Low Flow Flowmeters | Coatings Industry


Low Flow Flowmeter Applications

Meeting Challenges of Low Flow Measurement The Coatings Industry

Hoffer Flow Controls turbine flowmeters and electronics play an integral part in many commercial processes, where there is a need to measure a clean liquid or gas. Many unique applications use Hoffer turbine flowmeters to improve how a process works, resulting in improved performance and savings for the company. Unique applications and customization are areas in which Hoffer Flow Controls excels.

Hoffer MF Series Flowmeter

The Hoffer MF Series of Mini-flowmeters were employed to monitor fuel flow in high-velocity spray coating applications. These applications call for the measurement of liquid fuel at a meager flow rate.

The Hoffer Mini-flowmeters precisely monitor the fuel for a leading worldwide coating services supplier and thermal spray powders. Specific amounts of fuel are combined with flammable industrial gases in the combustion chamber of a nozzle, creating a supersonic spraying velocity.

High accuracy of fuel flow measurement is critical in controlling the exact blend of fuel and gases to produce the required velocity of these combustible materials.

This high velocity is used to spray the coatings which actually penetrate the surface. When applied to the surface, the coating exhibits extremely high density and corrosion resistance to wear, thus extending the life of the product.

Referred to as flame sprayers, these guns are designed to apply various powdered materials/abradable coatings to a wide scope of applications in industries such as aircraft, computers, optical, plastics, primary metals, and textiles.

Mini-flowmeter and Intelligent transmitter to provide Linearization

In this particular application, the repeatable flow range is specified at .02 to .15 GPM. In addition to the Mini-flowmeter, an intelligent transmitter is used to provide linearization.

The transmitter also provides features such as a Windows® based configuration program, a 4-20 mA loop-powered analog output, and an FM intrinsically safe approval, which is required for this application.

The MF Series flow meters meet extremely low flow measurement needs in many industrial liquid and gas applications.

Linear flow range capabilities are 0.015 to 3.00 gallons per minute in liquid applications. Maximum flow rates in gas flow applications are 0.05 to 1.00 ACFM.

Once again, meeting the challenges and finding solutions for various industrial low-flow processing applications around the world is what brings customers back to Hoffer Flow Controls, again and again.
Our reputation for producing the highest quality turbine flowmeters globally can be seen through the many quality awards received and product innovations introduced through the years.

Like the coating application above, our Mini-Flowmeters can be found in blending and batching applications and throughout various industries. For example, including Oil & Gas, Steel manufacturing, Cryogenic, Research & Development, Aerospace, and others. See more low flow applications of our Mini-Flowmeters found in steel mills- rolled steel and batching applications.

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

Low Flow Flowmeters 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.

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