Titan Enterprises has developed a guide to specifying liquid flow meters that will be particularly useful for OEM designers. It is available from Titan as a free PDF.
Experience from many years of design and supply of meters to meet OEM specifications provides an insight into the application of flowmeter styles, and enables identification of those that are suitable for OEM use. Much of this expertise is outlined in a free summary paper, entitled How to specify liquid flowmeters – particularly for OEM projects. In this free paper Trevor Forster, MD of Titan Enterprises, surveys all the different styles of flowmeter, and discusses the ease of application, limitations and other constraints. He also points out where the design can be made configurable to ease the assembly process, and avoid unnecessary components.
Titan Enterprises supplies many different styles of liquid flow meter to machine builders and OEMs. Titan has specialised in developing flow meters having bodies typically moulded in engineering plastics, with custom engineered process and electronic connections suited to the surrounding machinery. This has allowed custom flow meters to be built using standard components to achieve low costs, whether for water, beer, paint, solvents, oils or chemicals. Stainless steel or other metallic housings are also used for higher pressure applications.
Machine builders and OEM applications tend to measure flow in ranges from 0.01L/min up to 500L/min, in 1/4in to 2in lines; this is the area where the Titan ranges of flow sensors are focused. But the selection guide also discusses metering of liquid flows in larger line sizes, and provides a simple tabulation, taking 13 application examples and charting these against 14 different types of flowmeter, highlighting the good, the bad, and the questionable techniques for each application. In the table below, the 'suitable/good', 'unsuitable/poor' and 'possible/questionable' are indicated by green, red and yellow, respectively.