of liquid passing through it during a certain time period (i.e. 200 liters per minute) and others measure the total amount transmitted altogether.


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California’s Flowmeter Regulations: What You Need to Know

California's Flowmeter Regulations | Flowmetrics

Even if you do not live in California, you know that the state has a tendency to have dry spells. This has launched a series of regulations that govern the use of water and efficient application of flow meters. These flowmeters are vital to making sure there is an efficient transfer of water and liquids for residential and industrial uses. If there is a problem with the flow of the material or leak, dangerous gasses could and escape and pollute the area or in the case of water, it could leak and waste valuable resources and money. A flowmeter not only records the speed and pressure of liquid flow but also indicates the presence of leaks. An interruption in the flow can be a sign of a problem that can be fixed quickly if it is located efficiently.

California’s flowmeter regulations for water meters are connected with an overall environmental policy that seeks to conserve resources that are often under threat, such as water. The California Energy Commission directed its focus onto water meters because of the importance they play in measuring flow rates accurately. These rates can arrest water loss and transfer of liquids from one place to another. The water meters are essential in places that are designed for the storage and treatment of water. These flowmeter regulations are also good for business because any money spent on wasted water by a company is often passed on to the customer. The meters also encourage proper repairs which can prevent water waste and make production more effective.


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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 Calculate the Rate With an Area Flow Meter

Area Flow Meter | Flowmetrics

A variable area flow meter operates on mechanical principles. Their construction is simple yet durable, making them suitable for a variety of applications. The basic operational principle is that changes in flow rate can be observed and measured as the flow displaces a piston, float or vane until it reaches a steady state. As the liquid or gas passes thorough the housing tube, the movement of the measuring part indicates rate. This type of meter can be placed almost anywhere along the pipe and does not require complicated maintenance routines. It is also highly versatile and can be used to measure flow rates of liquids, gases and steam.

Generally, flow rate meters measure the volume or mass of gas or liquid that is displaced during a specific period of time, for example, liters per second. Density is an important factor in determining rate.


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Professional Calibration Services Keep Your System Flowing

Professional Calibration Services | Flowmetrics

Flow is a crucial measurement in any system, large or small. It helps indicate the status and efficiency of the upstream equipment and what to expect for downstream equipment. It also helps operators determine the process output, balance mass throughout the system and determine characteristics about the transported fluid. Continue reading “Professional Calibration Services Keep Your System Flowing”