What are Flow meters?
A Flow Meter
is an instrument used to measure linear, nonlinear, mass or volumetric flow rate of a liquid or a gas.
Low cost flow meters, high pressure flow meters, stainless steel flow meters, plastic flow meters, OEM flow meters, high viscosity flow meters, acid flow meters, alkali flow meters, hydraulic flow meters, oil flow meters, fuel flow meters, beer and water flow meters are all possible. With our chemically resistant, high accuracy digital flow meters with pulse outputs, we can handle almost anything. For hazardous areas some of these can be considered as simple apparatus.
Our process control and measuring instruments can monitor and/or display : total, batch size, flow rate, switch, consumption and 4-20mA or 10 volt analogue loops. The batching instruments can be used for dispensing, totaliser, accumulated totaliser, flow rate, dispense amount as well as full process monitoring.
The Oval gear, positive displacement and Turbine flow meters produced by Titan are designed and manufactured to ISO9001 and calibrated to an uncertainty of ±0.25%. With over thirty years of experience in the production of flowmeters our team can offer either an of the shelf meter or fully bespoke flow products designe for a particular application whether it is a low cost OEM flow solution or a specialist flowmeter in exotic materials.
Installation Cautions for Flowmeters
In liquid service, be sure that the flowmeter is installed such that it remains full of liquid, because gas/vapor in the flowmeter can alter its geometry and adversely affect accuracy.
In gas/vapor service, be sure that the flowmeter is installed such that the flow meter remains full of gas/vapor, because liquid in the flowmeter can alter its geometry and adversely affect accuracy.
Disturbances located upstream of the flowmeter, such as pipe elbows and control valves, can adversely affect measurement accuracy, because the flow meter may not be able to accurately measure disturbed flow streams. Be sure to locate control valves downstream of the flowmeter so their flow disturbances are not introduced directly into the flowmeter. Also, be sure to properly design the upstream and downstream piping with sufficient straight run to remove disturbances that can affect measurement accuracy.
Be especially careful when flow is two-phase, such as liquid/gas flow and liquid/solid flow, because these flows can adversely affect the accuracy of many flow meters. Be careful because some flowmeters can become plugged and stop working in liquid/solid flow streams.
Application Cautions for Flowmeters
Each type of flowmeter has its own specific applications and installation constraints. There is no "one size fits all" flowmeter. The way to select the right flowmeter is to use the application as your guide, not the technology. Many of these technologies will all work well on many applications. If you start with the application, you can select the technology you wish to use based on accuracy, cost, durability and reliability, rather than trying to make the technology you chose fit the application you have.