Cheap flow meters-Low Cost measurement solutions

Cheap flow meters means to choose the lowest cost flow meter while satisfying your measurement needs. How to choose the lowest cost flow meter?

Cheap flow meters are not equal to any flow meter. Different flowmeters are required to measure air velocity, water, and other liquids. For example, if you need to measure water flow rate, electromagnetic flow meters and ultrasonic flow meters are more suitable. On top of this, let’s choose a low-cost configuration.

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Cheap flow meter for water

The measurement of water flow is the most widely used method in industrial production. Raw water, domestic sewage, industrial wastewater, etc. all need to be monitored. So how to choose a low-cost water flow meter?

Here, Sino-Inst proposes the following suggestions for you based on experience:

  1. If it is measuring drinking water, beverages, etc. Sanitary electromagnetic flowmeters can be used. Meet the requirements of drinking and hygiene.
  2. If it is industrial wastewater or corrosive liquid, you can choose electromagnetic flowmeter. Choose the lining made of tetrafluoroethylene and the electrode of 316L, which can resist corrosion.
  3. If it is residential water, you can use an ultrasonic water meter. Simple to use. low cost.
  4. For water flow measurement with super large pipe diameters, plug-in electromagnetic flowmeters or externally clamped ultrasonic flowmeters can be used. Can reduce costs.
  5. If it is a short-term measurement requirement, or for convenience, you can choose an external ultrasonic flowmeter. The host can be handheld or wall-mounted, and the cost is extremely low. And can be applied to different pipe diameter measurement.

Of course, the above is only Sino-Inst’s suggestion. In order to choose the right water flow meter, you can contact our sales engineer. According to your measurement medium, pressure, pipe diameter, use function, accuracy and all requirements, choose the best cost flowmeter.

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Mechanical water flow meters refer to a type of flow meter suitable for clean water processes or applications. The working principle of a mechanical water flow meter is to measure the speed of water flowing through a pipe. This causes the piston or turbine to rotate. The volume flow of water is proportional to the rotation speed of the blades. Compared with electronic water flow meters, mechanical water flow meters may become clogged when the water is dirty or contains large particles. When the water flow is low, the mechanical water meter does not work well.

Read more about Mechanical Water Flow Meters VS Mechanical Water Meters.

Ultrasonic flow meters, especially clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters, have a very high cost performance.
Especially compared to large diameter pipes. For example: measuring water in large diameter pipes. Either an electromagnetic flowmeter or a turbine flowmeter can be used. But their costs are not low.
At this time, the cost of the clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter will be much lower.

There are 4 types of gas flow meters commonly used in industrial production and trade calculations. They are vortex flowmeter, precession vortex flowmeter, rotameter, differential pressure flowmeter, etc.

The cost of these gas flow meters is different. It is necessary to select the appropriate model according to the actual measurement parameters and confirm the cost.

Flow meters are classified into liquid flow meters and gas flow meters according to the medium. Then the common liquid flow meters mainly include: vortex flowmeter, turbine flowmeter, electromagnetic flowmeter, ultrasonic flowmeter, differential pressure flowmeter, open channel flowmeter, Coriolis mass flowmeter, etc.

Read more Liquid Flow Meters Selection Guide.

Digital Fuel Flow Meter is a flow meter dedicated to measuring fuel, diesel, gasoline, and petroleum. Digital Fuel Flow Meter generally has a digital display or signal output. Such as pulse or 4-20mA. Such as turbine flow meters, gear flow meters. It can be used to measure the pipeline flow of oil medium storage, transportation, trade, etc. Different pipelines and working conditions require flow meters with different principles or functions. Next, we will analyze in detail.

Read more How to Choose the Right Digital Fuel Flow Meter?

Industrial water flow meter

Water flow meters are flow meters that can diaplay the flow rate of industrial water pipe.

A water flow meter measures the amount of water flowing through a pipe. We have several kinds to choose from, depending on the application, maintenance needs, and budget.

There are four common water flow meter types:

Turbine (also called mechanical), Vortex, Ultrasonic, and Magnetic. We will tell you everything you need to know about them and help you choose one for your application.

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Low Flow Meters refer to those flow meters that can be used to measure micro-flow-low-flow rate media. Including metal rotor type, gear type, electromagnetic type microflow meter, microturbine type, and thermal type small mass flow meter. It can measure the Low flow rate of a variety of liquids and gases. For example, it needs small volume, high-temperature resistance, low-temperature resistance, or medium viscosity. etc. We all have suitable product recommendations.

Read more Low flow meters for Liquids.

For different working principle, We offer different types of flow meters, like:

  • Differential Pressure Flow Meters
  • Orifice Plate
  • Venturi Tube
  • Flow Nozzles
  • The Sonic Nozzle – Critical (Choked) Flow Nozzle
  • Calorimetric Flowmeter
  • Ultrasonic Doppler Flowmeter
  • Positive Displacement Flowmeter
  • Variable Area Flowmeter or Rotameter
  • Velocity Flowmeters
  • Pitot Tubes
  • Electromagnetic Flowmeter
  • Turbine Flowmeter
  • Vortex Flow Meter
  • Thermal Flowmeter
  • Coriolis Flowmeter
  • Mass Flowmeters
  • Open Channel Flowmeters

Generally speaking, the accuracy of Coriolis mass flow meters is relatively high.
High precision: standard configuration ±0.2%, ±0.1%, ±0.05% optional.
However, general industrial liquid flow measurement does not require such high accuracy. An accuracy of 0.5% or 1% is sufficient. You can choose the appropriate flowmeter according to the measurement requirements.
Extended reading: Micro flow meters for low flow liquids

Generally, it needs to be measured according to the measured medium, use environment, installation method and other aspects. If it is ordinary non-corrosive water, it is USD300-500. The specific decision is based on different site conditions.
The price of electromagnetic flowmeters is determined according to the measured medium. Different mediums, ranges, installation methods, and prices will vary greatly.

Sino-Inst offers over 30 Cheap flow meters-Low Cost products. About 50% of these are differential pressure flow meters. 40% are water meters (like the Insertion Turbine Flow Meter), and 40% are water treatment (like the Annubar flow meter ).

A wide variety of Cheap flow meters-Low Cost options are available to you, such as free samples, paid samples.

Sino-Inst is a globally recognized supplier and manufacturer of Cheap flow meters-Low Cost, located in China.

The top supplying country is China (Mainland), which supply 100% of the Cheap flow meters-Low Cost respectively.

Sino-Inst sells through a mature distribution network that reaches all 50 states and 30 countries worldwide. Cheap flow meters-Low Cost products are most popular in Domestic Market, Southeast Asia, and Mid East.

You can ensure product safety by selecting from certified suppliers, with ISO9001, ISO14001 certification.

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