Measuring Flow with a Bubbler Flow Meter

If your operation depends on accurate flow measurements it’s important that you choose the right flow measurement tools. While it’s common to assume that the best option for flow measurement is an ultrasonic flow meter, this isn’t always the case. In fact, in many applications, the most versatile option for measuring flow is installing a bubbler flow meter.

If you’re not familiar with the benefits of a bubbler flow meter, it’s a good idea to learn a little more about this tool and how it can boost the success of your operation. Here are some reasons that you should install a bubbler flow meter in your system and advice for choosing your primary management device.

Resistant to Flow Turbulence

When you’re choosing a flow management tool for your system, the most important factor to consider is your type of flow. Certain measurement tools, such as ultrasonic meters, require level, calm flow to function properly, meaning they wouldn’t work in an operation with non-uniform flow. Luckily, bubbler flow meters do not have these limitations.

A bubbler flow meter can measure virtually every type of flow imaginable and is unaffected by common factors such as debris, foam, or changes in the temperature of the flow. If you want a measurement device that will work regardless of the flow conditions, you should choose a bubbler flow meter.

Accuracy and Calibration

Obviously, the most important factor when choosing a flow measurement device is picking a solution that will provide you with consistently accurate readings, and in terms of accuracy, there is no better option than a bubbler flow meter.

A bubbler flow meter is one of the most accurate measurement devices in the world, particularly with low flows. In addition, unlike other flow management tools, bubbler flow meters are capable of self-calibration, putting less pressure on your operators. With this tool in your system, you’ll be able to take accurate readings day in and day out.

Bubbler Meter Disadvantages

Before you install a bubbler flow meter in your system, it’s important to check out a few of the disadvantages of this tool. This should help you decide if installing a bubbler meter is the right choice for your system.

The only real drawback of a bubbler meter is that it relies on an air compressor, which is a moving part that can experience wear over time. This means that it’s possible your air compressor will malfunctioning, interfering with the measurement of your bubbler meter. Also, bubbler meters need a power supply so that the air compressor can work properly, which means that a bubbler meter may not be the best choice in remote applications.

Install a Bubbler Meter

If you’re looking for a consistently accurate flow measurement tool for your operation, look no further than the bubbler meter. However, before you can install a bubbler meter, you will need to choose a primary flow management device for your system, which is why you need to start shopping with Tracom, FRP.

Tracom offers a wide range of dependable primary devices, including fiberglass flumes in multiple styles and weir boxes. Contact us right away to find out which of our tools matches your operation.