Oval Gear Meters
If the fluid you're measuring is clean, but too viscous for a turbine meter consider using an oval gear meter.
Oval Gear Meters are a member of the Positive displacement flow meter family. They operate by repeatedly filling and emptying compartments of a known volume with a liquid. The flow rate is then calculated based on the number of times these compartments are filled and emptied.
Oval Gear Meters are generally not recommended for water or water-like fluids, because of the increased risk of fluid slippage between the gears and chamber walls. The exception would be in low flow applications where a turbine meter would not be an appropriate choice due to the low flow velocities.
Typical Applications of Oval Gear Flow Meters
Typical applications include measurement of Lubricating Oil, Hi-Viscosity Fluids, Greases, Epoxies, Polyurethane, Fuels, Solvents, Chemicals and Additives.
Recommended Accessories for Oval Gear Meters
Because of the very tight tolerances found within an Oval Gear Meter, even a grain of sand in your fluid could potentially stop the gears from turning. To prevent that, we recommend installing a strainer upstream of your oval gear meter.
Shop now for a wide variety of oval gear flow meters including:
- Full Flomec OM Oval Gear Department
- Aluminum Oval Gear Flow Meters
- Stainless Steel Oval Gear Flow Meters
- PPS Oval Gear Flow Meters