Impact Scale Terms
Feed throat – The inlet of the impact flow meter where the material being measured will enter.
Flow rate – The speed material is flowing through the solid impact flow meter.
Impact plate – The steel plate inside the scale that the material being measured hits before passing through.
Integrator – The indicator displays both flow rate and total. The integrator provides an output signal that can be used for batching, blending, and inventory purposes.
Load cell – The sensor inside the j-box that is compressed by the force of material hitting the impact plate.
Material calibration - The method of collecting material that has passed through the dry solid impact flow meter to be weighed on a separate scale. By comparing the totalizer reading of the impact meter with the weight of material collected on the reference scale, the impact meter can be successfully calibrated.
Totalizer – The total amount of material that has passed through the impact meter since last reset.
Tank Gauge Terms
Conductor pipe – The pipe that is suspended from the tank top.
Indicator – The display that shows the tank level in inches.
Pressure Transducer – The sensor inside the gauge that measures the back pressure.
Pump Cutout – An optional contact that can be used to shut off the fill pump when the gauge reaches a certain level.
Sensing Line – ¼” tubing that connects the tank gauge to the conductor pipe.
Tank Sticking – Using a stick to measure the level from the bottom of a tank.