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.
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. Kateís 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.
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.