mass flow metering Articles

  • Thermal mass flowmeters fill the bill in precision gas-ratio control application

    Fiberglass insulation manufacturing is almost akin to making cotton candy. A mixture of silica and other components are melted and passed through a spinning extruder, then rapidly cooled with compressed air (see Figure). As older fiberglass manufacturing plants have demonstrated, manual control of air and natural gas flow to the burners used to melt the initial mix often results in unacceptable ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Particulate Matter Testing - BG3 Partial Flow Dilution Emissions Sampling - Case Study

    Today, the BG3 Elite Series for partial flow dilution (PFD) is the standard used to test and measure particulates by such industry giants as Caterpillar, John Deere, Perkins, JCB, and even the US EPA, and has found a global installed base of hundreds of units.  On January 7, 2011, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Smart–Trak 2 mass flow controllers put users in control

    Next Generation of High-Performance Digital Gas Mass Flow Meters Sierra Instruments is introducing its next generation of high-performance digital gas mass flow meters and controllers—the Smart-Trak 2 Model 100. The proprietary ST2 technology in every Model 100 is based on five-year’s worth of user feedback and suggestions, says Mark McMahon, product manager for Sierra ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Advantages of flexible flow measurement in sub-metering of natural gas

    The ability to measure gas flow more accurately with sub-metering based on a new technology, can result in substantial savings. Natural Gas: An Abundant Resource Unlike oil, natural gas exists in abundance in the United States. Of the natural gas consumed in the United States in 2011, 95% was produced domestically. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects U.S. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Flow metering with MaxxFlow HTC - Case Study

    Application An important part of the production of cement is the processing of raw meal in the cyclone dust heater. During this process cement meal is heated by an airstream. Thereby CO2 is extracted from the cement. At the beginning of this process raw meal is stored in a silo, from where it is discharged via an air slide into a bucket elevator. The bucket elevator ...


    By ENVEA

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A flow meter works by measuring the amount of a gas, liquid or steam that passes through or around the flow meter sensors. While flow meter sensors work in many different ways, the end goal is the same: Deliver the most accurate and repeatable flow measurements for the specific application, whether for general research, process control or semiconductor processing. Flow meters measure either mass ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A water flow meter is a device that measures the amount of water flowing through a pipe. There are several water flow meter technologies to choose from depending on the water measurement application, maintenance requirements, and budgetary terms.  Each of these types of water flow meters has a unique principle of operation, specific application benefits, and overall ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Implementation of an on-line artificial intelligence district meter area flow meter data analysis system for abnormality detection: a case study

    Faster detection of bursts saves water, minimises the inconvenience of interruption to customers and decreases the damaging consequences to infrastructure. Flow monitoring techniques are used by water service providers to monitor leakage, generally through offline application of mass balance type calculations and manual observations of change in night line values. This paper presents the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to Reduce Methane Emissions with Thermal Mass Flow Meters

    The flare gas discussion is heating up again. According to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. oil production is at an all-time high, and so are the harmful methane emissions from leaks, flaring and venting. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has proposed to update ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Batch production of confectionary and dessert mixes

    Description: Universal feeding and mixing stations for the production of confectionary, cake and dessert mixes Clients: Systems commissioned for high volume, quality food manufacturers Products: Sugar, starch, cacao, flavours, vitamines, liquids Requirement: Flexible, high throughput mixing plants installed into buildings with limited headroom. Frequent recipe changes demand simple change ...


    By Gericke

  • Repeatability is King: Up to Tenfold Improvement

    Axetris has improved the repeatability specifications of its mass flow meters and controllers. Repeatability often more important than absolute accuracy Repeatability provides information about the precision, that is, the absolute difference between a pair of repeated test results measured by one instrument under unchanged conditions. To measure precision, the same ...


    By Axetris AG

  • Mugen-Honda Motorsports - Milton Keynes, UK - Case Study

    Perhaps no other recent project best demonstrates our design capability more than this high performance engine test facility we developed and built from the ground up to support the highest level of motorsport.  We produced a short video about this industrial engine facility project, which highlights: Our vehicle facility design/build philosophy Our customer working ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Achievement Unlocked: Brian Estep Appointed Vice Chair of ASME’s Thermal Committee

    To solve problems and build solutions in the modern world, an engineer must have clear focus, an ability to think critically under pressure, and a willingness to work long hours. When skills are developed over time and knowledge is refined, meaningful innovation can and does come to fruition. However, what allows one to rise above day-to-day work to make a positive impact on the engineering ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Engine Test Facility Design Project - Mugen-Honda Motorsports | Milton Keynes, UK - Case Study

    Perhaps no other recent project best demonstrates our design capability more than this high performance engine test facility we developed and built from the ground up to support the highest level of motorsport.  We produced a short video about this industrial engine facility project, which highlights: Our vehicle facility design/build philosophy Our customer working ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Soil Vapor Extraction (In Situ)

    Introduction Soil vapor extraction (SVE) is an in situ unsaturated (vadose) zone soil remediation technology in which a vacuum is applied to the soil to induce the controlled flow of air and remove volatile and some semivolatile contaminants from the soil. The gas leaving the soil may be treated to recover or destroy the contaminants, depending on local and state air discharge regulations. ...

  • TDS: `The Done Sale`

    Many Americans have at least some concern that their tap water is problematic, yet they don’t know where to begin. The TDS, or total dissolved solids, meter can be the first step in determining if there’s a problem. The term TDS has long been well-known in the water treatment industry, yet still has not penetrated the mass consumer market. However, by hearing your brief explanation, ...


    By HM Digital, Inc.

  • Oval Flow Meters – Company Review

    The OVAL Corporation of Japan is one of the leading manufacturers of precision and speciality flow meters. They have been a pioneer in the field of flow measurement and control for almost 50 years. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the iCenta Controls partnership with Oval. Established in 1949 in Tokyo, Japan, Oval now has several factories and companies worldwide. It’s heavily ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • Waste Fuel Case History

    The Customer The company engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of machinery for decomposing petroleum-based materials. The company uses microwave technology for recovering hydrocarbons and fossil fuels from sources, such as tires, oil shale, capped wells, coal, automotive shredded residue, municipal solid waste, shale deposits, and waste oil streams. The ...

  • How to Supercharge the SmartTrak Mass Flow Controller with Compod

    Streamline, simplify and save time and money by plugging the innovative Compod upgrade into the face of any SmartTrak 100 mass flow meter or controller. SmartTrak is not only a true multi-gas digital mass flow controller, it can control your process too. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

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