Measurement Instrumentation
Control Equipment and Experience
for Indiana's Process Control Needs

Flow Meters

Key Terms

  • Rate:  The "speed" or instantaneous amount of flow in gallons per minute, liters per hour, or similar.
  • Total:  The volumetric amount of material over a specified time.
  • Mass:  The weight of flowing material regardless of temperature or density.
  • Batch Control:  To repeatedly flow a prespecified amount for a prespecified time, as in a vessel filling operation.
  • Switch / Indicator:  A simple device which indicates either flow, or no-flow.
What we typically need to know:
  • System description
        Estimated flow range
        Size and type of piping connections
        Pipe always flooded solid?
        Mount in straight piping run?
  • Media to be sensed
        Specific gravity
        Suspended solids
  • Type of output with coarse or fine accuracy desired
  • Electrical classification and power available
Actaris-Neptune NexGen open architecture mass flow transmitter with digital signal processing and explosion proof programmable display enclosure
New Application? Engineering Questions?
Flow Problems?
Talk to an Applications Specialist
ACME Process Equipment Company, P.O. Box 856, Carmel, IN 46082
Phone (317) 846-3321, Fax (317) 846-3328, Email

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