low flow meter Articles

  • Understanding the iSeries Totalizer

    Do you have questions about the iSeries Totalizer App? We get many support questions regarding the app, generally covering the same few points, so let’s spend a few minutes and discuss how to use and understand the power of the iSeries Totalizer. What is a Totalizer Simply put, a totalizer is a running total of how much fluid (gas, liquid, steam) has passed by the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Controlling the Flow Capacity of a Metering Pump

    Since a metering pump is usually a positive displacement pump there are two possible ways of controlling the flow capacity. The first one is by adjusting the volume of liquid displaced per stroke of the pump and the second is by adjusting the speed of the strokes. I. Stroke Length – control the displacement volume per stroke II. Speed of Strokes per minute Stroke Length ...


    By Aquflow

  • How an Ultrasonic Flow Meter Works

    An ultrasonic flow meter utilizes ultrasound to measure the velocity of a fluid and is used in a variety of fluid applications. Ultrasonic flowmeters are ideal for water and other liquids. Clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters achieve high accuracy at low and high flows, save time with no pipe cutting or process shutdown, and are not affected by external noise. Here’s how ultrasonic flow ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A water flow meter is a device that measures the amount of water flowing through a pipe. There are several water flow meter technologies to choose from depending on the water measurement application, maintenance requirements, and budgetary terms.  Each of these types of water flow meters has a unique principle of operation, specific application benefits, and overall ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Advantages of Using Flow Meters to Reduce Pressure Drop

    Plant operators rely on plant air pressures to maintain properly working equipment and systems. One of the most common problems affecting processing plants that utilize compressed air systems is the ability to maintain reliable air pressure throughout the distribution system. Insufficient air pressures may be due to undersized distribution piping, but it’s more commonly found that the cause ...


    By FLO-CORP

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A water flow meter works by measuring the amount of water that passes though the flow meter. The most common mechanical types work by measuring the speed of flowing water that causes a turbine or piston to rotate. The volumetric flow rate of the water is proportional to the rotational speed. Other water flow meters include ultrasonic, magnetic and vortex flow meters. The best type of water flow ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A flow meter works by measuring the amount of a gas, liquid or steam that passes through or around the flow meter sensors. While flow meter sensors work in many different ways, the end goal is the same: Deliver the most accurate and repeatable flow measurements for the specific application, whether for general research, process control or semiconductor processing. Flow meters measure either mass ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Low Flow Groundwater Sampling Using RotaPump Inertial Lift Pump

    This article tells you how to perform low flow groundwater sampling using a portable, surface-mounted pump with no decontamination required before each use and  no chance of cross contamination between wells. An inertial lift pump moves a dedicated (stored in the well) pumping tube rapidly up and down.  A one-way valve on the bottom admits water on the down stroke and ...


    By RotaPump, Inc

  • AVFM 5.0 area-velocity flow meter monitors sewage lagoon discharge flow - Case Study

    The Township of South Glengarry in Eastern Ontario discharges continuously from their 72,000 m3 sewage lagoon. But they ran into flow measurement problems when their magnetic flowmeter was unable to detect seasonal low flow rates. Operations Manager, Shawn Killoran selected a Greyline AVFM 5.0 Area-Velocity Flow Monitor because it was simple to install in a horizontal discharge pipe from the ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Minute Flow Tip Video - Mass Flow Versus Volumetric Flow Technology

    When engineers and systems integrators need to measure gas flow rate in an industrial process or scientific research, there are many types of technologies to choose from.  This makes selecting the right gas flow meter a challenge. In addition to technology, engineers must consider many other parameters: price for value, cost of ownership, size of footprint, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Discharge Measurements In Low Flow Conditions With ADC p t echnology – First Experiences In Nepal

    Low flows prevail during about nine months of the year in Himalayan rivers as a result of the influence of the monsoon climate. They account for a large portion of the annual water balance and accurate information about these flows is therefore critical for water resources planning, development, management and hydropower design. Issues that occur with the neighbouring country India are often ...


    By Teledyne RD Instruments

  • Low Cost Flood Warning Solution

    Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Supply and installation of flood warning system Supply of Hawk XT telemetry loggers for use with tipping-bucket rain-gauges plus supply and installation of telemetered flow gauges to the SEPA west area as part of a flood warning instrumentation project. Each flow gauge was comprised of a Teledyne RDi Channelmaster H-ADCP ...

  • Replacement Fill Control Valves with Electronic Flow and Metering Improve Pressure, Stop Leakage and Prevent Valve Failures

    The City of Modesto, California is situated 90 miles east of San Francisco and has approximately 200,000 residents relying on 200,000 of gallons of water a day. The City needed to upgrade three water storage tanks that hold approximately 750,000 gallons each. After years of using motor operated valves to fill water storage tanks, the city recognized that there were just too many problems. ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Performance monitoring & troubleshooting with a new individual condenser tube circulating water flow and fouling (ClA/FF) meter - case study

    Introduction Midwest Generation Joliet Station in Illinois has two coal-fired units, Unit 7 and Unit 8. Roth 550 MW units are located on the Des Plaines River and have been in operation since 1963-1964. The circulating water system is a once-through system comprised of a bar rack, traveling screens, circulating water pumps and reversible condensers. The original condenser tubes on Unit ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • New Developments in Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meters: In-The-Field Compensation for Changes in Natural Gas Composition

    Introduction The flow of natural gas in pipelines is often complicated by changes in the composition of the gas. The method described in this paper solves the problem of variable composition via a new four-temperature mass flow sensor. The new (low sensor feeds its measurements into the algorithms of an advanced mathematical model that includes gas properties in its calculations. The method ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • A Low-Cost Electrolytic Tiltmeter for Measuring Slope Deformation

    The tiltmeter described consists of an electrolytic sensor (a glass jar containing an electrolyte and six electrodes) and a portable AC digital conductivity meter, which reads conductivity changes resulting from tilting deflections. The tiltmeter has a sensitivity of 2 to 8 min of arc/cmu (conductivity meter unit), with a measurement range of more than 45°. This tiltmeter measured earth flow ...


    By ASTM International

  • Tech Note: Flare Gas Measurement Innovation; Retain Flow Metering Accuracy Even if Gas Composition Changes

    It’s a fact oil wells almost always produce natural gas along with the petroleum. Nine times out of ten, the excess gas (typically hydrocarbons) is flared off or simply vented as-is during upset conditions in the process. The environmental impacts of “flaring” this excess gas into our atmosphere has resulted in government regulations like 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOO (also ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Wastewater Plant Relies on Thermal Flow Meter for Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process

    The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant performs primary, secondary, tertiary and sludge treatment processes in serving over 250,000 residential customers and 3000 industrial and commercial customers in a 40-plus square ...


    By Modern Pumping Today

  • H-ADCP Flow Gauge Installation

    Wessex Water contracted HL to install a new flow-gauge to provide flow data on the environmental impact of abstraction upstream and downstream of a riverside borehole for public-supply. Due to the channel and hydraulic conditions at the site on the River Yeo in Somerset, HL selected a horizontal ADCP Channelmaster device from Teledyne RDi for providing accurate velocity profiles at one elevation ...

  • Active leakage control in low pressures - It can be done!

    Leakage and PressureWater when leaving the pipe creates an ‘energy’ and it is this energy that is transferred through the water and the pipe wall by the means of acoustic sound. This acoustic sound depending on the material of the pipe work either dissipates over a long distance or is absorbed very quickly into the pipe wall. The effect being that for metallic or hard walled pipes the sound ...


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