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For the most part, flowmeters are used to infer mass flow through calculations that flowmeters and flow monitor instruments make after taking various flow measurements, such as absolute pressure, differential pressure, viscosity, and temperature. Read Moreā€¦

Flowmeters Flowmeters are used to measure the flow of air, fluids, and gas. Many flowmeters measure the volume of the material while other flowmeters measure the speed, and still other flowmeters measure the mass of the materials.

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West Valley City, UT  |  800-316-5342

Established in 1990, HydraCheck is the market leader in developing, manufacturing, and selling engineered flow meters. Well known for their modular design, high performance and superior quality, HydraCheck boasts a full line of flow meters and transmitters as well as accessories such as displays, counters and indicators to ensure every customer receives the most suitable flow meter for any application.

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Orangeburg, NY  |  800-866-3837

Aalborg Instruments & Controls is a globally recognized manufacturer of precision instrumentation for flow measurement and control. We offer variable area flow meters, thermal mass flow controllers, and more. Since our founding in 1972, it has been our commitment to develop, produce and deliver the highest quality products and services, as well as consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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Concord, CA  |  925-687-8363

Since our founding in 1972, RCM Industries has served industries ranging from pharmaceutical to chemical to food and beverage. Our flow meters are designed to improve productivity, reduce cost, and protect the most sensitive equipment and processes. All flow meters are suitable for measuring water, oil, and most low viscosity liquids, and are available in Monel, stainless steel, and bronze alloys. No matter what your application, we aim to exceed your expectations.

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Marlborough, MA  |  888-738-0188

Spire Metering Technology offers one of the broadest, most affordable lines of flow measurement and energy metering products in the industry today. Through continuous innovation, we transform complex ultrasonic technology into affordable, reliable solutions for accurate flow and energy measurement.

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Trevose, PA  |  215-355-8400

Thermal Instrument Company offers a wide range of thermal flow meters and flow switch products. Our products include mass flow meters, inline flow meters, insertion probes and signal processors. We serve the chemical processing, food, landfill and pharmaceutical industries.

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Most flowmeters are made of three parts: the primary device, transducer, and transmitter. These three flowmeters parts are usually combined so that the flow meter is one complete instrument. Flow indicators, which are observation windows in industrial processing lines, aid in measuring flow by visual indicators.

Flowmeters are useful in a variety of fields. Medically, flowmeters are can be used measure a patient's air intake. In plumbing, flowmeters are used to measure the amount of fluid running through a tube for efficiency purposes. In general, flowmeters are used in many industrial applications for flow measurements to help companies determine profit gain or loss. Other industries that benefit from the use of flowmeters include automotive, petroleum and gas, utility services, HVAC, food processing, and raw materials.

Flowmeter manufacturers offer various instruments for different measurements of flow.

Thermal mass flow meters take measurements with two sensors that work together. A temperature sensor reference and an active heated sensor take measurements by calculating how much heat loss occurs in the flowing liquid, and thus these flowmeters can determine the flow rate based on this amount.

Another type of flowmeter is the Coriolis mass flow meter, which operates on the basis of the Coriolis Effect. In the Coriolis Effect, an excitation force is applied to the flowmeter tube, causing the fluid or gas to rotate because the acceleration is acting in opposite directions on both sides of the applied force. A flowmeter measurement can then be taken.

Other kinds of flowmeters operate using sound. These are called ultrasonic flowmeters, and include several types, like Doppler Effect flow meters and time-of-flight flowmeters.

Each type of flowmeter has specific guidelines that must be followed for proper use. For example, when using gas flowmeters, the flowmeters must remain full of gas. Liquid in gas flowmeters can affect the flowmeter's accuracy. Similarly, in order for liquid flowmeters to work properly, they must remain full of liquid. Gas in liquid flowmeters can affect the accuracy of the flow meter's readings, as can contaminants of any kind.

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