Perform Energy Audits Using Ultrasonic Flow Technology

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With the rising cost of energy and escalating environmental concerns, the need for accuracy in energy consumption measurement has never been more critical.

According to the US Department of Energy, the average industrial plant spends about 30% of their operating budget on energy.

With so much tied up in energy costs, how do facility managers ensure their processes are running efficiently with minimal energy being wasted?

The GE PT878 clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter offers a reliable and cost-effective solution. The accuracy of its patented correlation transit-time signal processing provides clear insight as to what is happening inside a pipe. Not to mention, its portability and non-intrusive design make it easy to use and transport between surveys.

Here’s how it works:

Let’s say management needs to know how much energy is being used to cool one of their facilities. To determine how much energy is being consumed, we can compare flow and temperature when chilled water first enters the building, to flow and temperature when the water returns.

Just strap the transducers with some couplant onto your water pipes, connect them to the meter, and you’re good to go! Our rental specialist, Matt, demonstrates how easy it is.

Conducting this test at multiple locations throughout a plant, or at various buildings on the same company’s campus, can reveal unusual differences between areas or buildings operating under similar conditions.

Gaining insight on usage patterns can help management make more informed decisions, helping prioritize energy-saving initiatives focused on reducing waste, lowering costs, and maximizing ROI.

For more information on flow measurement instrumentation and equipment, visit our website or give us a call at 866-736-8347 — we are happy to help!

See how ultrasonic clamp-on flow meters can save calibration time and money.

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