Flowmeter Application for Oil, Fuel, Petroleum & Liquid Propane GasThe Elster AMCO oil meter series (Models Elster4 through Elster50) have low flow rates on a per line size basis, perfect for use on oil fired burners, generators, and the like. These meters require 80 mesh filtration for the Elster4 and Elster8, and 60 mesh filtration for the larger meters. These are best suited for clean, low flow, light to heavy oil applications not exceeding 266 degF. Available size range from 1/8” through 2” and have flow ranges from 0.25 to 8000 GPH.
The Badger – Hedland Flowmeters, is a manufacturer of quality flow measurement solutions for over 33 years. Since the introduction of the Hedland Variable Area Flowmeter for hydraulic oil, our product line has grown to over 15,000 flowmeter models including, turbines, switches and transmitters. A cost effective flow rate measurement device for oil and phosphate esters.
Hedland's family of products also includes the Flo-tech line of portable testers and turbines for hydraulic fluids. Flo-tech products are specially designed for field service, production testing, industrial processing and many other applications requiring dependable accurate measurements at a reasonable cost.
The Total Control Systems (TCS) meters for oil, chemical, and general service is one of our standard offerings for bulk unloading and custody transfer service. In general we offer these meters for any oil being pumped at a high rate or where a resettable or batching type meter is required. The 682 Series and 700 Series is available in aluminum, stainless steel, or cast iron. Both models have non-resettable and resettable registers available with various pulser and transmitter options. The TCS meter is now available digital display when using the TCS 3000 Electronic Register.
A mechanical batching system consists of a flowmeter with a large, mechanical register mounted on top with a control valve bolted to the discharge side of the meter. A linkage arm between the register and the valve controls the valve operation. The operating steps are (1) reset the register to zero, (2) set the desired batch volume, and (3) pull the handle opening the valve to start the flow. The register will close the valve automatically when the preset volume has passed.
This type of meter is available in a single or two-stage shut off. We have two manufacturers (TCS and Niagara) that offer this type of batching system.
- Simple, one piece installation
- Change gears are available for field calibration
- Best option for explosion proof applications if meter design is suitable
- Limited to larger flowmeters capable of producing enough torque to drive the register