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What are the differences between a liquid and gas flow meter?

A liquid flow meter measures the flow rate of liquids, while a gas flow meter measures the flow rate of gases. The main difference between the two is the way they measure flow. Liquid flow meters typically use technologies such as positive displacement, turbine, or ultrasonic to measure the flow of liquid, while gas flow meters that use technologies such as differential pressure, thermal, or vortex to measure the flow of gas. Visit this link for more information.

Additionally, liquid flow meters are typically designed to operate at lower speeds. They are less sensitive to changes in viscosity and density, while gas flow meters are designed to operate at higher speeds and are more sensitive to changes in pressure and temperature.

The differences between a liquid and gas flow meter is discussed below: 

Liquid Flow MeterGas Flow Meter
Measures the flow rate of liquidsMeasures the flow rate of gases
Typically measures volumetric flowTypically measures mass flow
Uses different types of technologies, such as positive displacement, turbine, and magnetic metersUses different types of technologies, such as differential pressure, thermal, and Coriolis meters
Can measure liquids of varying viscositiesCan measure gases of varying densities
May require pressure and temperature compensationOften requires pressure and temperature compensation
Suitable for low-velocity flowsSuitable for high-velocity flows

These is just a few of the main differences between liquid flow meters and gas flow meters. The type of meter used will depend on the application and the specific requirements of the measurement. If you are looking for the best flow meters to buy in the United States, SmartMeasurement™ (SMC) is the perfect place to buy from. See More Here What are the best types of gas flow meters to use?

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