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Pipe Diameter:

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End Fittings:

Process Media Type:

Suspended Solids / Slurries?

Media Temperature:

Velocity Flow Rate Range:

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Operating Temperature:

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Operating Pressure:

Switch Type:

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Electrical Output:

Interface Options:

Measures Density?

Measures Level?

Measures Temperature?

Features:

Meter Technology:

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Pipe Size and Style
   Pipe Diameter       The diameter of the process pipe to be monitored. 
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   Mounting Type       
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   In-line       In-line flow meters are installed directly in the process line. They have a variety of end-fittings including flanges, threads, and compression fittings. Typically, in-line flow meters require a straight run of pipe for installation. 
   Insertion Type       Devices are inserted perpendicular to flow path. They usually require a threaded hole in the process pipe or another means of access. 
   Non-Invasive       Non-invasive flow meters do not require mounting directly in the process flow and can be used in closed piping systems. Ultrasonic flow meters such as Doppler devices may use this type of mounting to read the flow through the pipe. 
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   End Fittings       
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   Clamp       Devices are inserted parallel to the flow path and clamped between two existing process pipes. External clamp-on flow meters are non-invasive. They do not require mounting directly in the process flow and can be used in closed piping systems.  Ultrasonic, or Doppler, flow meters may use this type of mounting to read the flow through the pipe. 
   Compression       Compression fittings tighten down a sleeve or ferrule over a joint to prevent leakage. 
   Flanged       Devices are inserted parallel to the flow path, usually between two pieces of existing, flanged process pipes. Circular or square flanges are used to connect the fitting, typically via bolting or welding. 
   Plain End       Devices have a plain, straight-pipe end that can be inserted into the bell end of the connecting pipe. 
   Socket Weld / Union       The end fitting is designed for welding or soldering and can be a weld neck. 
   Threaded       Devices are inserted parallel to the flow path and threaded into two existing process pipes. National pipe thread (NPT) is the most common thread type.  
   Tube End / Hose Nipple       Tube-end or hose-nipple is a common description for a short piece of pipe, usually with male threaded ends. 
   VCO® / VCR®       VCO® and VCR® connections are proprietary, threaded fittings for vacuum applications that use the Swagelok design. VCO® fittings have an O-ring face seal.  VCR® fittings have a metal gasket face seal. VCO and VCR are registered trademarks of Cajon Company. Swagelok is a registered trademark of Swagelok Co. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary configurations. 
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Media Specifications Typically, the process media type is determined by the meter technology. For additional guidance, refer to information about meter technologies, or consult the manufacturer.
   Process Media Type       
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   Gas       Devices measure the flow of gases. 
   Liquid       Devices measure the flow of liquids. 
   Steam       Devices can accommodate mixed-phase materials such as steam. 
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   Suspended Solids / Slurries       Devices can accommodate liquids with suspended solids (slurries). Typically, the material types are determined by the meter technology chosen. For additional guidance, refer to information about meter technologies or consult the manufacturer. 
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   Media Temperature       Media temperature range is the maximum media temperature that can be monitored. It is usually dependent on construction and liner materials. 
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Operating Performance A meter's performance can be determined by its turndown ratio. Turndown ratio is the effective dynamic or operating range of the flow meter. For example, if a 500 SCCM flow rate device has a turndown ratio of 50:1; it will operate effectively and resolve flow down to 10 SCCM. If the same device has a turndown of 100:1, then it will resolve effectively to 5 SCCM.
   Velocity Flow Rate Range       Velocity flow range is the range of flow in distance/time. This specification applies to velocity flow sensors and meters. 
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   Operating Temperature       The temperature range over which the device must operate. 
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   Operating Pressure       Operating pressure is the maximum head pressure of the process media that devices can withstand. 
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Switch Specifications
   Switch Type       
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   Electro-Mechanical Switch       Devices use mechanical contacts, relays, reed switches, etc. 
   Solid-State Switch       Devices use electronic switches with no moving parts. 
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   Normal State       
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   Normally Open (NO)       The switch is normally open (NO). 
   Normally Closed (NC)       The switch is normally closed (NC). 
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   Poles       
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   Single Pole (SP)       A single pole (SP) switch has a single set of contacts for switching just one electrical line. 
   Double Pole (DP)       A double pole (DP) switch has a double set of contacts for switching two electrical lines simultaneously. 
   More Than 2 Poles       Switches have more than two sets of contacts. 
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   Throws       
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   Single Throw (ST)       Single throw (ST) switches are simple, on/off devices. 
   Double Throw (DT)       With double throw (DT) switches, a common contact is switched between two contacts. 
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Additional Output Options
   Electrical Output       
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   Analog Current       Analog current levels (transmitters) such as 4 – 20 mA are suitable for sending signals over long distances. A current is imposed on the output circuit proportional to the measurement. Feedback is used to provide the appropriate current regardless of line noise and impedance. 
   Analog Voltage       Analog voltage outputs are simple, usually linear functions of the measurement. 
   Frequency       Frequency or modulated frequency outputs include amplitude modulation (AM), frequency modulation (FM), sine waves, and pulse trains. 
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   Interface Options       
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   Serial / Digital       Flow meters can provide signal outputs in serial, parallel, Ethernet, or other digital formats. Devices with a serial/digital interface can provide a process variable for measurement, but do not include communication lines. 
   Network / Fieldbus       Devices output signals that are formatted according to an industrial fieldbus protocol such as CANbus, PROFIBUS®, or SERCOS; a networking protocol such as Ethernet; or another industrial automation protocol. PROFIBUS is a registered trademark of PROFIBUS International. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary interface options. 
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Features
   Measures Density       The sensor or meter also measures density. 
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   Measures Level       The sensor or meter also measures level. 
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   Measures Temperature       The sensor or meter also measures temperature. 
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   Features       
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   Audible or Visual Alarms       Instruments have audible or visual alarms to alert users to dangerous conditions. 
   Averaging / Multi-Insertion       Multi-insertion flow meters determine the flow rate by taking flow rate measurements across several points in the flow path. 
   Controller Functions       Devices have or receive sensor input, provide control, (limits, PID, logic, etc.) and output a control signal. 
   Programmable       Typically, programmable meters include a built-in microprocessor. They can be adjusted electronically for different materials, ranges, outputs, etc. 
   Recorder / Totalizer Functions       Totalizer functions totalize the amount of material, media, or process variable controlled. A recorder function may be a datalogger that logs system or process variables and/or control commands for later viewing or analysis. A chart recorder that can plot (chart) flow history or give total flow for a given unit of time may also be available. 
   Sanitary       Devices are designed for use in sanitary environments, such as in medical or food processing applications. 
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Meter Technology
           
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   Differential Pressure Meter       Differential pressure (DP) meters include orifice plates, venturi tubes, flow nozzles, cone types, pitot tubes, target meters, elbow tap meters, and rotameters. The basic operating principle of differential pressure flowmeters is that the pressure drop across the meter is proportional to the square of the flow rate. The flow rate is obtained by measuring the pressure differential and extracting the square root. Differential pressure meters have primary and secondary elements. The primary element causes a change in kinetic energy, which creates the differential pressure in the pipe. The unit must be properly matched to the pipe size, flow conditions, and the liquid's properties. In addition, the measurement accuracy of the element must be accurate over a reasonable range. The secondary element measures the differential pressure and provides the signal or read-out that is converted to the actual flow value. 
   Positive Displacement       Positive displacement (PD) flow meters are used to take direct measurements of liquid flow. They divide the liquid into specific increments which are moved on. The total flow is an accumulation of the measured increments, which can be counted by mechanical or electronic techniques. Positive displacement flow meters are often used for high-viscosity fluids. 
   Velocity Meter       Velocity-type meters operate linearly with respect to the volume flow rate. Because there is no square-root relationship (as with differential pressure devices), their range ability is greater. Examples of velocity meters include turbine meters, electromagnetic meters, vortex meters, and ultrasonic meters. 
   True Mass Flow Meter       True mass flow meters directly measure the mass rate of flow. They include thermal meters and Coriolis meters. Thermal meters use a heated sensing element isolated from the medium flow path. The flow stream conducts heat from the sensing element. The conducted heat is directly proportional to the mass flow rate. Typically, thermal meters are used for gas flow rates. With Coriolis meters, fluid is passed through a small, vibrating flow tube. The resulting deflection of the flow tube is proportional to the mass flow rate of material. 
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