Advantages, disadvantages and applications of rotameter

There are some advantages of rotameter which are given below.

  • The cost of rotameter is low.
  • It provides linear scale.
  • It has good accuracy for low and medium flow rates.
  • The pressure loss is nearly constant and small.
  • Usability for corrosive fluid.

There are some disadvantages of rotameter which are given below.

  • When opaque fluid is used, float may not be visible.
  • It has not well in pulsating services.
  • Glass tube types subjected to breakage.
  • It must be installed in vertical position only.

There are some important applications of rotameter which are given below.

  • The rotameter is used in process industries.
  • It is used for monitoring gas and water flow in plants or labs.
  • It is used for monitoring filtration loading.
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