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Ametek expands aircraft flowmeter test capabilities

Ametek Sensors & Fluid Management Systems (SFMS) recently expanded fuel flowmeter test capabilities at its Reynosa, Mexico facility, to offer improved accuracy at even higher temperatures than previously possible, along with increased capacity to support higher customer demand.

The company historically has calibrated its true mass flowmeters at 150⁰F to provide a closer representation of in-service performance. However more recently, there has been increased demand for accuracy at temperatures up to 300⁰F.

With these expanded capabilities Ametek can offer a more accurate fuel flowmeter that directly results in less fuel being loaded into the airplane's tanks, meaning less energy is wasted transporting extra fuel.

Ametek's new hot-fuel flow stand became operational in March 2014 and currently is used on fuel flowmeters in development.