The Sparling Model 102/182 MainLine Direct Drive Propeller Flow Meter

For over 100 years, Sparling’s Mainline direct drive propeller flow meters have earned a reputation as a rugged, continuous duty, flow measurement device that requires minimal maintenance. The FM102/FM182 line of direct drive propeller meters continues that tradition.

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Sparling’s Model 102/182 Mainline Direct Drive Propeller Meters have a rugged, robust design. The direct drive gear pair ensures accurate fluid flow measurement readings at low flow values.

Key features include:

  • Like all Sparling propeller meters, the 102/182 MainLine Direct Drive Propeller Flow Meter boasts an accuracy of +/- 0.5% (should this be +/- 2%?) of rate, guaranteed by certified wet calibration at three test points in Sparling’s NIST traceable hydraulic flow labs.
  • Registration furnished in any standard Engineering Unit required.
  • Sparling MainLine Meters are easily maintained with standard tools
  • Sturdy cast or fabricated steel construction
  • Totalizer is protected by cast metal enclosure with locking hasp

Materials of Construction:

  • Coverplate: Cast Iron
  • Propeller: Molded Polyurethane
  • Gear Box: Brass
  • Mechanical Parts: Stainless Steel — Standard
  • Bearings: Rubber — High Velocity Range, Stainless Steel — Standard Range

The design of the 102/182 MainLine Direct Drive Meter is based on Sparling’s proven meters that have been used in agricultural, municipal, and industrial applications for decades.

The 102/182 MainLine Direct Drive Propeller Meter is ideal for measuring flow of water in systems with no particulate (less than 0.5%) in cold water (not exceeding 100 degrees F) and applications where no power is available, including:

  • Municipal Systems
  • Industrial Applications
  • Agricultural Applications
  • Well Water Systems
  • Irrigation Systems

Product Data Sheet FM102 Direct Drive Meters Sizes 2″ through 14″
Product Data Sheet FM182-1 Direct Drive Meters Sizes 16″ through 72″ (150 psi max)
Product Data Sheet FM182-2 Direct Drive Meters Sizes 16″ through 72″ (250 psi max)
Product Data Sheet 110 Propeller Meter Tubes and Saddles
Product Data Sheet 190 Totalizers, Indicators & Transmitters
Product Data Sheet 190-111 Totalizer, Indicator & Transmitter
Product Data Sheet 146 Register Extension
Instructions & Operations Manual for Direct Drive Propeller Meters FM102/182
Instructions & Operations Manual for FT193 Transmitter
Instructions & Operations Manual for MA146 Register Extension