We at Manuflo are dedicated to providing you with the highest-quality flowmeters for all your fluid measurement needs. As an Australian company specialising in manufacturing and servicing flowmeters, we understand the crucial role accurate flow measurements play in various industries, including Agriculture, Aerospace, Chemical, Petrochemical, and Water Utilities.
In this article, we aim to shed light on the importance of proper flowmeter calibration and the steps we take to ensure the accuracy and safety of our products. Our commitment to excellence drives us to adhere to the best practices in calibrating flowmeters, making Manuflo the preferred choice for your fluid measurement solutions.
- Using Traceable Standards for Calibration: At Manuflo, we recognise the significance of traceability in flowmeter calibration. Our calibration processes are meticulously documented, aligning with widely recognised national standards. This approach ensures that every measurement our flowmeters make falls within acceptable ranges, offering you peace of mind and reliability.
- Calibrating to a Higher Standard: We go the extra mile by calibrating our flowmeters to an accuracy that exceeds your operational requirements. By using a known standard with four times the necessary precision, we ensure that your readings are well within the desired range. This dedication to accuracy also sets us apart, mainly when our flowmeters are used to dispense products directly from your business.
- Maintaining Steady State for Accuracy: We maintain a steady flow rate during the calibration process for increased calibrating accuracy. We can accurately compare the flowmeter’s performance with the known standard by ensuring a constant fluid flow. This meticulous approach guarantees that our flowmeters operate accurately under real-world conditions.
- Simultaneous Measurements for Reliability: At Manuflo, we employ simultaneous measurements during the calibration process to eliminate the impact of variables. By measuring the flow rate through the meter alongside the calibration standard, we account for factors like temperature shifts and intermediary volume changes. This method enhances the reliability of our flowmeter readings.
- Mimicking Standard Operating Conditions: Understanding that our flowmeters are primarily used in specific environmental conditions, we conduct calibrations that closely mimic those conditions. By factoring in ambient temperature, humidity, and nearby equipment operations, our calibrations optimise accuracy for real-world scenarios.
The Risks of Poor Calibration and Product Sale:
Proper calibration is crucial in avoiding risks associated with inaccurate readings. A poorly calibrated flowmeter can lead to incidents where customers receive less product than paid for, damaging our reputation and potentially leading to legal ramifications. Conversely, over-dispensing can lead to financial losses for your business. At Manuflo, we take calibration seriously to protect our clients and ourselves from such risks.
Ensuring Safety with Accurate Readings:
For industries that rely on flowmeters to regulate mechanical processes, such as combustion engines, inaccurate readings pose significant dangers. At Manuflo, we prioritise calibration precision to prevent engine failure, physical harm, and system inefficiencies caused by improper flow rates.
Calibration Schedules or Frequency:
Following the manufacturer’s recommended calibration schedule is essential. However, if you notice any discrepancies between the flow meter output and the actual flow, contact us immediately. Timely calibration ensures optimal performance and safety for your operations.
In conclusion, Manuflo is your trusted partner in delivering accurate and reliable flowmeters for your fluid measurement needs. Our dedication to precision, safety, and compliance with national standards sets us apart from competitors.