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.
Several factors make turbine flow meters a popular choice for many applications; these include high accuracy, exceptional turndown, repeatability and speed of response. But as mentioned above, without regular turbine flow meter calibration, these benefits will not be seen. Proper and regular Turbine flow meter calibration gives you a meter with fast response time at about 5 ms and a repeatability of +/-0.05% with an accuracy level of +/-0.25% of reading over a wide turndown.
Another benefit of well maintained turbine flow meters is the fact that they are rugged and designed to handle vibration which is why they are often found in aircrafts, missiles, racing vehicles and other applications with high levels of vibration. Meters used in such application and applications with hydraulic fluid shock force should be calibrated regularly; although they are resistant to these stresses, they are not immune to them and over time they will fall out of spec.
Accuracy of the instrument is only as good as the calibration equipment used during turbine flow meter calibration; which is why finding the right calibration lab is very important. Located in Northeast Ohio, e2b calibration is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration and repair laboratory providing a full scope of services (traceable to NIST) for most popular calibration, test, and measurement instruments including turbine flow meter calibration.