Items: 0  My Cart $0.00

    Turbulent Flow Indicator

    Product Description

    Turbulent Flow Indicator
    Displays the condition of the water as it relates to flow efficiency: laminar flow, transient flow, or turbulent flow. This turbulent flow indicator has four scales built into the meter: three scales for turbulence and one scale for flow rate. Turbulent Flow Scales are selectable and correspond to cooling line inside diameter: 1/4", 3/8", or 1/2". Flow rate scale can be referenced quickly for additional functionality.

    The flow scale displays flow rate in gallons or liters per minute depending on the model. A dual/scale temperature gauge is standard on all models for process comparison to the Turbulent Flow Scales.

    This unit applies the science of heat transfer, diagnosing the condition of cooling water lines at a glance. Cooling water capacity can be conserved plant-wide by using the minimum amount of flow that will produce turbulence on all presses. It may be possible to delay costly water system upgrades by maximizing the flow effectivity.

    Turbulent Flow Basics
    Turbulent water flow is much more efficient at removing heat in a cooling system than water flowing under laminar conditions. Once turbulent flow is achieved, increasing the flow rate does not significantly improve the cooling rate of the system. In molding applications, many mold operators try to maximize the flow of water through their cooling systems to ensure turbulent flow. Doing so increases energy costs for pumping more water than necessary through the system. This practice may also limit the amount of cooling water available for cooling additional molds on the same cooling system circuit.

    By insuring turbulent flow using FCI Technology, less water can be used in the molding process, saving precious resources.


    Turbulent Flow
    Turbulent flow will occur naturally depending upon flow speed and size of pipe.

    Laminar Flow

    Specifications and additional product information
    Using coolant in your mold water system? Download article here on how this will impact turbulent flow.

    To Order: Add "–B" at the end of the model # to indicate a standard thermometer– or for a thermometer with quick-connect socket, and plug, add an "–E" to the model # and $20 to the price.
    Brass End Caps Inlet Size Model Number
    1/4" NPT(F) FC2B
    1/4" BSPP(F) FC2BB
    3/8" NPT(F) FC3B
    3/8" BSPP(F) FC3BB
    Nylon End Caps
    Inlet Size
    1/4" NPT(F) FCP2B
    1/4" BSPP(F) FCP2BB
    3/8" NPT(F) FCP3B
    3/8" BSPP(F) FCP3BB
    Wetted Parts and Materials
    End caps............Brass or Glass-Filled Nylon
    Body...........................................Polysulfone
    Indicator Ring......................Silicone Rubber
    Piston.................................................Acetall
    Spring.............................302 Stainless Steel
    Gauge Block........................................Brass
    Optional Quick-Connect Fittings...........Brass
    Specifications
    Accuracy...............................±10% full scale
    Operating Temperature.............210°F max.
    99°C max.)
    Operating Pressure..................100 psi max.
    (6.9 bar max.)
    Dial Thermometer........................0 to 250°F
    (-20° to 120°C)
    ±2% accuracy (full scale)
    Resources
    Articles
    Download the article.Using coolant in your mold water system? Download this article on how this will impact turbulent flow.
    GridItemIDItem NoItem InformationPriceOrder Qty
    1848FC2B1/4-inch NPT(F) Brass End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator
    $133.00
    Qty:
    1493FC2E1/4-inch NPT(F) Brass End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator plus Quick Connect
    $153.00
    Qty:
    1849FC2BB1/4-inch BSPP(F) Brass End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator
    $133.00
    Qty:
    1850FC2BE1/4-inch BSPP(F) Brass End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator plus Quick Connect
    $153.00
    Qty:
    1494FC3B3/8-inch NPT(F) Brass End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator
    $151.00
    Qty:
    1499FC3E3/8-inch NPT(F) Brass End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator + Quick Connect
    $153.00
    Qty:
    1495FC3BB3/8-inch BSPP(F) Brass End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator
    $133.00
    Qty:
    1496FC3BE3/8-inch BSPP(F) Brass End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator plus Quick Connect
    $153.00
    Qty:
    1500FCP2B1/4-inch NPT(F) Nylon End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator
    $112.00
    Qty:
    1505FCP2E1/4-inch NPT(F) Nylon End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator + Quick Connect
    $132.00
    Qty:
    1501FCP2BB1/4-inch BSPP(F) Nylon End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator
    $112.00
    Qty:
    1502FCP2BE1/4-inch BSPP(F) Nylon End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator + Quick Connect
    $116.00
    Qty:
    1506FCP3B3/8-inch NPT(F) Nylon End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator
    $112.00
    Qty:
    1511FCP3E3/8-inch NPT(F) Nylon End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator + Quick Connect
    $132.00
    Qty:
    1507FCP3BB3/8-inch BSPP(F) Nylon End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator
    $112.00
    Qty:
    1508FCP3BE3/8-inch BSPP(F) Nylon End Cap Turbulent Flow Indicator + Quick Connect
    $116.00
    Qty:
    Loading....