One of the widely used, automation and process control devices is the flow meter, it is a device used to measure the flow rate of liquids or gases within a pipe. The devices is also used to automate certain processes, such as tank filling, process mixing and many more.
The flow meter should also be noted to have many kinds and types, one type of flow meter can only be used on clear liquids, and some meters can only measure liquids with high-viscosity. Material of the sensor should also be put into consideration, some liquids may damage the meter based in chemical reactions.
In this project, we are only going to use clear liquids, with a low-level threshold flow rate, users can take the advantage of the gen4-uLCD-43DT’s easy-adaptability with existing hardware. The Diablo16 processor is perfect for this application as it can count the pulses provided by the flow sensor while simultaneously and accurately calculating the flow rate result.