The Series VFC Visi-Float® Flowmeter is a direct reading, precision machined, clear acrylic body flowmeter suitable for both gas and liquid applications. This Series consists of two 5" (127 mm) scale flowmeters, the VFC and VFC II. The VFC features PVC 1" female NPT connections and the VFC II units are equipped with acetal thermoplastic 1" male NPT fittings.
NIST CALIBRATION available in Product Configurator.
I am looking to use an "Air" flowmeter RMA-6-SSV to monitor CO2 flow. I am wondering if there are are any concerns or correction factors I need to apply.
A specific gravity correction factor will need to be considered when monitoring other gases with a meter calibrated for air. The correction factor equation is as follows:
Q2=Q1 x sqrt (1/S.G.)
Where: Q1= Observed Flowmeter reading
Q2= Standard Flow Corrected for Specific Gravity
1= Specific Gravity of Air or Water
S.G.= Specific Gravity of media being used in flowmeter originally calibrated for air or water.
This equation can be found in the beginning of the Flow section in the catalog. Alternatively, special ranges and scales can be provided; for specific information please contact our customer service department.
For further information, see our "Tech & Specs" Video Blog: Fix your Flow... Specific Gravity and Pressure Corrections for Variable Area Flowmeters (Episode 4), in Dwyer's Video Library.
Is the Rate-Master® or Visi-Float® Flowmeter compatible with any media?
The Rate-Master® Flowmeter is manufactured from a polycarbonate plastic and the Visi-Float® Flowmeter is manufactured from acrylic. Compatibility charts need to be reviewed to determine if these materials of construction are compatible with your media.
What factor is used to correct for different flowmeter inlet pressure?
If the flowmeter is exhausting to atmosphere, no correction factor is needed. If back-pressure is present due to downstream plumbing or restrictions, this error can be corrected utilizing the conversion curves in our full-line catalog or the following equation.
Pressure: Q2 = Q1 x √((P1 x T2)/(P2 x T1))
Where: Q1 = Observed Flowmeter Reading
Q2 = Standard Flow Corrected for Specific Gravity
P1 = Actual Pressure (14.7 psia + Gage Pressure)
P2 = Standard Pressure (14.7 psia, which is 0 psig)
T1 = Actual Temperature (460 R + Temp °F)
T2 = Standard Temperature (530 R, which is 70°F)