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81902Re: [Electronics_101] Re: Inexpensive GPM meter

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  • Howard Hansen
    May 8, 2013
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      On 5/8/2013 1:58 PM, Stefan Trethan wrote:
      >
      > Some flow meters use ultrasonic waves, very ingenious.
      >
      > Any kind of orifice device may reduce the flow rate you try to measure.
      >

      Is a 5% reduction in maximum flow rate critical for this application?

      The other Howard


      >
      > I just had another idea, do you have a water meter?
      > If you have one, just turn on the taps in question and time the little
      > wheel.
      >
      > ST
      >
      > On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 7:59 PM, Howard Hansen <hrhan@...
      > <mailto:hrhan%40att.net>> wrote:
      > > Certainly, as suggested by others, timing how long it takes to fill a
      > > container is the lowest cost approach.
      > >
      > > For an electronic approach you could use 3 flow meters like the
      > > following connected in parallel.
      > > <http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/g12-water-flow-sensor-p-635.html>
      > > 25 GPM = 94.6 liters per minute.
      > > To ensure the low is determine mainly by the 1 1/4 inch pipe you will
      > > need at least 15 inches of 1 1/4 inc pipe connected to both sides of the
      > > flow meters. See
      > > <http://mdmetric.com/tech/thddat7.htm> for information on British BSP
      > > G1/2 threads. If you have a short time frame this approach will not
      > > work. There is a 2 to 3 week shipping time from China.
      > >
      > > Another option is to use an orifice and a differential pressure
      > transducer.
      > >
      > > Yes a smaller diameter of pipe would be an indication of flow. But how
      > > would you calibrate this type of flow meter?
      > >
      > > The other Howard
      > >
      >
      >



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