Flow regulators are simple valves that keep flow constant by decreasing the cross section of an orifice proportionally as the pressure increases. They are particularly suitable for networks supplying
several users, as they can maintain the flow rate over a wide range of pressures.
Selecting a Flow Meter
The basis of good flow meter selection is a clear understanding of the requirements of the particular application. Therefore, time should be invested in fully evaluating the nature of the process
fluid and of the overall installation.
What is the fluid being measured by the flow meter(s) (air, water, etc…)?
Do you require rate measurement and/or totalization from the flow meter?
If the liquid is not water, what viscosity is the liquid?
Is the fluid clean?
Do you require a local display on the flow meter or do you need an electronic signal output?
What is the minimum and maximum flow rate for the flow meter?
What is the minimum and maximum process pressure?
What is the minimum and maximum process temperature?
Is the fluid chemically compatible with the flow meter wetted parts?
If this is a process application, what is the size of the pipe?
If you have any questions or need any help selecting a flow meter, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-884-4967 to speak with an applications engineer.