There are many complex water and gas systems that require the careful monitoring of the flow of air, gas, or liquid. These complex systems often incorporate a sight flow indicator or a flow switch into the inner workings of the system. These two pieces of equipment can help project managers and system operators carefully monitor the flow of liquid, gas, or air.
Sight flow switches are often used by complex water and gas systems as a way to monitor gas or liquid flow to a particular system. These flow switches are programmed to respond to the indication that liquid or gas is flowing into or out of a system.
If the flow switch indicates that there is liquid or gas flowing into it, it will automatically turn on or off the complex water or gas system. This helps conserve energy by allowing systems to only work when there is an indication that gas or liquid might be present in the system. When there is no gas or liquid, the system can remain off and not be using any energy.
Sight flow indicators work a little differently than flow switches. Sight flow indicators are designed to work almost as a measuring system for the level of liquid or gas in the complex water or gas system. Sight flow indicators have a small measuring tool in them that allow them to work as flow indicators and flow meters. The measurements provided can help project and system managers determine if there are any problems in the system.
Both sight flow indicators and flow switches can be used for a variety of projects. They are commonly used as turbine flowmeters, but can sometimes be used as variable area flowmeters. No matter where or how they are used, these two pieces of equipment will still perform the same.