What are Flow Meters and Their Various Industrial Applications?

Flow meters are devices used to measure a liquid or gas’s flow rate or volume. There are many different types of flow meters, each with its unique set of features and applications. Each type of meter has different strengths and weaknesses, so it is essential to choose the suitable meter for the task at hand. Ultimately, the best kind of meter for a particular application will depend on the user’s specific needs.

The different types of Flow Meters and their uses in the industry

There are four main types of flow meters on the market today. 

  • The most common type is the positive displacement (PD) flow meter. This type of meter measures the amount of fluid displaced as it passes through the meter. It is very accurate but can be expensive to maintain. 
  • The second most common type is the turbine flow meter. This type of meter uses a spinning turbine to measure fluid flow.
  • The third type of flow meter is the vortex flowmeter. This type of meter uses a vortex spinning to measure fluid flow.
  • The fourth and final type of flow meter is the ultrasonic Flowmeter. This type of meter uses sound waves to measure the flow of fluid.

Various industrial products are available in the market, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here is a brief overview of some of the most popular types.

  • Vortex Flowmeter
  • Flanged Type Vortex Flowmeter
  • Wafer Type Vortex Flowmeter: 
  • Vortex Flowmeter with Temperature, Pressure Compensation & Remote Indication
  • Electromagnetic Flowmeter
  • Electromagnetic Flowmeter With Field Mounted Flow Rate Indicator, Totalizer &amp
  • Electromagnetic Flowmeter with Remote Indication
  • Data Communication of Electromagnetic Flowmeter to centralized computers
  • Insertion Type Electromagnetic Flowmeter
  • Electromagnetic Flowmeter With 4-20 mA Output
  • Panel Mounted Flow Rate Indicator/Totalizer/Batcher & 4-20 mA Re Transmission output
  • Turbine flowmeter with Field Mounted Flow Rate Indicator, Totalizer & 4-20 mA Output
  • Hand Hold Ultrasonic Flowmeter
  • Ultrasonic Water Meter
  • Coriolis Mass Flowmeters with Field Mounted Display
  • Fuel Flowmeter SDCI Series
  • Oval Gear Flowmeter SDOGM Series
  • Oval Gear Flowmeter OGFM Series
  • Water Meter Single Jet with Magnetic Drive
  • Water Meter Multi Jet with Magnetic Drive
  • Water Meter Woltman Type with Magnetic Drive

These are some of the most common kinds of products available in the market today and are in prevalent use in the industry currently.