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SATAM Flow Meters

SATAM metering products are used in petroleum refineries, terminals, and distribution depots. As an expert in metering solutions, IFC uses SATAM products for many metering and petroleum supply chain applications.

SATAM fuel flow meters, specifically designed for custody transfer metering of liquid petroleum products and non-corrosive chemicals, are all made in France. Oil depots, oil road tankers, aircraft refuellers, as well as fuel dispensers utilise them for loading, unloading, transfer, blending, and additive injection operations.

SATAM Flow Meters
Features and benefits

At the heart of all SATAM metering solutions is the ZC17 Positive Displacement Flow Meter, specifically designed to measure petroleum products such as fuels, bio-fuels, oils and refined liquid hydrocarbons. Its simple design with minimal moving parts therefore makes it exceptionally robust and reliable. In addition, here are some of its features and benefits.

  • Robust construction steel-cased body and steel or aluminium manifold therefore provides a robust and long-lasting meter.
  • The simple design with very few moving parts provides high measurement accuracy over extended periods of use.
  • Modular design allows the meter to be used for a large number of measuring, as well as flow control applications.
  • Minimal moving parts help reduce maintenance costs, with many components interchangeable between models.
  • Reduced Pressure Loss 0.3 to 0.5 bar at maximum flow rate helps to maximise efficiency in the complete loading or unloading system.

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SATAM Flow Meters

Flow meters and pumps
SATAM Flow Meters

Below you will find all the key details for our STAM Flow Meters. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, then please just get in touch.  Because, we are always happy to help and answer any queries you may have.


  • ZCE 29 is a reception measuring unit designed for unloading of tank trucks, rail tankers, as well as ships.
  • It is provided with a gas elimination device.
  • This enables the complete delivery measurement to be reliable and accurate even in case of liquid – gas mixture into the up-stream delivery hose.
  • It is a compact design, therefore it can easily be installed in small areas.


.Integrated strainer and air eliminator

  • Gas elimination pipe without connection to external atmosphere.
  • Automatic gas purge system to start unloading with empty tubing.
  • Filtering with possibility of automatic clogging detection.
  • Robust and reliable measuring design
  • PD meter with moving blades.
  • Excellent long term stability.
  • Measurement accuracy independent of liquid viscosity.
  • Mechanical, as well as electronic register.
  • Mechanical register for a self-powered measuring system.
  • Electronic register for a secured back-up of transactions.

Key points

  • Simple and robust construction with minimal moving mechanical components.
  • Compact metering unit, therefore perfect for installation in smaller areas.
  • Direct connection to the up-stream centrifugal pump.
  • Measuring system supplied fully assembled and factory tested in order to ensure a maximum reliability.
  • Measurement accuracy guaranteed over a period of many years without any deviation in the calibration curve.
  • Modular design, therefore offers an extensive line of accessories to create customised measurement systems.

Sectors of application

  • Tanker truck unloading operations.
  • Hydrocarbon reception from rail tanker.
  • Fuel delivery to service station.
  • Measurement of petroleum products and bio-fuels.

Relevant industries

Suitable for the following sectors

Bulk Tank

& Energy

Case Study
The SATAM Flow Meters in action

Find out about how we helped Nustar with a loading arm upgrade replacement programme to renew their first-generation bottom loading arms.