Many organizations who depend on circulating oil systems to lubricate and cool their high demand bearings are most likely familiar with the concept of an oil flow meter.
Flow meters are nothing more than a mechanical checkpoint that throttles the flow of incoming oil prior to reaching its intended lubrication point. Flow speed, Turbulence, Inlet Temperature play a major role in maximizing the usable life of a bearing. Circulation systems and flow meters work hand in hand to ensure the serviced bearings do not experience deviations from the true needs of the bearings.
SKF Safe Flow Meters
Safe Flow or SF Meters have been in production for the better part of 40 years and have a long standing reputation for being mechanically sound and relatively maintenance free. SF meters can be found by the thousands throughout pulp and paper mills across the country. Many of which have been in service since the 1960's.
Follow link to learn more: SF Flow Meter Brochure
Safe Flow Features:
Organizations have been trending towards connectivity over the past two decades. With the advent of the internet, we are seeing a push to incorporate additional networking features into the functionality of equipment.
Traditional SF meters are known for their durability and have served a great number of organizations over the years, however, one of the biggest limitations of an SF meters would be it's limited connectivity and lack of temperature flow compensation. Viscosity of oil is dependent on temperature, and if the operating temperature varies from its original set point the SF meter reading will be inaccurate.
SKF's Flowline meters are their newest innovation in metering technology. Bringing analog meters into the digital age has allowed organization to closely monitor the health of their rotating equipment.
SKF Flowline Meters
Follow link to learn more -- SKF Flowline Brochure
If your organization is currently looking to incorporate flow monitoring for your process, you would like to order spare parts, or perhaps upgrade existing SF meters to SKF's new Flowline series monitors please feel free to contact our lubrication engineer -- Elliott Hill, 804-920-1732, or by email: Elliott.Hill@foursquareindustrial.com and he will gladly assist your with your project.