Turbine Flow Meter Measures Hydraulics In Heavy Equipment Applications
FT-BD system performs temperature compensation for liquid viscosity changes
TEMPE, Ariz., December 1, 2009 – Flow Technology, Inc. (FTI), a leading manufacturer of precision flow measurement instruments, systems and calibrators, today announced the FT-BD turbine flow meter system. An accurate solution for measuring bi-directional flow in a wide range of liquid applications, this advanced system can also compensate for viscosity changes due to variations in ambient fluid operating temperature, which affect the accuracy of flow measurement data.
In various industrial and test & measurement processes, bi-directional flow presents difficult challenges for flow metering equipment. For example, utility pumping and circulating plants pump dielectric fluid into underground electrical cables in order to dissipate heat generated by high-voltage power lines. This application involves monitoring upstream and downstream flow rates. It also requires a precise method of viscosity compensation as the dielectric temperature changes.