EAST-MAN offers a wide range of Flow Meters for Measurement & recording of various liquids/oil/petroleum liquids like Diesel, FO, LDO, Petrol, MTO, SKO, ATF, Hydraulic Oil, Transformer Oil, Mobile Oil, Gear Oil, DOP, Solvents, Petro Chemicals, Liquid chemicals, Lubricating Oils, Mustard Oil, Edible oils and many other non-corrosive petroleum oil/liquid.
What is a fuel flow meter?
A flow meter is used to measure the quantity of fluid that is moved during the transfer process. They have a visual display, which can be either mechanical or digital, for the user to read off the measurement. Flow meters are used within a variety of fluid transfer applications. Therefore whilst they are always used to measure the fluid, the ways in which they work are slightly different.
Choosing a flow meter for your application
In terms of a diesel refuelling system, a fuel flow meter counts the amount of fuel transferred in that particular transaction so that the user knows how much they have dispensed into the vehicle.
Flow meters can differ on the fluid they designed for use with. Whether they have a mechanical style tick over display or a digital, battery powered display. Fuel flow meters also differ in terms of how accurately they measure the dispensed fluid. In order for the flow meter to reach its stated accuracy level, the speed at which the fluid is being transferred must be within the flow meter’s flow rate range.
Flow rate is therefore another factor in which fuel counters differ. Flow rate is usually measured in litres per minute, unless it is a heating oil application where the fluid is consumed much slower and is measured in litres per hour. A standard diesel flow meter tends to have a maximum flow rate range of 120 lpm, as this covers the general speed at which vehicle refuelling occurs. However, for higher flow systems such as bulk fuel transfer or the refuelling of large plant equipment, diesel flow meters with flow rates of up to 500 lpm are often required.
Points to Consider before Making a Purchase
It’s important to note that there is no singular mechanical flow meter that can be used for all fluids, gases and other materials. You need to buy the specific meter for the material you’re measuring. There are several points you should consider in order to make the right purchase:
Specifically, what will you be measuring?
If it’s not water, what is the viscosity of the fluid?
What is the minimum and maximum flow rate / process pressure / process temperature?
Our fuel flow meter range is comprised of reliable and accurate metering solutions. These fuel flow meters are available in both mechanical and digital display versions. The options range from high flow capacity fuel flow meters used to measure the dispensing of bulk fuel, to accurately count even the smallest amount of fuel used in a domestic oil application.