Switching From Flow Indication To Flow Monitoring
Universal Flow Monitors  presents its Universal® Series flow-indicating flow switches for flow rate consistency and less maintenance in processing applications. These flow switches, according to the company, can double as variable-area flowmeters to monitor cooling water, circulating lubrication oil and other clean fluids. Furthermore, Universal® vane and piston meters can be used when local flow indication and mechanical flow switching (with or without an optional 4- to 20-mA transmitter) are desired. The company says these flow switches also provide:
- All class, division and group hazardous location ratings, plus CSA, CE and CENELEC certifications.
- Mechanical flow rate indication to assist in problem diagnosis.
- An immediate response if flow is too low.
- Individual calibration for fluids with the viscosity specified by the customer.
- A transmitter for remote readout, recording or datalogging.
- High-amperage limit alarm switches for troubleshooting and notification of flow failure.
- Your choice of the L Series piston-style meters for flows from 1 GPH to 3 GPM, S Series meters for flows from 3 to 20 GPM or the M series for flows from 20 to 160 GPM.
- The option to pick construction materials appropriate for cooling water or circulating lube oil, in addition to the suitability for monitoring chemicals, brine, deionized water, paint and compressed air.
- Availability of mounting inline or in any orientation.