Assure accurate and repeatable gas, liquid and steam measurement at your facility. Our volumetric vortex flow meters, multivariable mass vortex flow meters, ultrasonic flow meters and thermal mass flow meters are used for precision measurement of reactants, off-gases, and numerous other fluid flows in the refining industry.
Wax and solids build-up were plugging off pipes and in-line flowmeters at this oil battery site in Alberta. Read how Petrobakken Energy solved the problem by switching to Greyline DFM 5.0 Doppler Flow Meters with non-contacting ultrasonic sensors.
Assure accurate and repeatable gas, liquid and steam measurement throughout the oil patch, from monitoring injection at the wellhead and measuring natural gas for heaters and boilers to measuring the various process gases at the refinery or flared in the field. Our volumetric vortex flow meters, multivariable mass vortex flow meters, ultrasonic flow meters and thermal mass flow meters are used for precision measurement in the oil and gas industry.
Our thermal flow meters are widely used in flotation cells in mining. Our multivariable mass vortex flow meters are used in the oil and gas industry both at the wellhead and in the refinery. Thermal mass flow meters also have a place in the power generation industry where they are used to measure and control fuel-to-fuel air ratios.
Most chemical reactions are based on direct mass flow readings, and thus, Sierra`s immersible thermal mass flow meters and our volumetric vortex and multivariable mass vortex flow meters see extensive used in oil, gas and steam measurement. In addition, process liquid flows can be addressed with our non-intrusive clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters. Finally, our capillary thermal mass flow meters and controllers are perfect for semiconductor processing applications.
Oil wells almost always produce natural gas (“associated gas”) along with the petroleum. In many cases, it is uneconomical to process due to heavy contamination. As a consequence, this gas is combusted, “flared” or simply vented as-is during upset conditions in the process. Newly updated EPA regulations like 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOO (also known as Quad O) as well as the new RSR MACT rule for refineries, requires oil & gas companies to report the flare gas emitted to our atmosphere....
Thermal mass flow meters provide excellent measurement capabilities in dry gas flows. They have proven durability, accuracy, and repeatability. However, thermal flow meters are sensitive to liquid droplets in a wet gas stream. For a thermal flow meter to work accurately in a condensing gas environment, the probe must be placed far enough downstream so that the entrained water has condensed onto the pipe wall. In a very wet environment, any condensing liquid (commonly referred to as mist or fog) contacting the...