Follow us...

 

Search News Archives

Monthly Newsletter

 

Lab Bulletin August Newsletter

view the latest issue

Subscribe

News Channels

 

New Laboratory Products

 

Lab News

 

Microscopy & Image Analysis

 

Separation Science

 

Research & Case Studies

 

Literature

 

Videos

 

Events | Webinars

 

 

 

Conferences | Events

Flow Meters Provide Valuable Data to Formula 1© Racing Teams

publication date: May 9, 2014
 | 
author/source: Titan Enterprises

F1

Titan Enterprises reports on the successful application of its flow meters for research by Formula 1© racing teams at their test facilities around the world.

Managing Director of Titan Enterprises – Trevor Forster commented “Flow meters have recently become a hot topic in Formula 1© with one team casting doubt on the approved fuel flow meter (not from Titan) that has to be fitted to every car”.  He added “Because of this negative press we felt it right to share some of the successful implementations of Titan flow metering technology”.

A few seasons ago another F1© team did not trust the fuel flow figures being returned from their engine suppliers fuel management systems.  Titan designed a very lightweight oval gear flow meter to be installed safely in the fuel tank of the racing car.  Designed to be immune to immersion in fuel and the very noisy electrical environment of an F1© racing car the flow meter has provided accurate flow measurement over an extended period of time.

Other engine and car manufacturing companies are using Titan’s Atrato ultrasonic flow meter for both diesel and petrol measurement on test stands and in engine development. Unlike the controversial flow meter much discussed in the F1 racing press, the Atrato does not have a contorted flow path and fuel passes straight through the meter and can therefore be at the same bore as the fuel lines. This reduces the pressure loss and keeps “dead” fuel volume to a minimum. A development of this meter is being undertaken with a diesel like fuel and tests, over the customers flow range, return accurate results from -20 to +30°C.  

Titan high pressure flow meters have been widely used in the hydraulic systems of F1 racing cars to measure fluid flow. A high performance engine company also uses Titan flow meters to monitor the oil flow lubricating its turbo units on the test bench.

Formula 1 engines typically have no cooling fans and therefore need to reliably run at temperatures in excess of 200°C. Measuring the high flow of coolant water at these elevated temperatures without causing an undue pressure drop in the system was another development undertaken by Titan.   Using the inherent very low pressure drop of their Oval gear flow meter design - Titan produced a 200°C, 50 L/minute flow meter with a pressure drop of less than 100mBar. 

With over 40 years’ experience in flow meter innovation and manufacture, Titan's company philosophy of "pushing the envelope by trying to do things a little different and better" has resulted in sales of over 250,000 products into 40 countries worldwide and a repeat purchase rate of 95%. Today Titan supplies innovative flow measurement solutions to a broad range of market sectors, including medical, chemical, petrochemical, food and drink, laboratory and pharmaceutical.  


more about flow meters


more news from titian software




 

 

Popular this Month...

Our Top 10 most popular articles this month

 

Today's Picks...

 

 


 

Looking for a Supplier?

Search by company or by product

 


Company Name:

Product:


 

 

Please note Lab Bulletin does not sell, supply any of the products featured on this website. If you have an enquiry, please use the contact form below the article or company profile and we will send your request to the supplier so that they can contact you directly.

Lab Bulletin is published by newleaf marketing communications ltd

 


Promotions

 

Media Partners