Flow meter (or flow gauge, flow rate sensor) is a measurement device used to measure the flow rate of liquids and gases. Flow measurement of liquid and gas is a critical parameter in the industrial and manufacturing sector and is maintained with precision. Liquid, gas or steam is passed through or around the flow meter to measure rate. Initially in its early industrial usage flow meters are used in operating steam engines used in Trains, ships, and industrial boilers to control and measure the flow rate of steam produced in the engine.
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The need for flow meter
Flow meters are majorly used in various industries like the aerospace industry, pharmaceutical industry, petroleum refineries, chemical factories where precise flow rate measurement is mandatory to maintain product quality. Maintenance of flow rate and gaseous pressure is their primary objective not only for quality control but to ensure the health and safety of employees.
Choosing the right flow meter for you
Picking a flow meter that’s most appropriate for you depends on the purpose of your requirement. There is a list of different flow meters used to fulfill different needs. Each flow meter has its own usage and benefits. Certain points must be considered before choosing a flow meter like:
Different industrial sectors require different types of flow meters, some of them are as follows:
Types of Flow meter
Generally, flow meters are used to measure the water flow (liquid flow) and gas flow that passes through the meter. According to which it can easily be characterized into water flow meters and gas flow meters.
Digital Water flow meter:
Here at Silver automation instruments, we possess different types of digital water flow meter having distinct features and benefits in comparison to the other digital water flow meters available in the market.
Have a look at some of our finest digital water flow meters
Gas flow meter:
Gas flow meters are used to measure volume and flow rate of gases. They are specially designed to measure the flow rate and calculate the flow volume of fuel gases like CNG (compressed natural gases) AND LPG (liquified natural gases). Gases are highly volatile to temperature and pressure, to measure the volumetric rate of gases different meters are designed.
Diaphragm or bellow gas flow meter- It is the most common gas flow meter that is widely installed for residential and commercial purposes. It can be seen in household gas flow meters, at hospitals and in hotels with centralized ventilation.
Coriolis meters- the ability of this meter to handle a wide range of flow rates makes it unique. It can measure both liquid and gas flow rates. It possesses the highest accuracy for mass flow rate.