Fuel Flow Meter

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Capable of metering diesel fuel, gasoline, kerosene, mineral spirits, Stoddard solvent, and heptane, fuel flow meters measure the rate of fuel flow into an engine, consequently calculating the engine’s current rate of fuel consumption and the remaining amount of fuel left in the tank. Read Moreā€¦

Fuel Flow Meter Fuel flow meters are an essential part of any engine used in transportation, although they are often essential in stationary pumps as well.

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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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Modern fuel flow meters are computerized, sending data on fuel rate, rotations per minute (RPM) and the amount of fuel left in a tank to a display screen.

Some more complicated transportation devices, such as cars, airplanes, and spacecrafts, use the information collected by the fuel flow meter to communicate information to other parts of the machine; for example, the RPM is communicated to a car's automatic transmission to trigger shifting into a higher or lower gear. Marine vessels and boats often display fuel flow meter screens on the dashboard so the captain can keep track of how much fuel is being used and is remaining. Fuel flow meters are also used in stationary pumping fuel dispensers, passenger cars, heavy trucks, ship engines, and aerospace applications. Up until recently fuel flow meters used mechanical measurement tools such as turbine or positive displacement; today, most fuel flow meters use ultrasonic sensors to communicate flow rate data to computerized receptors.

Like most other flow meters, fuel flow meters are made of three parts: the primary device, transducer, and transmitter. These three parts are usually combined so that the flow meter is one complete instrument.

Manufacturers offer fuel flow meters that use various techniques to take a reading.

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 flow meter is the Coriolis mass flow meter, which operates on the basis of the Coriolis Effect in which a force is applied to the tube of the fuel flow meter, causing the fluid to rotate because of the direction of the acceleration.

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

Each type of flow meter has specific guidelines that must be followed for proper use. In order for liquid flow meters such as water flow meters to work properly, they must remain full of liquid. Gas or contaminants of any kind can affect the accuracy of flow meters' readings.

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