Flow meters are designed to measure the amount of liquid and gas that flow through them. This means that to ensure they’re functioning properly and performing at optimal levels they need to be calibrated on a regular basis. Doing so ensures accuracy, which is especially important for industries like aerospace, agriculture, and the energy sector, all of whom rely on flow meters.
If you need to perform flow meter calibration, be sure to follow these helpful tips from the experts at FloRight Pump & Controls.
- Employ a Recognized Standard
When calibrating your flow meter, it’s important to be certain that you’re employing a recognized standard that can be easily traced. Doing so will equip you with a clear chain of calibration documentation you can easily compare to current industry standards, ensuring no data is lost during the process. It also provides added oversight when comparing your results, ensuring that your calibration measurements are precise.
- Choose an Accurate Standard
When performing flow meter calibration, it’s essential to select a standard that can get the job done and is accurate enough to do it properly. Although the right standard can vary depending on your calibration parameters, a good rule of thumb is to make your standard at least four times more accurate than the flow meter/unit under test (UUT) you’re checking.
- Perform Simultaneous Measurements
All the equipment/media that you intend to measure with the calibration standard you’ve chosen also needs to be measured by your flow meter simultaneously to ensure accuracy. This step makes certain there are no temperate variations or leaks that could affect your measurements.
- Employ a Steady UUT Flow
Another necessary task when performing flow meter calibration is to ensure that the UUT and calibration standard you employ is in a steady state. This is because when you calibrate them, they’ll both be compared in real-time, so keeping a steady flow-rate will prevent miscalculations.
- Calibrate Under Real-Life Parameters
When you perform flow meter calibration, it’s important to do so in a manner that is as close to the equipment’s real-life functions as possible. Factors as heat, density, and viscosity of the media being measured that reflect typical conditions will ensure precision.
Let our team help you standardize calibration processes!
If you want to make certain that all your flow meter processes are being performed accurately, let FloRight Pump & Controls perform your calibration and inspection. To learn more about our flow meter verification and pump repair services, contact us online or call 520-585-4595.