Titan Enterprises’ latest flowmeter range focuses on low viscosity fluids
8 May 2018
Based on a radial flow technique, Titan Enterprises’ turbine flowmeter range is designed to accurately measure the flow of low viscosity liquids.
For smaller diameter pipe applications – the turbine flowmeters employ a design where the flow of fluid is directed at the turbine that is mounted on robust low friction sapphire bearings. The geometry of the turbine and the fluid chamber ensures that the rotational speed of the rotor is proportional to the flow rate through the device.
The use of this radial arrangement allows more energy to be imparted into the turbine so the bearing drag is far less important. Furthermore, because more energy is available, the bearings themselves can be a lot stronger, so increasing the life of the flowmeter, says the company.
At higher flow rates – the Titan turbine flowmeter design allows some of the fluid to bypass the turbine chamber, which then behaves as a “shunt” to the metered fluid. As a result, accuracy is still maintained and the output remains linear.
Optimised Titan Enterprises’ radial flow turbine flowmeters are available for a diverse range of applications including measuring low viscosity flow in chemical plants, semiconductor fabrication and drink dispensing equipment.