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Fuel Consumption Meter for Generators

The M1-FCM Fuel Consumption Meter is designed for precision measurement of fuel flows to and from engines used in power systems.  Diesel Engines operate to flow fuel from the fuel tank to the engine with a return flow of unused fuel back to the tank. 

The M1-FCM system is designed for precision metering of fuel flows to and back from the engine with the net consumption being the difference.

The difficulty of the application is that the return flow fuel temperature is usually much higher than the supply flow temperature.  Since diesel fuel volume is sensitive to temperature changes, precision measurement must include temperature compensation.

A second difficulty is that the precision is not a point in time, but generally a run event that can be of minutes or hours or days duration.  This means that small errors in measurement can accumulate to grossly inaccurate conclusion.

Learn More:

M1-FCM Data Sheet

M1-FCM Instruction Manual