Types of Flow Meters
Flow meters come in a variety of types, each designed for specific applications and operating principles. Here are some common types:
Differential Pressure Flow Meters
- Orifice Plate – product example Daniel® Measurement & Control – Senior Dual-chamber orifice fittings
- Venturi – product example S.K.I Schlegel & Kremer Industrieautomation GmbH – Classical Venturi Tubes
- Pitot Tubes – product example S.K.I Schlegel & Kremer Industrieautomation GmbH – Averaging pitot tubes for gases & liquids
Mass Flow Meters
- Coriolis – product example Siemens – SITRANS FCS300
- Thermal Mass – product example Fox Thermal – FT1 Gas Mass Flowmeter
- Vortex – product example Siemens – SITRANS FX330 Vortex Flowmeter
Volumetric Flow Meters
- Magnetic – product example Siemens – SITRANS F M MAGFLO 3100
- Ultrasonic – product example Siemens – SITRANS FS230 Ultrasonic Clamp-on flowsystem
- Turbine – product example Daniel® Measurement & Control – Series 1200 Liquid Turbine Meters
- Variable Area Siemens – SITRANS FVA250 Flowmeter
Choosing the right flow meter for your industrial application involves several considerations:
- Is the fluid liquid or gas?
- Is it corrosive, abrasive, or conductive?
- What is the expected flow rate?
- Is the flow rate constant or variable?
- Is a large turndown ratio required?
- How precise do your measurements need to be?
Installation and Maintenance:
- What are the installation requirements, and how easy is maintenance?
- Consider factors like Installation and Maintenance.
- Hygienic standards for – 3A & EHEDG
- Environmental & water industry – MCERTS
- Differential pressure flow – ISO5167
- What is your budget for the flow meter?
Choosing the right flow meter for industrial applications is a critical decision that can impact efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness. By considering factors like the type of fluid, flow rate, accuracy requirements and environmental conditions, you can narrow down your options and make an informed choice.
For reliable flow measurement solutions, Process Instrument Solutions offers a range of high-quality products that cater to various industrial needs.