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Decades of industry experience in manufacturing, selling, and supporting one of the largest industrial instrumentation lines in the industry generates a wealth of knowledge that we are happy to share with you. We hope you find these educational articles helpful and remember, we are always here for you with free advice for any of your instrumentation questions or concerns.

Flow Switches

Flow Switches

Learn now about Flow Switches: what they are, what they are not, how they relate to flow meters, types, selection criteria, installation considerations, maintenance, applications, and more.

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Stormwater Flow Measurement

Stormwater Flow Measurement

Learn now all about stormwater and how it can be measured using level sensors with wiers or flumes.

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Flow Restrictors & Regulators

Flow Restrictors & Regulators

Learn now all about Flow Restrictors, Flow Regulators, and Balancing Valves: different types and purposes, what they do, what they look like, how they are related to flow meters, application areas, how they work, why they are used, if they increase or decrease pressure, installation, removal, cost, and more.

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Flow Indicators

Flow Indicators

Learn now all about Flow Indicators: what they are, what they are not, their function, how they work, how to view them, how they are different from other flow instrumentation, different types, different media capacities, application areas, installation, pricing, and more.

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Flow Meter Accuracy

Flow Meter Accuracy

Learn now all about Flow Meter Accuracy, Repeatability, and Resolution: what the differences are, why flow meters have accuracy specifications, how they are derived, how they are stated, which flow meter types offer what accuracy capabilities, how to improve accuracy, and more.

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Coriolis Flow Meters

Coriolis Flow Meters

Learn now all about Coriolis Flow Meter Technology: what they are used for, how they work, advantages, disadvantages, application areas, how to choose and size one, versus other technologies, pressure drop, straight pipe requirements, accuracy, installation, troubleshooting, calibration, turndown ratio, cost, and more.

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How to Select a Flow Meter

How to Select a Flow Meter

Learn now all about how to select the right flow meter for your application: where to start and a comprehensive list of all the questions you need to ask to avoid choosing the wrong flow meter and creating problems down the road.

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How to Read a Flow Meter

How to Read a Flow Meter

Learn now all about how to read different flow meter technology types, local versus remote displays, how displays are powered and more.

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Hydraulic Flow Meters

Hydraulic Flow Meters

Learn now all about Fluid Power, Hydraulics, and Pneumatics: what the difference is, the difference between liquids and fluids, key principles, where they are used, how they work, what a hydraulic flow meter is and what they are used for, the types of hydraulic meters, how you read them, how to choose one, pitfalls, and more.

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Magnetic Flow Meters

Magnetic Flow Meters

Learn now all about Magnetic Flow Meters: all the ways they are referred to, how they work, what they can and cannot measure, advantages, accuracy, straight pipe requirements, turndown ratio, limitations, applications, versus other technology types, inline versus insertion installations, extraction devices, sizing, installation, special considerations, and more.

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