5. What do you want to achieve with your flow meter?
When selecting your flow meter, you need to think of what is important in your process. What do you want to achieve?
Performance versus price
The most common criteria to select a flow meter are price and performance. If you place price at the top of your criteria, you are likely to get a basic instrument, with less than average performance.
Next to the price of the component, installation, maintenance, and repairs over time should be included in calculating the total cost of ownership. How much the meter costs to operate, like its electrical consumption, can also increase the overall cost of the flow meter.