Meter K-Factor

Definition - What does Meter K-Factor mean?

Meter K-Factor is defined as the number of pulses per unit mass or volume at a particular flow rate. Every meter in each turbine contains a K-Factor or a ratio of the pulses per unit of flow. Every time a turbine rotates within a flow rate, the turbine blade passes a face of magnet that creates an electronic pulse. K-Factor is the total number of the pulses created that corresponds to one unit of the flow.

Petropedia explains Meter K-Factor

The pulses generated during the rotation of a turbine represent an amount of volumetric rate of production. To determine the Meter K-Factor, the total number of generated pulses is divided by a particular amount of liquid product passed. The Meter K-Factor is used to provide an indication of volumetric rate of production electronically. The electronic device or the meter provides factored totalization by dividing the incoming pulses with K-Factor or multiplying them with its inverse. A standard electronic device is generally used to provide the flow rate indication and instantaneous totalization.

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