There are many industries that use water as a natural resource. Since it plays a key role in manufacturing food products, chemicals, petroleum products, and pharmaceuticals, it is crucial that they measure the flow of water in their pipes. In order to ensure that the required amount of water is available, water flow measurement is an essential action. The use of flow measurement devices is necessary for industrial applications that need to store water and treat wastewater. This type of device detects water leaks and helps control the excessive use of water. With the help of a digital water flow meter, one can ensure proper water use. These devices measure the flow rate of water. They can be used to measure water, fuel, gas, liquids, and air, among other things, in the pipe system.
How Electronic or Digital Flow Meter Works?
As the name implies, flow meters measure the volume or mass of water or gases. The digital flow sensors are also known as flow rate indicators, flow sensors, or flow controllers. They do not have moving parts, so they are easy to use. Water volumetric flow is measured using these devices. These devices are constructed using electronics techniques and technology to work seamlessly and produce accurate results. Results of the flow calculation are displayed on digital display screens. For measuring liquid flow rates, these devices are easy, quick, and safe to use, unlike mechanical meters.
Popular Types of Electronic Flow Meters
1.Vortex shedding measurement
The digital flow meters for water are another popular device used in various industries. In areas where moving parts cause problems in flow measurement, this meter is best suited. It is available in industry-specific grades and made from sturdy materials to work long-term. Due to its lack of moving parts, it is preferred by many industries. For flow measurement, the vortex meter relies on the vortex shedding principle. Flow passes through the bluff body, generating vortices. The frequency of vortices generated is proportional to flow velocity, which is the flow rate of water flowing through the pipes.
2.Electromagnetic Flow Measurement
The best digital flow measurement sensor that has both an electronic transmitter and a sensor is this one. By using a magnetic field to capture data, it accommodates the need for flow measurements. When water or liquid passes through the pipe of the sensor, a voltage signal is generated. The frequency at which the voltage signal is generated depends on the speed at which the flow passes through the pipe. Using the volumetric measurement method, it determines the flow rate by sending voltage signals through electrodes mounted on the walls of the flow tube. This allows the technicians to calculate water flow rate.
3.Turbine Flow Measurement
Water flow rate can also be measured with the digital turbine flow meter. It is equipped with an electronic transmitter that displays the results and provides accurate measurements. Free-rotating rotators are incorporated into the device, enabling it to rotate in tandem with water flow. Using this simple mechanism for measuring water flow, the rotators move based on the speed of the water flowing through the fluid-flowing pipe of the meter.
As a result, it is also an ideal electronic water flow measurement device that can be used by many industries. With this meter, sound waves are used to measure the rate at which water flows. In order to determine the velocity of the flow inside the pipes, the meter uses sound waves. By calculating the time taken for ultrasound waves to travel from one corner to another, the ultrasonic fluid indicator calculates the volumetric flow of water and produces output.