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Mag Meters

GPImeters has a selection of reliable and cost-effective MagMeters available. FLOMEC electro magnetic flowmeters are engineered to withstand high temperatures, ensuring safe and accurate measurements of water-based liquids. We have display/pulse-out flow meters and pulse-out only flow meters. Browse the selection of MagMeters below to learn more!

Frequently Asked Questions About Mag Meters

What is a Mag Meter & How Does it Work?

A mag meter, short for magnetic flow meter, is a type of flow meter used to measure the flow rate of liquids, particularly conductive fluids. It operates based on the principle of Faraday's Law of electromagnetic induction. The meter consists of a pair of magnetic coils surrounding a pipe or a tube. As the conductive fluid flows through the pipe, it generates a voltage proportional to the flow rate, which is measured by the mag meter.

What are the Advantages of Using Mag Meters?

Mag meters offer several advantages over other types of flow meters. Some key benefits include:

  • Suitable for a wide range of fluids, including corrosive and abrasive liquids
  • Minimal pressure drop due to the absence of obstructions in the flow path
  • Accuracy and reliability in measuring flow rates
  • No moving parts, resulting in low maintenance requirements
  • Ability to handle high flow rates
  • Insensitivity to fluid properties, such as density and viscosity

Are Mag Meters Suitable for Measuring all Types of Liquids?

Mag meters are primarily designed for measuring the flow rate of conductive liquids, such as water, wastewater, slurries, and various chemicals. However, they may not be suitable for non-conductive fluids, such as oils or hydrocarbons, as they do not generate a measurable electrical signal. In such cases, alternative flow measurement technologies may be more appropriate.

Can Mag Meters Be Used in Large Pipe Sizes?

Yes, mag meters can be used in a wide range of pipe sizes, from small diameters to large ones. They are available in various sizes to accommodate different applications. However, it's important to consider factors such as the flow rate, velocity, and installation requirements when selecting the appropriate mag meter for a specific pipe size.

What are the Typical Applications of Mag Meters?

Mag meters find application in diverse industries, including water and wastewater treatment, chemical processing, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, mining, and utilities. They are commonly used for flow measurement, control, and monitoring purposes in processes involving liquids. Magnetic flow meters are often employed in water distribution systems, irrigation systems, industrial processes, and environmental monitoring to ensure accurate measurement and efficient operation.