Definition - What does Displacement Meter mean?
A Displacement Meter is a device used to monitor the flow of a fluid. This device uses a special mechanism that enables the fluid to move the components inside the meter to trigger the flow measurement. It is used in a variety of industrial applications, including the oil and gas industry where the transfer of oil as well as liquid fuels such as gasoline are measured using this meter. It is also known as positive displacement meter.
Petropedia explains Displacement Meter
A Displacement Meter is a special meter used to measure the flow of fluids using the displacement mechanism of the meter. There are a variety of displacement meters that are used; however, the two basic types are sensor-only displacement meter and data acquisition systems.
A Displacement Meter is accurate and it is ideal for measuring corrosive and toxic fluids that are viscous in nature. Due to this special functionality, this meter is used in the transfer of oil and natural gas such as petroleum and gasoline. It is also beneficial in measuring both gases and liquids. Due to its high accuracy, the Displacement Meter is used for measuring the flow of every kind of fluid.