Turbine flow meters are light-weight, compact, cost effective, fast, and not affected by vibration. For those reasons these meters work well in applications in where space is limited such as automotive, aerospace, petroleum, fire protection (specialized meters), water distribution, and many others. Even with the many benefits that come with the use of one of these meters; a turbine flow meter, like all measurement instruments, still needs periodic calibration to ensure a proper flow reading. Your meter is only as accurate as the tools and processes used to calibrate them, which it is why it is critical to take the time to find a turbine flow meter calibration service provider who is qualified for the job. Continue reading
Turbine flow meters are an excellent choice for many different applications due to their compact sensing element and they are much lighter and cost effective than some other technologies. For those reasons these meters are great options for applications in which space is limited such as on board aircraft, motor vehicles, ROVs used in the oil and gas industry, and others. Another benefit of these meters is their speed, they usually have a fast response speed about 5ms, and the fact that they are not affected by vibration. With regular turbine flow meter calibration, these meters are highly accurate and have a high level of repeatability. Continue reading
Turbine flow meters have been around for more than four decades. In that time they are proven to be a reliable and accurate volumetric measuring tool in many industries including water, petroleum, chemical, aircraft, and many others. Despite the turbine meter’s success, regular turbine flow meter calibration is necessary to ensure proper readings. Continue reading
Turbine flow meter
A turbine flow meter (or axial turbine) measures the mechanical action of the blades in the liquid flow and translates it into a user-readable rate (gpm, lpm, etc.). the blades turn at a rate proportional to the rate of the flow; this is measured by an electrical element which generates a pulse. The number of pulses over a given period of time are then measured and represent the volume of flow.