Difference between Flow Meter and Flow Transmitter | Flow Meter Vs Flow Transmitter

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Flow Meter

The device used for measurement of flow rate or quantity of gas/liquid moving in a pipe is called flow meter.

In other words it is an instrument used to monitor, to measure and to record the rate of flow, pressure or discharge of liquids/gases.

Examples of FLow meters:
• Differential Pressure Flow Meters (Orifice plate, Venturi meter, flow nozzle, Rotameter)
• Positive Displacement Flow Meters (Piston Flow Meter, Gear Flow meter, Helical Flow meter)
• Open Channel Flow Meters (Flumes, Weir, Sluice Gate)
• Electromagnetic Flow Meter

Flow Transmitter

The flow meter with internal electronic circuits used to provide electrical output in current (4 to 20 mA) or voltage (1 to 5V) is known as flow transmitter.

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