Flow Sensors & Indicators

Flow sensors and flow indicators are flowmeter devices used to measure the amount of liquid, gas or vapour that passes through them. They can also be known as flow gauges or liquid meters. Flow sensors are available as time measuring units, that measure flow rates over a set time period, or they can be totalising flow meters that continually measure the medium passed through.


Flow sensors consist of a primary medium connection device, transducer and transmitter. The transducer senses the fluid that passes through the primary device. The transmitter produces an output signal from the raw transducer signal.


Types of Flow Sensors and Indicators


Paddlewheel Flow Sensors or Turbine: One of the most common types of flow sensor. The sensors are connected to a pipe with liquid passing through and turning a paddle wheel, the primary device calculates the speed as the paddle is turned. This simple structure is compact and can perform large-capacity measurement. Disadvantages are clogging and maintenance is required to cope with the axial wear otherwise the paddle needs replacing.


Rotaflow or Variable Area Flow Sensors: Rotaflow meters are a tapered tube and a float. It is most widely used for gases and liquids flow measurement because of its low cost, simplicity, low pressure drop and linear output.


Magnetic-Inductive Sensors: This type of sensor detects three process categories, volumetric flow quantity, consumed quantity and medium temperature.


Applications for Flow Sensors


Each type of flow sensor has its own specific applications and installation constraints. There is no one size fits all flowmeter. The way to select the right flowmeter is to think about the application as a guide, not the technology. Many of the technologies work well on many applications. Starting with the application, will help to select the technology based on accuracy, cost, durability and reliability, rather than trying to make the technology fit the application you have. Can include the following applications:


  • Water treatment

  • Cooling systems

  • Industrial Washing Systems

  • Irrigation

Things to consider:


  • What is the fluid being measured, if not water what is its viscosity?

  • Rate measurement or totalisation?

  • Display or signal output?

  • What is the minimum and maximum flowrate, process pressure and process temperature?

  • Size of the pipe

...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 1 - 20 of 244 products
Results per page
Description Price Media Monitored Device Type Minimum Flow Rate Maximum Flow Rate Supply Voltage Pipe Diameter Range Connection Type Maximum Pressure Material Minimum Media Temperature Maximum Media Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Current Rating
RS stock no. 257-149
BrandRS PRO
R 610.68
Each
units
Liquid Radial Flow Turbine 0.25 L/min 6.5 L/min 4.5 → 16 V dc 15 mm - 20bar Acetal Copolymer - - -40°C +70°C 10 mA
RS stock no. 257-133
BrandRS PRO
R 611.06
Each
units
Liquid Radial Flow Turbine 1.5 L/min 30 L/min 4.5 → 16 V dc 15 mm - 20bar Acetal Copolymer - - -40°C +70°C 10 mA
RS stock no. 511-4772
BrandRS PRO
R 671.20
Each
units
Liquid Flow Meter 0.6 L/min 10 L/min 4.5 → 24 V dc 3/8 in 3/8 Push On 10bar PVDF - - 0°C +125°C 10 mA
RS stock no. 186-0055
Mfr. Part No.EF.7731112291
BrandParker UCC
R 8,877.28
Each
units
Liquid Variable Area 4 L/min 50 L/min 240 V ac 1 in 1 BSP Female 10bar PET - - +5°C +60°C -
RS stock no. 446-8286
Mfr. Part No.173936-C
R 1,063.85
Each
units
Liquid Turbine 0.5 L/min 5 L/min 5 → 24 V dc 3/8 in 3/8 BSP 200psi Nylon 12 - - -20°C +100°C -
RS stock no. 616-2693
Mfr. Part No.212460E
R 998.20
Each
units
Liquid Turbine 0.026 gal/min 0.65 gal/min 5 → 24 V dc 1/4 in 1/4 BSP Male 24bar Nylon 12 - - -20°C +100°C -
RS stock no. 446-8315
Mfr. Part No.173940-C
R 820.21
Each
units
Liquid Turbine 2 L/min 30 L/min 5 → 24 V dc 3/8 in 3/8 BSP 200psi Nylon 12 - - -20°C +100°C -
RS stock no. 185-9926
Mfr. Part No.EF.7731113291
BrandParker UCC
R 7,479.81
Each
units
Liquid Variable Area 5 L/min 100 L/min 240 V ac 1 in 1 BSP Female 10bar PET - - +5°C +60°C -
RS stock no. 510-0644
BrandRS PRO
R 4,360.12
Each
units
Gas, Liquid Piston Inline 5 L/min 30 L/min 250 V ac 15 mm 1/2 BSP Female 50bar Nickel Plated Brass -20 °C +90°C -20°C +70°C 1 A
RS stock no. 740-6433
Mfr. Part No.SM8000
R 12,611.75
Each
units
Liquid Magnetic-Inductive 0.2 L/min 100 L/min 19 → 30 V dc - 1 BSP 16bar PBT, Stainless Steel -20 °C +80°C -10°C +60°C -
RS stock no. 395-6827
Mfr. Part No.155420BSPP
R 1,093.39
Each
units
Liquid RotorFlow 2 L/min 20 L/min - 1/4 in 1/4 BSP Female 6.9bar Polypropylene -29 °C +82°C -29°C +82°C -
RS stock no. 446-8292
Mfr. Part No.173037-C
R 1,293.90
Each
units
Liquid Turbine 1 L/min 10 L/min 5 → 24 V dc 3/8 in 3/8 BSP 200psi Nylon 12 - - -20°C +100°C -
RS stock no. 185-9982
Mfr. Part No.S.900001
BrandParker
R 1,378.10
Each
units
Liquid Variable Area 1 L/min 25 L/min 5 V dc 3/8 in 3/8 BSP 10bar - - - +5°C +50°C -
RS stock no. 395-6861
Mfr. Part No.155481BSPP
R 1,798.95
Each
units
Liquid RotorFlow Electronic 15 L/min 75 L/min 4.5 → 24 V dc 1/2 in 1/2 BSP Female 6.9bar Polypropylene -29 °C +82°C -29°C +82°C -
RS stock no. 907-4016
Mfr. Part No.173932-C
R 1,905.98
Each
units
Liquid Turbine 1 l/min 10 L/min 5 → 24 V dc 3/8 in 3/8 NPT Male 13.7bar Nylon 12 - - -20°C +100°C 8 mA
RS stock no. 286-260
Mfr. Part No.EF.7731111290
BrandParker
R 3,001.16
Each
units
Liquid Variable Area 2 L/min 30 L/min - 1 in 1 BSP Female 10bar PET - - +5°C +60°C -
RS stock no. 907-4057
Mfr. Part No.212465
R 1,821.79
Each
units
Liquid Turbine 0.1 l/min 2.5 L/min 5 → 24 V dc 1/4 in 1/4 NPT Female 24bar Nylon 12 - - -20°C +100°C -
RS stock no. 395-6833
Mfr. Part No.155480BSPP
R 1,093.39
Each
units
Liquid RotorFlow 15 L/min 75 L/min - 1/2 in 1/2 BSP Female 6.9bar Polypropylene -29 °C +82°C -29°C +82°C -
RS stock no. 186-0027
Mfr. Part No.EF.7731113290
BrandParker
R 3,789.83
Each
units
Liquid Variable Area 5 L/min 100 L/min - 1 in 1 BSP Female 10bar PET - - +5°C +60°C -
RS stock no. 125-0660
Mfr. Part No.SPI-N118-1421-1-3-001
BrandSimex
R 4,004.20
Each
units
Gas, Liquid Flow Counter - - 24 V dc - M12 - ABS, Fibreglass - - 0°C +50°C 100 mA