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Why quality matters when choosing a flowmeter?

By Hans Kos

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Kytola has multiple different flowmeters for various needs

Kytola Instruments has been manufacturing and developing high quality flow measuring instruments and control devices since 1945. For the past 75 years, Kytola has been steadily grown to an internationally recognized enterprise that focuses in engineering and manufacturing products that are made to last.

What is Kytola’s recipe for its success?

The answer is actually very simple: customers want constant high quality, accuracy and reliability.

Kytola’s customer orientated and highly skilled staff is always ready to listen customers’ needs and eagerly responding to those while prioritizing long lasting, high quality solutions.

There are numerous producers of flow meters which manufacturing methods and standards are not as high as Kytola’s and consequently the accuracy and constant quality suffers from it. These flow meters might be a lot cheaper to produce but typically have many disadvantages.

If you would put such a flowmeter under a microscope, you would see that the inner tube where the float is moving up and down is very rough. A small bit of contamination or moist will stick to the wall causing the float not to move freely.

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Kytola flowmeters are produced with state-of-the-art CNC machines which provide their impeccable quality compared to several products on the market. CNC machines are high precision tools that are computer controlled and make the manufacturing process highly efficient. Materials used for production go through a strict quality control system. The plastic gets a special treatment to prevent expansion or shrinking due to temperature and pressure changes while in use.

Choosing Kytola products has variety of benefits:

• Special scales
• Special ranges
• Even a combination of both scales and ranges
• Short delivery time.

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While the production and manufacturing take place in Finland, Kytola has subsidiaries in North America, Sweden and Germany, as well as many local distributors all over the world, which means that choosing a Kytola flowmeter is just around the corner.

If you want to measure liquid or gas in a simple accurate way, Kytola Instruments is your answer.

Keywords: Variable area flowmeters, flowmeters, high quality, Kytola Instruments

By Hans Kos

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When I am asked to tell the benefits of the Kytola oil lubrication system, I always start with a question: “Have you had a bearing failure within a year?” If the response is affirmative, I know that eventually the financial losses for the mill are inevitable for the following reasons:

• The machine must stop
• The bearing must be replaced
• In the worst case, a complete roller must be switched out
• Chance for fires are there due to extreme heat in the bearing house





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There are many possibilities to lubricate your bearings but what is the key factor why customers choose Kytola products?

If the lubrication oil to the bearing is controlled, there is a much lower chance of a bearing failure.

There are many lubrication systems on the market, but Kytola Instruments products take a step further. Kytola products not only measure the oil flow going to the bearing, we also alarm it in 3 ways to make sure that if something goes wrong, you can take action while the machine is still running.

The Kytola oil lubrication system is based on positive displacement meters (oval gear meters) that measure a calibrated portion of the oil going to the bearing. If the meters slow down for a reason, the Kytola electronics will alarm it as a “low flow” signal. If the turning gears stop, it will alarm as a “low low flow” signal. By turning the bypass valve 90 degrees, you are redirecting the oil flow going to the bearing and you can investigate the meter while the lubrication is still at place. You can take off the cover, take out the gears and clean them.

There is also a “high flow” alarm. This alarm protects the bearing from not getting any oil while you think everything is OK.

Example: During a shutdown, maintenance is working on a bearing. Once finished they forget to hook up the lubrication point. Because there is no resistance from the bearing house, the flow will be much higher than normal, and the alarm will show.

Because the oval gear system from Kytola is so accurate, and the repeatability is fantastic, you can regulate the oil flow to the bearing at 0.1 pints/min. By cooling the bearing to the best temperature, the lifetime of the bearing will be much longer.

Kytola Instruments have many options for a single bearing systems to complete machines with several hundreds of bearings. Our skilled staff is ready to help and find the solution for your needs.

Kytola Instruments is a manufacturer and developer of flow meters, oil lubrication systems and oil analyzers.