Flow sensors / flow meters - System description

  • For liquids and gases
  • Special versions for the food industry and hazardous areas
  • Optional fittings for variable process connection
  • Flow monitoring also for aggressive media

Flow sensors
In almost all fields of process and plant engineering liquids or gases are used. For coolant and lubricant supply of plant and machinery, ventilation of installations and buildings and the processing of products. In case of no flow of these media considerable damage and downtime may result. Therefore it is important to monitor these media. In modern installations electronic flow monitors are used for this purpose. They work without wear and tear and without mechanical components. This guarantees reliable monitoring even in case of difficult media over a long period.

Operating principle
Electronic flow sensors from ifm electronic operate with different measurement technologies. They meet all requirements from a simple monitoring function to the exact detection of flow volumes.

Harmonised operating menus ensure that operators who use different flow sensors can quickly and precisely carry out settings on the sensors. Some flow sensors feature an integrated temperature monitoring which makes an additional measuring point unnecessary. This enables to control processes in the optimum operating status especially with regard to energy savings.

Analogue, binary and pulse outputs offer various possibilities to process the measured data. Due to the flexible programming by means of pushbuttons the flow sensors can be adapted to different conditions. The sensors are mounted via adapters.

Calculation program for flow sensors
The calculation program is a tool to calculate flow rate, flow volume or inside pipe diameter.

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