FTI manufacturers a large array of flowmeters. While each flowmeter is intended for different purposes; each one has a common requirement: calibration. Calibration of any FTI flowmeter is vital to ensure the instrument is functioning accurately. To ensure an FTI flowmeter is measuring readings precisely, a calibration interval should be created.
When generating a FTI flowmeter calibration interval, a common question asked is “when should I calibrate my FTI flowmeter?” The answer to this question varies; therefore, we have created a quick guide on FTI flowmeter calibration.
THE CAUSES OF FLOWMETER DRIFT
Similar to other measuring devices, an FTI flowmeter can and will drift out of calibration. Common causes of calibration drift include:
- Misuse and negligent care
- Age of the instrument
- Presences of deposits on the meter’s internal surface
- Property changes of the fluid
- Incorrect installation
- Using the wrong meter for a job
- Environmental conditions such as temperature and pressure
The above factors, along with frequent use of the instrument, are what determine the frequency of FTI flowmeter calibration. A calibration interval can also be set by FTI’s manufacturer recommendation. While this recommendation is a good place to start when creating a calibration interval, it is important to ensure all factors above have been taken into consideration as well.
FTI flowmeter are known to be highly accurate and reliable if properly cared for; therefore, calibration is essential. Frequent calibration of an FTI flowmeter can reap many benefits and can provided optimized performance and longevity of the instrument.
HOW TO CHOOSE A CALIBRATION PROVIDER
When it’s time to calibrate your FTI flowmeter, it’s important to ensure you choose the right calibration provider. Choosing a provider that is knowledge in FTI equipment would be in your best interest. e2b calibration offers a full range of flow meter calibration and repair services for all FTI flow meter models.
For more information on FTI flowmeter calibration and services, please contact e2b calibration here.