Professionals working in measurement and testing make use of flow meters for a broad array of applications, all of which require the utmost accuracy. The importance of accuracy reinforces the need to choose the correct flow meter type.
If the lowest cost is a priority, it may result in sacrificing quality, both in performance and durability. Keep in mind that whatever costs you may be saving on the cheap flow meter may end up going towards maintenance. It’s also worth remembering that the popularity of the flow meter doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right tool for your particular needs.
Flow meters generally fall under volumetric or mass flow meters. It is possible to calculate mass from volume and vice versa if the density and the established variables are known. Based on the application type, the measurement goals, and existing components, it’s easier to make an informed decision whether a mass flow meter or a volumetric flow meter is the best option.
Other factors to take into consideration when determining the right flow meter include the type of fluid to be measured, its properties such as temperature and flow consistency, and the pipe size, to name a few.
The Avanti Company was founded in 1977 by Paul and Justine Devlin and is headquartered in Avon Park, FL. We provide water meters, metering systems, AMI support, on-site flow meter testing, sewer flow monitoring, inspection and assessment services for the water, wastewater, agricultural, petroleum and industrial marketplaces. Avanti represents products from McCrometer, Itron, Hach Flow, Honeywell/Elster, 64 seconds, Infosense, Nicor, Liquid Controls, and others. Please visit our website at www.avanticompany.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 863-453-5336 for assistance with all of your flow meter and metering system needs.