Looking for a fuel flow meter.


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Old 03-04-15, 08:37 AM
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Looking for a fuel flow meter.

Hello All! I am looking for a fuel flow meter that will measure fuel consumption on my domestic hydronic system which consists of a Kerr Saturn boiler with a Riello 40 F5 burner. The burner nozzle is a Delavane 0.5gpm. I have looked on Fleabay but there are many, many options.....a lot of them junk! I was wondering if anyone here could recommend a particular model or brand.

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Old 03-04-15, 08:54 AM
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The good ones (which is what you should use) are uber-expensive.

A better solution is an elapsed time meter on the oil solenoid valve that lets you know how long the burner is spraying oil.

You know the firing rate of the burner, simple multiplication tells you the gallons.
 
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He needs to know the pump pressure too and look up what that particular nozzle delivers at the specified pressure.
 
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Old 03-04-15, 09:43 AM
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"Firing rate" takes pump pressure into account.

It is the ACTUAL GPH that is sprayed, NOT the nozzle stamping.
 

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