model S single tube meters

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Product Summary
model S single tube flow meter for low flow rate measurement

Design Features
  • TUBELOK™ design simplifies installation and replacement of tubes
  • rib-guided or fluted metering tubes facilitate stable/accurate readings
  • magnifier lens in front shield to enhance reading resolution
  • interchangeability of flowtubes and floats
  • OPTIGRAD™ scales minimize parallax and eye fatigue
  • chemical compatibility
  • simple means of panel mounting
  • interchangeable flow tubes and floats



model S single tube meters

Model S single tube flow meters are similar to P meters in design, employing the same interchangeable flow tubes, valves, and accessories. Likewise they may be panel or bench mounted. The primary advantage of the S meter is convenience in applications, where frequent changing of tubes in meter cases is desired. An example is when several flow tubes are used in conjunction with a single meter case, or when because of the nature of the fluid, periodic cleaning necessitates disassembly.

Aalborg’s exclusive TUBELOK™ design facilitates simple installation and replacement of tubes in mounting cases. As a result of the "non-rotating” adapter feature, glass flow tubes are prevented from turning during the tightening phase of the assembly procedure.

Flow tubes for these meters are available with two types of scales, suitable for different types of applications

DIRECT READING SCALES
Direct reading scales are indicating flow rates of liquids and gases,in engineering units such as [mL/min], standard cubic feet per hour [scfh] etc. Such scales are designed exclusively for a specific gas or liquid at a given set of pressure and temperature parameters, and are valid for the associated units of flow only. The convenience of direct reading scale designs should be weighed against the resultant limitations of applicability. Generally, direct reading scales are most suited to OEM applications.

UNIVERSAL MILLIMETER (CORRELATED) SCALES
Millimeter scales indicate the vertical position of the spherical float within the metering tube as the flow increases or decreases.

It is necessary to use flow tables or graphs supplied, to correlate float referenced readings with actual volumetric flow rates.

The advantage of Universal type scales is the ability to utilize the use of a given flow meter for a great number of different fluids at diverse pressure and temperature conditions, generally preferred in applications in laboratories, etc.

BUILT-IN VALVES
Meters are available with built-in needle valves (CV™), high precision metering valves (MFV™) with “non-rising stems”, or with no valves. The higher cost of MFV™ valves is justified whenever high sensitivity control and resolution are desirable particularly in conjunction with metering tubes of very low flowrates.

Generally, for gas metering it is recommended that valves are positioned at inlets (bottom) for liquids valves may be positioned either at inlets or outlets (top). For vacuum services, valves must be mounted at outlets. If unspecified at the time of ordering, meters will be shipped with valves mounted at the inlets.

SPECIFICATIONS
STANDARD ACCURACY ±2% FS (mm scales - except 042 flow tubes); ±5% FS (direct reading scales and 042 flow tubes)
CALIBRATED ACCURACY ±1% FS
REPEATABILITY ±0.25% FS
USEFUL FLOW RANGE 10:1 minimum with one float and better than 20:1 with combination of two floats installed in meters
MAXIMUM OPERATING PRESSURE 200 psig (13.8 bars)
MAXIMUM OPERATING TEMPERATURE 250°F (121°C)
MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
FLOW TUBES heavy walled borosilicate glass
FLOATS glass, sapphire, 316 stainless steel, carboloy and tantalum
SIDE PANELS aluminum, black anodized
FRONT SHIELD Lexan® with longitudinal magnifier lens for enhanced reading resolution
BACK PLATE 1/8 inch thick white acrylics
O-RING and PACKING Buna-n o-rings standard in aluminum and brass models; Viton® o-rings standard in stainless steel models; optional Viton®, PTFE/Kalrez®, EPR
CONNECTIONS 1/8 inch NPT female inlet and outlet connections; optional 1/4 inch FNPT, hose and compression fittings are available
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