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Flow Meters

Our flow meters are well suited for these applications: air flow meter, water flow meter, petroleum flow meter, oil flow meter, water based fluids, chemicals and specialty gases.  Speedy diagnosis of hydraulic circuit faults for flows ranging from 2 to 360 l/min. The equipment is portable and no power source is required.  Our Flow Meter product line includes variable area flow meters, designed to monitor oil, phosphate ester, water and water-based emulsions, air and other compressed gases. We offer flow meters constructed of high-performance materials including: Anodized Aluminum, Brass, and Stainless Steel. The  meters are easy to install, operate in any position (no flow straighteners or special piping needed) and are accurate to ± 2% of full scale.

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Basic In Line Flow Meters

We offer a complete line of variable area flow meters to measure oil, phosphate esters, water and water-based fluids, as well as air and other compressed gases.

  • Rugged, durable construction featuring aluminum, brass and stainless steel bodies
  • Most models available in sizes from 1/4″ to 3″
  • Accuracy of ±2% of full scale
  • Temperatures to 240 °F (116°C); 400 °F (204°C) for high temperature models
  • Pressures up to 6000 psi (414 bar)
  • Operates in any position
  • No flow straighteners or special piping required
  • 360° rotatable scales
  • Custom scales available

Flow Alert Flow Switches

The Flow Alert flow switches provide both visual flow indication and the capability to signal alarms, open or close circuits, trigger warning lights and buzzers, and shut down pumps or other equipment.

  • Micro switch (latching) or reed switch (proximity) models available
  • Choice of one or two switches per meter
  • Available in meter sizes from 1/4″ to 11/2″
  • Accuracy of ±2% of full scale


The VA High Pressure Test Kits are designed to measure flow and pressure. Power measurements are derived from the product of flow and pressure. Includes: Basic Flow Meter, Control Valve & Pressure Gauge.

  • Construction: Available in Aluminum, Brass and T303 SS
  • Sizes: 1/4 to 1-1/2 inch NPT(F), SAE and BSPP ports
  • Pressure up to 6000 psi (414 bar) maximum
  • Temperature up to 240°F (116°C)
  • Accuracy ±2% full scale
  • Repeatability ±1%
  • Standard calibration: .876 specific gravity, 140 SUS (32 cSt) hydraulic oil
  • Direct reading
  • Install in any position
  • 360° rotatable guard/scale
  • Easier to read linear scale
  • Good viscosity stability (40 to 500 SUS / 4.2 to 108 cSt)
  • No flow straighteners or special piping required

EZ-View® In-Line Flow Meters

End fittings in brass, 303 stainless steel or PVC
Available in sizes from 1/2″ to 2″
Temperatures to 250°F (121°C)
Pressures up to 325 psi (22.4 bar)
Accuracy of ±5% of full scale
Flow-AlertTM models available

Aluminum meters are offered as a rugged, low cost flow meter for monitoring non-corrosive water-based or petroleum-based fluids in flow ranges up to 300 GPM (1100 LPM) and pressures up to 3,500 psi (241 bar).

Brass models are recommended for water systems or other applications where galvanic corrosion could become a problem. Brass meters are rated to withstand pressures up to 3,500 psi (241 bar), and are available up to 150 GPM (560 LPM).

For higher pressure systems we recommend our T303 Stainless Steel models, and for corrosive or caustic fluids, we recommend our T316 Stainless Steel meters. These meters can withstand pressures up to 6,000 psi (414 bar) with flow ranges up to 150 GPM (560 LPM).

The standard flow scale for liquids is calibrated in GPM and LPM at .876 specific gravity for petroleum, 1.18 s.g. for phosphate ester, 1.0 s.g. for water and water-based emulsions, 1.0 s.g. for air and compressed gases. Special scales are also available in other units of measure or specific gravities. The pneumatic meters are offered with a unique multi-pressure flow scale, calibrated to indicate flow rate, in standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM), or liters per second (LPS), at various pressure from 40 to 130 psi (3 to 9 bar).

It’s Easy to Order from SCI Sharp Controls:

For 30 years, SCI Sharp Controls has been satifying customers with hydraulic, pneumatic and filtration products. Call us with your first order, and one of our expert hydraulic representatives will make sure you are ordering the exact hydraulic test stand, hydraulic power unit, hydraulic product or replacement parts you need. Call 704-394-1395. After your initial order, subsequent orders can be fax’d or emailed to your SCI Sharp Controls representative. We look forward to doing business with you.


SCI Sharp Controls, Inc.
11331 Downs Road
Charlotte, NC 28134

Call 704-394-1395
Fax: 704-392-5521

Call 704-394-1395 to place your first order. After your initial order, subsequent orders can be placed via fax or email to your SCI Sharp Controls representative.