Design Engineering for Flowmeters at Key InstrumentsKey Instruments, a preferred flow meter manufacturer, custom designs flow meters to accurately measure the flow of liquids and gases for diverse applications. The varied properties of different fluids as well as the overall installation needs make it necessary to select a specific type of flowmeter for high-quality, high-performance results. Key Instruments invests in a fully integrated design engineering process as one of many comprehensive manufacturing services.
Key Instruments collaborates with customers in a wide range of industries to incorporate precision-engineered flow technology into their subsystems or assemblies. For customers that need a specialized flow meter, we custom design and manufacture to exact specifications whether it is a simple flow meter or complex pneumatic assembly.
Choosing a FlowmeterAt Key Instruments, the design engineering process begins with your application and system requirements. Our expert engineers evaluate both the properties of the liquid or gas and the needs of the overall installation. As well, we establish performance and cost criteria to determine ideal flowmeter design.
Certain application conditions must be considered in establishing the innovative flowmeter solution you need. With this information, Key Instruments determines what type of material is best suited to your application requirements: acrylic, glass, or polycarbonate.
Designing a Flowmeter in K.I.’s Product Design Engineering
In order to determine the design, we also consider
whether your flowmeter application requires:
These conditions may include:
- fluid type (liquid, gas, etc.)
- measurement type (volumetric or mass)
- pipe size (in process applications)
- minimum and maximum process temperature and pressure
- fluid condition (clean or dirty)
- fluid density
- flow profile considerations
- fluid viscosity
- unit of measure
- chemical compatibility with flowmeter-wetted parts, and more
In addition to liquid and gas properties and overall installation needs, performance and cost criteria are two other areas of importance in the design engineering process at Key Instruments. We work with customers to develop a list of performance criteria including, but not limited to accuracy, reliability, range, and repeatability. Cost criteria can range from purchase price, installation cost, cost of ownership, and maintenance cost. At Key Instruments, we keep prices well within budget by offering design engineering, manufacturing, and flow calibrations.
To continually meet our customers' needs, Key Instruments regularly applies its expertise to custom specialty products. We are experienced in working directly with your team to provide everything from custom designed flow meters, rapid prototyping, and precise manufacturing. Additionally, we offer careful assembly and rigorous testing of your sub-systems or products.
Innovative Flow Measurement Solutions
Key Instruments, a global preferred flow meters manufacturer, works directly with customers in medical, laboratory, industrial, chemical, and commercial fields to assess their flow measurement needs and determine optimized flow measurement solutions. We offer a complete line of precision-engineered flow meters, valves, and alarms that are available in standard or custom sizes and scales. To ensure that you receive accurate, dependable, and consistent flow measurement readings, rely on the innovative solutions from Key Instruments. Contact Key Instruments today and find out how we can help your flow system run effectively and successfully.