Types of Oil Flow Meters and Their Functions
The use of flow meters in the current era is not new, especially for people who work in the oil industry. Tokico flow meter is a brand that is often used by many people, its function is as a tool used to measure flow capacity, velocity, mass or weight of oil and volume. Flow meters are often found in oil or waste processing companies to detect viscosity that has different sizes, ranging from light, medium, to heavy.
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To measure the flow of oil should be done in every phase, as is often the case in manufacturing industries, transportation, and so on. So, it is mandatory to use a flow meter to facilitate the process of measuring oil flow. The thing you need to pay attention to is that the flow meter used is adjusted to the use of the oil, such as vegetable oil, crude oil, gasoline, diesel, and so on. Here are some types of oil flow meters and their functions that you need to know, see the explanation below:
1. Turbine flow meter
This Turbine flow meter is a type of oil flow meter whose price is still relatively cheap, digital, and volumetric. This type of flow meter is quite easy to use by the transportation industry. The sensor in this model flow meter uses the in-line type, which is used to measure non-viscous oil, such as gasoline, diesel, vegetable oil and so on). Of course, it can be used as the right solution to measure the flow of cooking oil or palm oil.
This type of flow meter is used to measure the oil you need a high level of accuracy. This type of Coriolis mass flow meter is used to measure mass flow in non-thickened oil. Therefore, the price of this type of flow meter is quite expensive compared to the type of oil flow meter in general.
Furthermore, an oil flow meter with a positive displacement to measure the flow and also the volume of oil. In addition, the flow meter is also used to measure a fairly high viscosity (maximum 2,000 cp), with a maximum temperature setting of 200 degrees Celsius. This type of flow meter is in the form of an oval tooth which is usually used as a mechanical device or you can equip it with a transmitter that has a pulse output flow of 4-20 mA. Thus, this type of flow meter is the best choice, especially for measuring gasoline flow, diesel flow, and crude oil flow.
4. Positive displacement flow meter
PD Flow Meter or Postive Displacement Flow Meter is quite unique because this type of flow meter measures volume in fact. While other flow meters usually work on the principle of measuring the flow rate that will be converted to fluid volume. By using a PD meter, the output signal is directly related to the volume of fluid passing through the flow meter.
Function of oil flow meter
Here are the functions and uses of the oil flow meter that you can follow:
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- It can be used as a tool to assist in the entry or discharge of liquids, such as in tanks, trucks, and ships. In addition, it can be used as a tool for calculating fuel on generators used in apartments, malls, inns, and so on.
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- Has a fairly low error rate of approximately 0.5%. This is because when entering the flow meter, the root or gear can directly measure the liquid to minimize the occurrence of process errors.