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The Power of Oval Gear Meters in Hydraulic Fluid Metering

The Power of Oval Gear Meters in Hydraulic Fluid Metering

When it comes to accurately measuring hydraulic fluids, the choice of metering technology can greatly impact performance and reliability. While turbine meters have been a common choice, their accuracy can fluctuate with changes in fluid viscosity. Oval gear meters, on the other hand, are ruggedreliable and highly accurate, making them an excellent choice for hydraulic fluid metering application.

Turbine flow meters utilize a rotating turbine to measure the flow rate of liquids or gases passing through a pipe. They are a versatile flow measurement device suitable for a wide range of applications. Learn more about turbine meters here.  

One of the standout features of oval gear meters is their consistent accuracy across a spectrum of fluid viscosities and temperatures. Hydraulic fluids are notorious for their wide-ranging viscosities, which can fluctuate significantly based on application and environmental conditions. Oval gear meters are designed to handle this variability with ease, ensuring precise measurements regardless of viscosity or temperature fluctuations. 

The range of viscosities that can be encountered with hydraulic fluids is quite broad, ranging from less than 1 cSt for some synthetic fluids to over 10,000 cSt for some gear oils. Some of the applications where hydraulic fluid may require metering include:

  • Hydraulic power units
  • Injection molding machines
  • Die casting machines
  • Presses
  • Machine tools
  • Marine equipment
  • Mining equipment
  • Construction equipment

Oval gear meters stand out as an exceptional choice for metering hydraulic fluids. Their ability to deliver accurate measurements across different viscosities and temperatures, coupled with their ruggedness and reliability makes them a preferred solution for critical applications. By leveraging the advantages of oval gear meters, industries can enhance operational efficiency, minimize downtime, and ensure consistent performance in hydraulic fluid systems. 

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