Portable Hydraulic Tester features internal burst disc.
February 17, 2011 -
Flo-tech(TM) PFM Tester Series incorporates field-replaceable safety pressure relief disc (burst disc). IN case of over pressurization, design ensures fluid is safely allowed to bypass load valve and remain within hydraulic system. No fluids will escape outside of the tester, reducing maintenance and potential harm to environment. Used to measure flow, pressure, temperature, and horsepower on mobile hydraulic equipment, tester delivers readings with 1% FS accuracy and 0.2% repeatability.
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Flo-tech, Div. of Racine Federated Inc.
2200 South St.
Racine, WI, 53404
Flo-tech(TM) PFM Tester Series
Flo-tech PFM testers now offer internal pressure relief discs
The rugged PFM Tester Series by Flo-tech now features an internal safety pressure relief disc, or "burst disc". The PFM series has long been relied upon to measure flow, pressure, temperature and horsepower on mobile hydraulic equipment. Effective immediately, all PFM Testers will include an internal burst disc component. The new design ensures that in the event of an over pressurization, that the fluid is safely allowed to bypass the load valve and remain within the hydraulic system. No fluids will escape outside of the tester. Maintenance costs are thereby reduced, and potential harm to the environment from spills is eliminated with the internal design. As before, the internal burst disc is field-replaceable, should an over pressurization occur.
The PFM Tester utilizes a turbine rotor and a magnetic pick-up to measure flow rates by measuring the frequency pulse output from the rotor. Volumetric flow rate is displayed on an LCD or sent via digital output to a PC. The PFM Series provides reliable readings with an accuracy of 1% of full scale and a repeatability of 0.2%. Temperature is measured via internal sensor, and pressure is measured via analog gauge or high-sensitivity digital sensor. For ease of use and safety, all testers have loading valves with fingertip control and pressure surge protection.
Flo-tech is part of Racine Flow Meter Group and is a leading manufacturer of portable testers and turbine flow meters for hydraulic fluids. Racine Flow Meter Group is part of Racine Federated Inc., a private corporation celebrating 40 years of continuous operation in Racine, Wis., USA. Racine Flow Meter Group manufactures turbine, variable area, hydraulic testing, differential pressure, vortex shedding and ultrasonic flow measurement products. Brand names include Blancett, Dynasonics, Flo-tech, Hedland, Preso and Racine Vortex. The Racine Flow Meter Group serves industrial, oil & gas, municipal, irrigation and energy management markets worldwide.
Flo-tech, Racine Flow Meter Group
8635 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53406-3738 USA