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COX Flow Measurement Announces LoFlo™ Series Flowmeter
Ceramic low-friction ball bearings meet demands of water, hydrocarbon and cryogenic fluid applications
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., January 25, 2011 - COX Flow Measurement, a Division of Badger Meter, Inc. supplying high-accuracy flow measurement instrumentation for the world's most demanding applications, has introduced the COX LoFlo™ Series turbine flowmeter. This rugged, precision flowmeter is part of the expanded COX product line, which will better serve the needs of the industrial market.
The LoFlo Series is a robust axial turbine flowmeter with exceptional repeatability of ±0.25 percent of reading. Constructed of 316 stainless steel with -6 AN (MS) end-fittings, the meter employs a proprietary Si3N4 ceramic ball bearing system, which makes it well suited for the demands of water, hydrocarbon and cryogenic fluid applications. Turbine flowmeters using ceramic bearings benefit from reduced friction, corrosion resistance, increased durability and a wide temperature range - contributing to longer life. Ceramic ball bearings have considerably less friction than journal or sleeve bearings, which, in turn, extends the usable range of the flowmeter and improves the repeatability of the flow measurement. Less friction translates into reduced wear, and thus less calibration drift.
The LoFlo Series meter also utilizes a precision, lightweight 17-4 helical rotor and is calibrated on primary standard equipment. The helical blade profile transfers energy more efficiently, reducing bearing wear, pressure drop and their associated cost.
When paired with the COX EC80 Flow Computer, the LoFlo flowmeter's calibration data is linearized to within ±0.1 percent of reading, allowing for precision flow measurement over the entire usable range of the meter. Repeatability is +/- 0.25 percent. Available in either integral or remote-mount configurations, the EC80 flow computer provides temperature and pressure compensation with multiple outputs for frequency and analog in engineering units. Additional ancillary products range from simple indicators to signal conditions and panel-mount digital displays.
The compact LoFlo Series flowmeter (2.21 inch face dimension) is not position-sensitive and can be mounted in any piping orientation. Designed to measure flows as low as 0.006 GPM (0.024 LPM), the meter is an ideal solution for a multitude of industries. Typical uses include fuel injection production systems, blending of costly chemical additives, onboard fuel consumption, refrigerants, dye injections, and more.
For over 50 years, COX Flow Measurement has met the test of endurance, which can only be achieved by manufacturing a quality flowmeter with unsurpassed repeatability and linearity. COX meters remain one of the highest quality flow measurement instruments available with unmatched calibration uncertainty. COX Flow Measurement is a Tier 1 supplier to Rolls Royce and all products are manufactured under AS9001, ISO 9001 and other strict industry quality standards.
COX Flow Measurement maintains a competent NVLAP (Lab Code 200668) accredited calibration facility, in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR, Title 15, Part 285) and encompasses the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. The ongoing NVLAP audits demonstrate COX Flow Measurement's excellence in maintaining quality systems, test and calibration methods and measurement traceability.
For more information about the COX LoFlo Series turbine flowmeter, please visit http://www.cox-instruments.com.
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About COX Flow Measurement
COX Flow Measurement is located in Scottsdale, Ariz., where it manufactures precision flowmeter products and primary standard calibrators. Having both gas and liquid calibration capability allows COX to calibrate all types of flowmeters for end users and OEM customers. Its worldwide distribution network reaches all industries and provides local support. COX Flow Measurement is accredited to AS9100 and ISO 9001 and compliant with other strict industry quality standards including TS16949. For more information, visit www.coxflowmeasurement.com.