Fuel flow meters | H-53 U.S. Navy Helicopter Fleet Upgrade
Fuel flow meters, Custom flow rate indicators U.S. Military
Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc. recently received a new contract to supply 575 fuel flow meters as a part of the U.S. Navy’s H-53 heavy-lift helicopter fleet upgrade. The most powerful helicopter in the U.S. Military, H-53 helicopters perform many tasks within the U.S. Military, including heavy lifting, transport of supplies, combat search, rescue missions, and minesweeping to clear vital shipping lanes. The current H-53 helicopter fleet is slated to remain in service until the mid-to-late 2020s.
Hoffer fuel measuring flow meters will be paired with Howell Instruments’ fuel flow indicators to comprise an upgraded fuel flow indicating system for the helicopters. Howell Instruments developed a custom indicator that requires no rewiring and provides a fit, form, and function replacement to monitor the fuel flow. Hoffer’s 1/2”x3/8” custom liquid flow meters with temperature compensation have special magnetic pickup coils with the Howell indicators. Made with custom-designed housings that will fit within the footprint of the existing space, the female MS ¾” end fittings mate with the existing aircraft interface connectors and fuel lines.
Stainless steel fuel flow meters
The Hoffer 316 stainless steel flow meters provide repeatability of +/-0.1% of reading and temperature compensation. Installation of the fuel flow measuring systems is expected to begin in February of 2016. Hoffer Flow Controls has a long history of providing high-quality, highly accurate turbine flow meter systems to the Navy and other areas of the U.S. defense and aerospace industries.
About Hoffer Flow Controls
Hoffer Flow Controls has been designing and manufacturing quality liquid turbine flowmeters and related process instrumentation for more than fifty years. Our initial experience was in the field of cryogenic flow measurement. Today our reputation in this field is synonymous with quality. Today Hoffer Flow Controls manufactures high-precision turbine flowmeters to measure clean liquids and gases throughout the processing industries. Please be sure to follow Hoffer Flow Control on Linked In
Fuel flow meters from Hoffer Flow Controls
Hoffer Turbine Flowmeters are available in a broad range of standard and special materials. The wide range of construction options allows for selecting the optimum combination of useful range, corrosion resistance, and operating life for a particular application. A low mass rotor design allows for a rapid dynamic response which permits the turbine flowmeter to be used in pulsating flow applications.