Word forms: (regular plural) rotameters
nounWord builderThe suffix -meter is often found in words for devices that measure something. (Chemical Engineering: Fluids storage and transport) A rotameter is a device which uses a moving float to measure how fast a fluid is flowing.
⇒ The rotameter usually consists of a tapered glass tube built into a pipe line. It has a float which
moves up and down as the flow increases or decreases. ⇒ One of the most popular types of flowmeter is the rotameter, which contains a float that is free to move up or down in a transparent, vertical,
tapered tube. ⇒ A rotameter is a device which uses a moving float to measure how fast a fluid is flowing.
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