Choosing an Alicat Flow Meter Calibration Provider

An Alicat flow meter measures mass flow, volumetric flow, absolute pressure and temperature and can give you all this information in one screw. You can even use the tool to define your own custom gas mix. No matter how high tech a tool is, however, it will always need calibration. Calibration ensures that a tool is always working properly and giving you the most accurate measurements. Alicat flow meter calibration is crucial to taking proper care of the product.
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Flow Meter Maintenance Guidelines

If you’re looking to get accurate readings out of your flow meter, the first place to start is in flow meter maintenance. Your flow meter will only perform as well as you treat it, and inaccurate readings can start when a flow meter isn’t properly taken care of. Between installation, usage and calibration, there are a lot of areas to look after when it comes to proper flow meter maintenance.
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7 Causes of Flow Meter Calibration Drift

flow meter calibrationDepending on your industry, your application, and the environment in which your meter operates, you may require flow meter calibration and maintenance more, or less, frequently than others. While calibration drift can be caused by many factors such as the flow meter type and the environment in which it operates, here are some of the most common reasons for calibration to drift; some of which you can avoid, others that you can’t.

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3 Ways Flow Meter Calibration and Accuracy Impacts Your Bottom Line

flow meter calibrationAccuracy is important in any application that utilizes flow meter technology. But in some industries it is absolutely critical that your flow meter accuracy is just that, accurate. In applications where products are sold or purchased on the basis of a meter reading, it is highly important to make sure you know exactly how much liquid is flowing to protect your bottom line. Here are a few ways improper flow meter calibration can cost you money. Continue reading

Avoid Excessive Flow Meter Calibration Due to Incorrect Installation

flow meter calibrationBeyond the important of proper meter selection, flow meter installation has a huge effect on flow meter calibration and repair cost and frequency in the future. Improper installation can lead to operational problems, frequent flow meter calibration, and expensive repairs, so it is important to avoid making the common mistakes made above to ensure correct and efficient operations and measurement. Avoid these common mistakes during installation to prolong the life of your meter, ensure proper operation, and avoid costly repairs and constant calibration. Continue reading

Flow Meter Calibration Advice from Industry Experts

Flow Meter Calibration

In a recent article on the Flow Control Magazine LinkedIn page, industry experts weighed in on important topics such as  how frequently flow meter calibration should be carried out, common mistakes, the future of flow meter calibration, government mandates, and much more.  One of the topics the experts weighed in on is the importance of flow meter calibration. For many companies who are not required by law to calibrate their equipment regularly, it can sometimes seem like a waste of money, a hassle, etc. The experts shed some light on the true importance of regularly calibrating flow meters whether or not you’re required to do so. Here’s what they had to say:
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5 Tips to Reduce Down Time During Flow Meter Calibration

All meters, regardless of who manufactured them or where you purchased them, require periodic recalibration; mass flow meter calibration is no different. The problem many companies face is that when a meter is sent out for calibration or repair, they face some amount of down time in their operations which can impact productivity and even shut down certain portions of your operation. Most companies see this as a necessary evil to ensure their equipment is functioning properly but this does not have to be the case.  Below are a few ways you can schedule regular mass flow meter calibration with minimal down time. Continue reading

4 Critical Questions to Ask Before Flow Meter Selection

With so many different types of meters, picking out the right flow meter can be a bit overwhelming; afterall, your choice of meter can impact important areas of your business such as revenue, workplace safety, customer satisfaction, and more. Depending on your application, your industry, and requirements, there are hundreds or ways to get started, so which path do you choose? The answers to the questions below will help you narrow down the many choices you have at the beginning of your flow meter selection process to get you on your way to choosing the right tool for the job.  Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Flow Meter & Avoid Constant Flow Meter Calibration

There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” flow meter, and it’s important to understand that you should not be choosing a meter based on the technology or price alone, you must take the time to do your research and choose a flow meter based on your application. It is much easier to first analyze your application’s requirements and then choose the technology that fits rather than buying the meter first and forcing it to work in your application. If you do not consider your application first, you will be require flow meter calibration and repair services far more often to ensure solid performance and accuracy. Continue reading

Factors That Affect Life Expectancy & Calibration of Turbine Flowmeters

Calibration of Turbine FlowmetersIn the most basic terms, a turbine flowmter is a gas/liquid measuring device which contains a free-spinning turbine, hence the name. The turbine within the meter turns at a speed proportional to the flow of the material running through it which is how the device measures the flow rate of the material.  While these are commonly used and highly accurate meters, there are a few factors that can impact the life expectancy and accuracy of the meter such as operating above or below the range of the meter, calibration of turbine flowmeters, and more. Continue reading

Avoiding Installation Mistakes That Lead to Costly Flow Meter Calibration and Repair

flow meter calibrationBeyond the important of proper meter selection, flow meter installation has a huge effect on flow meter calibration and repair cost and frequency in the future. Improper installation can lead to operational problems, frequent flow meter calibration, and expensive repairs, so it is important to avoid making the common mistakes made above to ensure correct and efficient operations and measurement. Avoid these common mistakes during installation to prolong the life of your meter, ensure proper operation, and avoid costly repairs and constant calibration. Continue reading

Equflow Flow Meter Calibration

Equflow Flow Meter Calibration
Equflow manufactures flow meters built for the measurements of liquids in many different applications, but always with the same goal for those who use them; to improve flow processes, save money, and increase profits. The company manufacturers meters of all kinds, from single use meters to standard flow meters for applications including biotechnology, pharmacy, water treatment and disinfection, fuel measurement, and much more.

No matter which of their meters you choose or which application you work in, Equflow flow meter calibration is paramount if you need your meter to function at its very best.  Below are a few important things to remember to receive the best possible Equflow flow meter calibration services. Continue reading

KROHNE Flow Meter Calibration

KROHNE Flow Meter CalibrationKROHNE is a globally recognizes manufacturer and supplier of instrumentation for the measurement of flow, level, temperature, pressure, gas, and steam. The company offers a number of different flow measurement instruments including electromagnetic flowmeters, variable area flowmeters, ultrasonic flowmeters, mass flowmeters, vortex flowmeters, and flow controllers.  These highly reliable and innovative products are used in critical applications all over the world. With such important jobs to do, it is essential to follow KROHNE flow meter calibration best practices and choose the right meter for the job. Here are a few considerations to get you started: Continue reading