Titan explains the factors that determine flowmeter performance
9 Nov 2021
Titan Enterprises has published a new technical article focusing on flowmeter performance. The article discusses the factors involved in determining the overall performance of pulse output turbine flowmeters and how each factor influences the accuracy of flow measurement.
Flowmeters have become essential measuring devices used in a vast array of different industries. From commercial applications measuring the fuel feeding industrial boilers, for flow monitoring of lubricant supply lines for wind turbines, to dosing chemicals for agricultural sprays.
Domestically, flowmeters are installed to manage the dispensing of beer or coffee and built into washing machines and dishwashers to meter efficient water usage.
Turbine flowmeters are invaluable measurement tools, and their repeatability and linearity are the key elements that determine the flowmeter’s performance and overall accuracy. Both the mechanical properties of the flow meter and the physical properties of the fluid combine to influence the general performance of the flow measurement device.
Terms synonymous with calibrating flow meters – the K-Factor, calibration uncertainty, repeatability, accuracy and linearity – are explained. The technical article discusses the relationship between all these flow factors and how they each influence the overall performance of a flow meter.
Whereas turbine flowmeters, such as Titan’s Beverage flowmeter and 800 series, offer the high level of repeatability and reliability required for accurate batch delivery systems, Titan’s Atrato and Metraflow ultrasonic flow sensors and the larger oval gear flowmeters, are highly accurate over wider flow ranges, especially with viscous liquids such as oils.
The technical article from Titan illustrates how the linearity reading has a significant impact on the performance of the flowmeter, particularly at the low end of its flow range.
To read the technical article in full, click here.