We offer all the flow meter expertise that ninety years of heritage in the industry can bring. As a manufacturer we truly understand meters and with our wealth of product knowledge we make sure you have the correct sized meter, the right technology and the right advice every time.
About Stream Measurement
With a winning combination of technical expertise and application knowledge, Stream are your ideal meter supply and support partner – ensuring you get the right solution first time, every time – simplifying installation and safeguarding life costs.
Proud to be a UK manufacturer – at our Oldham facility we manufacture the highly-regarded Unipulse Positive Displacement Flowmeter and the long established Shoflo Flow Indicator.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a flow meter?
A flowmeter (or flow meter) is simply defined as a device used to measure the speed at which a gas or liquid is moving through a pipe.
This definition is deceptively simple, as the method with which that flow is measured varies greatly from measuring technology to application. Nevertheless, the definition is always applicable.
The basis ethos that we follow today is based on the statement from Lord Kelvin (1824 -1907) who stated ‘what you can measure you can manage’.
If we don’t measure accurately then how can we possible expect to manage accurately. To achieve this the flowmeter becomes the most important element in any measuring, monitoring or batching system.
How do flowmeters work?
Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a ‘universal’ flow meter.! Every application needs to be assessed to understand which metering technology will be best
There are essentially two measuring techniques for flow:
|Volumetric||Only offered by positive displacement meters that measure the actual volume of fluid. Volumetric flowmeters are not affected by turbulent flow therefore there is no need for straight pipe lengths or conditioners. This is the best technology for low flow rates.|
|Velocity||Most flowmeters are velocity devices where the volume is inferred via a mechanism that measures the fluid velocity (or speed). For this technique to be accurate smooth, laminar flow is required upstream & down stream of the flowmeter which can be achieved with straight pipe length.|
Velocity Technologies Include:
Which areas do you cover?
We supply flowmeters to customers all over the world – particularly our Unipulse flowmeter, although most of our activity is in the UK – particularly our calibration and repair services, which are provided as Return to Factory or onsite at our customers facility.
Do you provide support services?
Absolutely! We cater to all markets, and have the knowledge and expertise to ensure quality testing, to both fiscal and secondary standards, with test fluids, including air, water and oil.
On site, we don’t just verify your installation electronically, we actually provide a true ‘wet test’ service – the only way to gain a full understanding of the meter’s performance.
How can we contact you?
You can quickly contact the team on our contact us page, or you can find our addresses for postal correspondence below:
Factory & National Calibration Facility
Elder Road, St Johns Industrial Estate, Lees, Oldham, Lancashire, OL4 3DZ. England
Studio1, South Molton, Devon. EX36 3HA. England
True expertise hard-won over 80 years of product heritage.
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