Flow measurement applications measure the quantity or rate of flow of gas, steam, and liquids moving through a pipe.
Precise measurement of utilized materials can enhance safety and process optimization while virtually eliminating room for error.
Although gases are much more difficult to measure than other substances, this information is essential to the success of an application.
Gas meters are commonly employed in commercial, residential, and industrial buildings that use fuel gas derived from a gas utility.
Implementing industrial flow measurement processes provides consumers with consistent and improved safety, quality, environmental conservation, and process development.
Though flow meters are highly useful applications, not every project requires one.
Certain industrial applications call for precise calculation of quantity, wherein the efficiency of a flow meter is essential.
It is important to note, however, that different media call for different tools and there is no across-the-board solution; choosing the right type of flowmeter for your project is critical to its success.
Gas measurement systems come in a variety of types, each with distinct benefits:
- Coriolis – Gaining popularity in large-line manufacturing, Coriolis flowmeters are the most accurate meters on the market and require little maintenance.
- Ultrasonic – Transit-time and Doppler meters are the two main kinds of ultrasonic meters, each providing high accuracy volume flow measurement, a repeatable process and tolerance of extreme temperatures.
- Vortex – Vortex flow meters are extremely versatile, reliable, and accurate.
- Thermal – Thermal flow meters are affordable and well-suited for measuring stack flow, mass flow, emissions, and low-pressure gases.
To know precisely which type of gas measurement solution your application requires, you must consider a number of factors including flow rate and accuracy, pressure and temperature range, piping and installation area, flow characteristics, repeatability, and more.
Each of these considerations will help to determine which flow meter is appropriate for your industrial application.
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