Flow transmitters and flow meters are often referred to as the same instrument. However, this is not the case. A flow transmitter can be seen as an upgraded flow meter and a vital part of the flow system. It is a flow meter with an integrated circuit as its operating system.
In the flow transmitter, the movement of flow rate measurement is performed by the electronic circuit to obtain the commands from the operator. Since the flow transmitters feature an electronic circuit, they can control and monitor the fluid flow using these devices.
To remember the difference between a flow meter and a transmitter, think of the following; the flow meter is designed to measure flow. On the other hand, flow transmitters can not only measure flow. They can also help control and monitor flow.