Flow / Oil & Gas
TOOLING FOR THE FLOW METERING INDUSTRY
GLE-Precision manufactures flow meter components
The flow meter components and tooling GLE-Precision produces are used in a wide variety of challenging oil and gas operations, from pipelines to gas and liquid measurement. The measuring of the flow of liquids involved in oil operations on and offshore demand quality flow measurement performance. Our customers expect the highest expectations will be met in regards to performance and quality with the parts GLE-Precision manufacturers. Flow meter components are used in a variety of settings including industrial, commercial and residential markets. GLE-Precision also provides solutions for the flow metering industry. Our components are manufactured for high-accuracy flow metering solutions, solving some of the world’s most difficult and challenging applications. Ceramic and carbide washers, journals, bearings, shafts and bushings are some of the major products GLE-Precision manufactures in this segment. High surface finishes, material determinations and small parts are the key importance factors in this particular market segment.
Material Determinations with Flow Meter Components
Materials are chosen based on the application and therefore, different grades of carbides and ceramics have better characteristics for flow metering applications than others. Many companies use nickel carbides, which are preferred in corrosive environments, such as water and water soluble pollutants. Carbides are known to improve durability and minimize maintenance over time. Other customers prefer ceramics because of the low thermal conductivity and heat resistance properties. If your application is requiring elevated temperatures, ceramic may be the best material to use. Ceramics also have a high durability, meaning they are long lasting and hard wearing.
Finish Requirements with Flow Meter Components
Surface finish and wear characteristics are of most importance to our Flow Metering and Oil and Gas customers. This is because of contact surfaces (surface finishes) and increasing component life (wear characteristics). Surface finishes have a large impact on the performance and durability of a part. Many parts and components produced for this segment have surface finishes of 4RA (.1016 micron) or better. GLE-Precision has perfected proprietary techniques to improve the surface finish of a part. As a company, we say we can provide a surface finish of .4RA (.01016 micron) or better. To see this for yourself, Contact Us and send us your prints!
GLE manufactures ceramic and carbide thrust washers, journals, bearings and shafts for the flow metering industry.
The parts and components we produce are used in a wide variety of challenging oil and gas operations, from pipelines to gas and liquid measurement. GLE also provides solutions for the flow metering industry. Our components are manufactured for high-accuracy flow metering solutions, solving some of the most difficult applications..