Axial Flow Turbine Meter
Definition - What does Axial Flow Turbine Meter mean?
Axial Flow Turbine Meters are mechanical devices which are used to measure the flow of liquids that have a low viscosity. The viscosity range can be anywhere between 3 to 7000 Liters per hour. These axial turbines bear a similarity with underwater propellers; however, they are capable of rotating with the fluid flow. The flow turbine meter is designed in such a way that it allows the fluid flow through it from a straightened chamber which helps in reducing the instability. An axial flow turbine meter is used in different industries to measure the flow of liquids such as fuels, chemicals, alcohols and other caustic liquids.
Petropedia explains Axial Flow Turbine Meter
There are many commercial industries that make use of an axial flow turbine meter. This meter is a specialized device used to measure the flow of liquids that are of corrosive nature. One of its primary uses takes place in the oil and gas industry, where fuel is flown through this turbine meter to measure its flow. Since fuel, whether crude oil or refined petroleum oil, has different viscosity, the axial turbine flow meter is best suited to measure the liquids that have a lower viscosity. This meter is widely used in other industries as well, where liquids such as water, chemicals, alcohols, hydraulic fluids etc., are used.