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W.A. Kates flow controller for flow measurement

Products to help maintain a constant flow rate

Here at Fluid Controls, we are reputable stockists of flow rate measurement devices. If you are striving to achieve a consistent rate of flow, we can help identify the right flow controller for your application. In this article, we will cover which of our flow control and measurement products can best help you maintain constant flow rates. Before we begin discussing products, let’s briefly cover how to maintain flow rate.

How to maintain flow rate

When determining how best to maintain flow rate, always remember this rule of thumb; in order to maintain flow rate, the velocity of the fluid must be constant.

To achieve this, the potential head must also be constant via a large orifice. Alternatively, this function can be attained by ensuring that the flow rate which enters the orifice is equal to that which leaves it.

At first glance, this may seem like a complicated procedure. However, if you ensure this practice is implemented, flow rate can be maintained consistently. Now that we have established how to maintain flow rate, we can begin discussing the best devices for flow measurement.

Flow measurement devices from Fluid Controls

Whether your business requires flow controllers to compensate for changes in supply and discharge pressures or mass flow controllers for specific fluid types a particular range of flow rates, we can match the desired function with your chosen application.

For the quantification of flow movement, Fluid Controls has a wide array of measurement devices to help achieve the required task. However, if you are looking for a device to help achieve a constant flow rate, we would recommend the automatic flow controller from W.A. Kates.

W.A. Kates flow controller for flow measurement

W.A. Kate’s superior range of automatic flow rate controllers can be applied to a wide variety of liquid applications. The distinct advantage of these flow controllers is their ability to automatically compensate for changes in pressures, whilst maintaining a constant flow setting.

For those looking for additional flow measurement, the W.A. Kates flow controller can also maintain a constant pressure drop. This is achieved by combining an adjustable orifice with an internal regulating valve.

In addition, the internal regulating valve can also downstream pressure fluctuations. As a result, this helps maintain the standard cub feet to within 1-1/2% of flow setting. This another feature which contributes toward maintaining a constant flow rate.

Maintain flow rate with Fluid Controls

With a simple design and few parts, the W.A. Kates flow controller eliminates the many calibration and adjustment checks that are required of a typical flow rate. By choosing a Kates controller, you can be assured of a high quality and high-performance device that will provide many years of consistent flow rates.

If you would like to find out more about our range of flow control and measurement devices, visit Fluid Controls online. For more information about the W.A. Kates flow controllers for flow measurement, contact us today on 0118 970 2060 or via email at fluid@fluidcontrols.co.uk

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