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The Best Way to Meter Low Flow Applications Part 2

Please take a look at part one of our previous blog before continuing on to read the second part. In exploring the benefits and disadvantages of different technology’s approach to metering low flows, it makes it clear which meters are the best selections. Positive Displacement Meters While positive displacement meters excel at metering low flows …

The Best Way to Meter Low Flow Applications Part 1

Because mechanical flow meters cannot extract adequate energy for linear results, metering applications with low fluid flows can be a very trying task. By comparison, electronic flow meters often have problems with sensitivity, zero drift and response times. To understand how different technologies approach metering low flows, it is important to take a look at …

Breaking Down Differential Pressure (DP) Flow Meters Part 3 of 3

Before continuing, be sure to have read the last two parts of this blog in order to fully understand the many applications of Differential Pressure (DP) Flow Meters. Regardless of how long they have been around for, sometimes the latest technology isn’t always the greatest.   An In-depth Exploration of Differential Pressure Flow Meters   …

Breaking Down Differential Pressure (DP) Flow Meters Part 1 of 3

As a recent report by the Global Industry Analysis, Inc. states, one out of six new systems purchased globally in 2014 used differential pressure flow meters and techniques. And over 40% of existing measurement installations are, in fact, differential pressure flow meter devices. Is this not surprising?   Consider the idea that engineers today would …

Using Flowmeters for Varying Tasks – Part two: Batch Control

Pelton Wheel   As previously explored, the Pelton Wheel is also known as a radial turbine. Please refer to Part one: Blending and Mixing of this blog to reference more information regarding the major advantages the Pelton Wheel has. Here, we will be exploring the Pelton Wheel in relation to batch control.   The Pelton …

Using Flowmeters for Varying Tasks – Part one: Blending and Mixing

Pelton Wheel Being highly efficient, the Pelton Wheel meter, also known as a radial turbine, has many distinct advantages: The blade area, being very large compared with the flow inlet port size, produces an exceptionally wide-range flowmeter, which easily can measure very low flows. The flow through the inlet of the meter is accurately directed …

7 Points to Consider When Metering Batches of Liquid

Metering batches of liquid may seem like a very simple task, but not when obstacles arise. Engineers should be aware of the problems that can occur during the process, and understand how to assess them to ensure successful set-up. Typically, the easy process of metering fixed volumes of liquid entails putting a flow meter in …

Industry Terms Briefly Explained: Part 5

Some engineering terms have been found to be misunderstood or confusing in the industry. In part five of our goal to properly define key phrases in the engineering field, we focus on dispelling misinterpretations of various terms.   Dewpoint Temperature Dewpoint Temperature is the temperature at which water vapor condensates. It is the temperature to …