Flow meters have good accuracy, but they need regular maintenance. They can be easily removed for cleaning and replacement. Some models also generate alarms to indicate that a flow rate is too high or too low. Other models have programmable rates, so they can be programmed for a high rate and a low rate. They are able to send signals to external equipment to provide flow rate measurements. They are also budget-friendly and can be purchased in various sizes.
A paddlewheel flow meter's signal can be processed to determine the flow rate of a liquid, which is then displayed on a display. These devices are also able to send 4-20mA pulse signals to external equipment. This process is known as digital averaging, which minimizes flow rate variations.
Paddle wheel flow meters can be installed in a variety of pipe fittings, including compression fittings, compression clamps, socket weld fittings, and tube ends. They are able to measure flow in either direction and offer good accuracy. Some models also have an alarm output signal, which can be used to eliminate flickering or to warn of critical flow rates.
Paddle wheel flow meters are available for use with a wide range of liquids and chemicals, including water, oil, and gas. They are also designed to measure temperature, pH/ORP, and conductivity. They are also suitable for use in lines with moderate particulate loads.