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Open Channel Flow Meter Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of open channel flow meter manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top open channel flow meter manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any open channel flow meter company can design, engineer, and manufacture open channel flow meters to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach open channel flow meter companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of open channel flow meters, air flow switches, and mass flow switches.

  • Monterey, CA 831-373-0200

    Sierra manufacturers high performance mass flow meters and controllers for nearly any gas, liquid or steam. Customers choose Sierra when they need an accurate and repeatable flow measurement, short delivery lead times, expert flow advice and long term support. When it matters, choose Sierra. Visit www.sierrainstruments.com.

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  • West Valley City, UT 800-316-5342

    HydraCheck offers everything needed to service, maintain and troubleshoot hydraulic systems at prices you can afford. We manufacture and distribute diagnostic test kits, flow meters, pressure gauges, tachometers, etc. Our inline flow meters monitor pump performance and media flows in hydraulic systems.

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  • Orangeburg, NY 800-866-3837

    Aalborg Instruments & Controls is a globally recognized manufacturer of precision instrumentation for flow measurement and control. We offer variable area flow meters, thermal mass flow controllers, and more. Since our founding in 1972, it has been our commitment to develop, produce and deliver the highest quality products and services, as well as consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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  • Concord, CA 925-687-8363

    RCM Industries specializes in the custom fabrication of various flow meters for OEM applications and a variety of industrial processes. Our open channel flow meters are corrosion-resistant, rugged, and reliable. To further enhance capabilities, solder connections and special electrical connectors are also available for custom installation. No matter how critical the requirements, our representatives will help develop a flow meter with the features you need.

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  • Kent, WA 800-975-8153

    SeaMetrics, a flow meter manufacturer, produces turbine flow meters, paddle wheel flowmeters, insertion flow meters, low-flow meters, water flowmeters, pulse flowmeters, flow sensors and electronic controls.

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  • Blythewood, SC 803-714-2000

    Spirax Sarco is a provider of flow meters and hydraulic valves. We have a range of capabilities including flow meters that are suitable for measuring saturated and super-heated steam with pressures up to 2900 psig and temperatures up to 842 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Open Channel Flow Meter

Open channel flow meters deal with free flowing, or free gravity flowing, open channels. The flowing liquid of these channels have a top surface open to the air. The cross-section of their flow is based only on the shape of the shape of the lower side of the channel through which they flow.

Open channel: a flow of fluid where there is one free surface present, and the only pressure on it comes from gravity

There are many different types of open channel flow, depending on the environment in which they are found. For example, some have no changes in the depth of liquid where others have a constant, unsteady flow.

Open channel flow meters monitor the relationship between the depth of the liquid and the flow rate. In contrast, most other flow meters use mass or volumetric data to determine flow rate. In order to do their work, open channel flow meters typically use ultrasonic transducers, pressure sensors, shaft encoders, or special radars that can function in a free surface. 

Other types of open channel flow measurement include: area/velocity flow measurement, level to flow measurement (measured at a designated point behind a weir, in a flume, or other hydraulic pumps, using various secondary devices), dye testing (when operators add a known amount of dye (or salt) per unit time to a flow stream. After complete mixing, they measure the concentration; the dilution rate equals the flow rates.), and Acoustic Doppler velocimetry (used to record instantaneous velocity components at a single point with a relatively high frequency, uses the Doppler shift effect to measure the velocity of particles in a remote sampling volume).

Open channel flow meters work where traditional flow meters cannot. Specifically, traditional flow meters cannot work where the top surface of a liquid is exposed to the open air. Most commonly, open channel flow meters are used in water and wastewater industries, as water and wastewater are by and large the most common liquids found in open channel flows. However, they are also popular anywhere open channel flows are found. They can even measure flow in rivers.

Regardless of your exact application, if you seek an open channel flow meter, you need to find a supplier that is knowledgeable on the subject, skilled, and reliable. Find that supplier by browsing the websites of those flow meter manufacturers and distributors that we have listed on our website, and reaching out to one or more of them with your specifications.



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