Guide for Digital Fuel Flow Meter

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.

Digital Fuel Flow Meters

The digital diesel fuel flow meter comes with a large LCD display which is convenient for clear reading.
Another display method of Diesel fuel flow meter is the dual display of pointer and word wheel instantaneous cumulative count. Now it also supports electronic digital display, which makes the instantaneous and cumulative flow more intuitive. In the case of electronic digital display flowmeter mode, it can also realize the on-site online data remote transmission function to support different signal output modes. The pointer plus the word wheel display and the electronic digital display can be applied to more on-site working conditions and are widely used and recognized.

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As a commonly used energy source in industrial production, diesel oil needs to be metered in many occasions. For pipeline transportation of oil tankers or diesel storage tanks, it is more suitable to select a flow meter with higher measurement accuracy to measure. Because not only to facilitate trade settlement. And it needs to be accurate. The measurement is accurate. Can be used for a long time.

The intelligent liquid turbine flowmeter is a new type of intelligent instrument that integrates the turbine flow sensor and display integration, which is developed by using advanced ultra-low power single-chip microcomputer technology. It has a compact structure, intuitive and clear reading, and high reliability. Not subject to external power supply. Obvious advantages such as lightning resistance and low cost.

Turbine Digital Flow Meter is widely used to measure the corrosion of stainless steel 1Cr18Ni9Ti, 2Cr13, corundum Al2O3, and cemented carbide in closed pipelines, and there is no fiber, particles and other impurities. Liquids with kinematic viscosity less than 5×10-6m2/s at working temperature, and liquids with kinematic viscosity greater than 5×10-6m2/s. The flowmeter can be used after real liquid calibration. If matched with a display instrument with special functions. It can also carry out quantitative control, over-quantity alarm, and so on. It is an ideal instrument for flow measurement and energy saving.

Most widely used types are mechanical and digital inline fuel meters. Differential flow sensors are available. Like: the turbine, positive displacement (oval gear), Coriolis, and differential pressure flow meters.

Sino-Inst offers a variety of fuel flow meters for most fuels. Including diesel, bio-diesel, kerosene, gasoline, oil, heating oil, grease, and certain chemicals. Sino-Instrument offers diesel fuel flow measurement solutions and free technical support. If you have any questions about diesel fuel flow measurement, please contact us.

Marine fuels mainly include light diesel, heavy diesel, fuel oil, and residual fuel oil.

To put it simply, if the tested marine fuel is a low-viscosity, clean fuel. Then you can choose a turbine flowmeter. The price is reasonable and the measurement is stable.

If the marine fuel being tested is heavy oil, high-viscosity fuel. Then it is recommended to choose an oval gear flowmeter.

If the measured marine fuel is a small flow rate. Then it is recommended to use a circular gear flowmeter for measurement.

If the tested marine fuel has impurities. It is recommended to install a filter before the flowmeter.

If you still do not know how to choose the right marine fuel flow meter. You can contact our sales engineer. We will provide you with a suitable marine fuel flow measurement program.

Read more about Large-diameter Oval Gear-Marine Fuel Flow Meter

Volumetric Flow Meter, as a mechanical flow meter, is also called Positive displacement flowmeter. It can measure the volume flow of high viscosity and corrosive fluids.

Volumetric Flow Meter is a mechanical instrument used to measure the volume flow of fluids. A volumetric flow meter is an instrument which can measure either directly or indirectly the volume of a substance which is passing through a specific location in a set period of time. The main advantage of these types of flow meters is that they can handle high viscosity and corrosiveness fluid.

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Electronic flow meters are industrial digital flow meters for fluid flow rate measurement. In more cases, people will default that Electronic flow meters are electromagnetic flowmeters.

Electronic flow meters types like Magnetic, Vortex, and Ultrasonic flow meters. Electronic flow meters are suitable for Industrial liquid, water, natural gas, petrol, fuel, air, and more fluid flow. Electronic flowmeters convert the monitored fluid flow into electronic signals. Including pulse signal, 4-20mA standard signal, etc.

Sino-Inst offers a variety of  Electronic flow meters for flow measurement. If you have any questions, please contact our sales engineers.

There is also a compact electronic turbine flowmeter.
It is widely used for small-caliber measurements of gasoline, diesel, water, methanol, alcohol, etc.

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GPI is a registered trademark of Great Plains Industries, Inc. of the United States. It has been producing turbine and oval gear flow meters for more than 30 years.

The headquarters of American GPI is located in Wichita, Kansas, USA. It is a global professional manufacturer of fluid transportation and measurement. Relying on its strong product development capabilities and complete turbine and elliptical gear flowmeter production lines and product testing lines. After more than 30 years of development, it has won the support and trust of more and more customers around the world.

In China, GPI products have been widely used in the chemical, oil, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, water treatment, and automotive equipment manufacturing industries.

GPI mainly produces two categories of products:
▲ GPI turbine flowmeter, oval gear flowmeter;
▲ GPI fluid delivery and storage system, including manual pumps, electric pumps, etc.

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Featured Digital Fuel Flow Meters

How to Choose the Right Digital Fuel Flow Meter?

There are many types of flow meters on the market, and the prices are different. There are so many brands at home and abroad, it is easy to get confused. So how should we choose the right flow meter?

To put it simply, we should start from the actual measurement conditions when choosing a flow meter. Combine installation requirements, monitoring requirements, and budget costs. In order to choose the most suitable Digital Fuel Flow Meter for you.

  1. Look at the condition of the fluid. Including fluid viscosity, corrosivity, etc. For example, for high-viscosity oils, gear flow meters are recommended. For low viscosity, turbine flowmeters can be used.
  2. Flow rate range. Minimum flow, maximum flow. Common flow.
  3. Pipeline diameter. The inner diameter, outer diameter, wall thickness, etc. of the pipe. Determine the caliber of the flowmeter according to the flow rate and the size of the industrial pipe. Generally, the flow meter that is consistent with the pipeline is selected. If the flow range does not meet, then operations such as necking can be considered.
  4. The temperature of the medium. For example, in the case of ultra-high temperature, the material and structure of the flow meter need to be changed.
  5. Pipeline pressure. Select the pressure level of the flanges connected on both sides according to the pressure level of the process pipeline. According to the different materials of the flowmeter in contact with the liquid, the pressure resistance is different, and the pressure resistance range of stainless steel and copper is larger. If the flow rate is relatively low, pressure loss needs to be considered. In this case, turbines and positive displacement flow meters are not suitable.
  6. Signal output. If signal output is not required, rotameter and mechanical water meter are generally sufficient. The output signal has analog quantity (4-20ma, 0-10 v) and pulse output, these flowmeters can have digital display.
  7. Accuracy requirements.
  8. Installation conditions. Some flow meters have strict requirements for straight pipe sections. Need to be considered in advance.
  9. Budget cost.
  10. Maintenance.

If you sort the above parameters, you don’t know which flowmeter you should choose. Then, you can contact Sino-Inst sales engineer. We will select the appropriate digital fuel flow meter according to your requirements.

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Different digital flow sensors include turbine, thermal mass, electromagnetic, ultrasonic, orifice plate, venturi. The different designs of the flowmeters have a variety of applications. With 4-20ma, RS485, or other output.

Then they all work differently. However, they can convert the flow signal into a digital display, or pulse, or 4-20mA signal.

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What is a fuel flow meter? The fuel flow meter is an instrument that can monitor fuel flow. Industrial Fuel is an important energy source. For example, diesel, marine fuel, gasoline, etc.

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A diesel Flowmeter is a kind of positive displacement Meter to measure the liquid flow or instantaneous flow of the Pipe tube. lt is a kind of accumulated meter. With Characteristics of high accuracy, small change by the fluid Viscosity, it is widely used to measure oil kind liquid, forbidden to measure corrosive.

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Currently, the digital flow meters provided by Sino-Inst support flange installation, threaded installation, plug-in installation or external clamp installation. Different flow meters have different installation requirements.

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Sino-Inst, Manufacuturer for Digital Fuel Flow Meters. For example: crude oil flowmeter, diesel flowmeter, gasoline flowmeter.

Sino-Inst’s Digital Fuel Flow Meters, made in China, Having good Quality, With better price. Our flow measurement instruments are widely used in China, India, Pakistan, US, and other countries.

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Wu Peng, born in 1980, is a highly respected and accomplished male engineer with extensive experience in the field of automation. With over 20 years of industry experience, Wu has made significant contributions to both academia and engineering projects. Throughout his career, Wu Peng has participated in numerous national and international engineering projects. Some of his most notable projects include the development of an intelligent control system for oil refineries, the design of a cutting-edge distributed control system for petrochemical plants, and the optimization of control algorithms for natural gas pipelines.