Sierra Instruments, Inc. Applications
Flow measurement instrumentation for waste water treatment flow solutions
Compressed air measurement & control flow solutions
Compressed air isn`t free, so more and more companies carefully monitor and control its usage. We manufacture a range of thermal mass flow meters and vortex flow meters that are ideal for accurate compressed air monitoring. Search for your compressed air application below for the best flow measurement solution.
Flow Measurement instrumentation for superior natural gas measurement & control
Precise measurement of natural gas requires high accuracy, low pressure drop and direct mass flow reading—all the hallmarks of Sierra’s immersible thermal, mass vortex and thermal mass flow controllers. Our mass flow controllers are ideal for natural gas flow measurement with 100:1 turndown and no moving parts, providing a robust MFC solution. Our natural gas flow measurement instruments can also handle liquefied natural gas (LNG) via our cryogenic mass vortex meters.
Flow Measurement instrumentation for mass flow measurement & control flow solutions
We manufacture a variety of mass flow technologies for precision measurement of gases, liquids, and steam.
Flow Measurement instrumentation for digital flow meter air measurement solutions
Flare gas measurement flow meter 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....
Precision liquid flow sensor measurement technology
Accurate liquid flow sensor measurement can reduce water bills, determine leakage rates, and increase system efficiency. Solve accurate water and industrial liquid flow measurement requirements with clamp-on or insertion ultrasonic flow liquid flow meters featuring precision sensing elements or our complete line of multivariable mass vortex meters.
Flow meters for steam measurement solutions
As an innovative steam flow meter manufacturer, Sierra’s InnovaMass brand was the first multivariable mass vortex flow meter to launch to market in the late 1990s. Today our flow meter steam technology is successfully used across numerous applications. Sierra`s multivariable product line features an in-line version, the InnovaMass 240 vortex flow meter; a unique immersible version, the InnovaMass 241; and the InnovaMass cryogenic version.
Fuel flow measurement flow solutions
Sierra has a complete line of fuel flow measurement instrumentation. Our ultrasonic and vortex flow meters are an ideal choice for accurate filling, transport and usage fuel flow applications found in general industry. Through our Automotive Test Division, we also manufacture a line of ultra-high accuracy vehicle consumption measurement system called
Argon mass flow meters flow solutions
Thermal mass flowmeters and controllers are ideal for Argon application where precision is key. Sierra specializes in accurate mass flow measurement and/or control of Argon gas. Popular applications range from general industrial process control, inerting and steel purification processes to name a few.
Carbon dioxide mass flow meters flow solutions
Thermal mass flowmeters are ideal for Carbon Dioxide metering and mass flow control. Sierra specializes in accurate mass flow measurement and/or control of CO2 gas. Applications range from general industrial process control across numerous industries to Green House Gas monitoring requirements and general research.
Nitrogen mass flow meters for solutions
Sierra specializes in accurate mass flow measurement and/or control of Nitorgen gas. One of the most commonly measured gases, applications are found across numerous industries ranging from general process control to scientific research and development.
Choose high accuracy gas flowmeter for increased precision and profitability
Sierra designs and manufactures a wide range of today’s most advanced analog and digital gas flowmeters and controllers, including a high-pressure gas flowmeter. For gas mixing and blending applications, accuracy and precision control and measurement are always a central requirement. Sierra’s precise flow meters and controls provide end-users with high performance in gas mixing and blending applications like creating artificial atmospheres, gas mixing in manufacturing, inerting and gas chromatography...
Ultra low pressure drop MFC flow solutions
Precision mass flow control with industry leading pressure drop of 4.5 psid (310 mBard) up to flows of 500 slpm (nlpm); Accuracy +/- 1.0% of full scale; 316 stainless steel construction; CE Approved
High pressure flow solutions
Precision high pressure mass flow control is very difficult. Sierra has met this challenge with a patented high pressure mass flow controller design that offers impermeable elastomers with very little leakby.
Low flow control (down to 0.1 sccm) flow solutions
Low flow measurement and control is a difficult application. Ultra low flow mass flow controllers can accurately control flows from 0.1 to 0.4 sccm which is ideal for measuring and controlling doping gases for pilot plants and other research houses.
High flow control (gas flow to 1000 slpm) flow solutions
Sierra is an expert in the control of high flows of gases. With our large and powerful control valves and PID valve control, Sierra`s mass flow controllers, with industry-best low pressure drop, can control much higher flows than equivalent flow controllers with minimal pressure drop requirements.
Large pipes & ducts, hot tapping, purging flow solutions
The accurate measurement of fluid flows in large ducts or pipes offers its own set of challenges. Large ducts and pipes often have swirls or turbulence in them which makes measurement difficult.
Flow meters for the semiconductor processing
From bulk gas delivery to cleaning to purging operations, Sierra`s mass flow meters and controllers offer the simplicity and robustness demanded in these applications. Our ability to handle corrosive gases, high flow rates and multiple gases with the same unit makes Sierra`s mass flow meters and controllers a tool-makers choice.
Flow meters for the process control & manufacturing flow solutions
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.
Thermal flowmeter solutions for energy applications
Sierra thermal flowmeters provide precise flow measurement solutions for a variety of industrial and energy-related applications such as flare gas measurement, cogeneration, biogas measurement, district energy applications, clean coal technology and many more.
Flow meters for the environmental flow solutions
We have developed many flow meters and controllers to measure the emissions from landfills and other green house gas producers, in addition to being a long standing leader in the testing of emissions for large engines. Water treatment is also an important driver for the company as we continue to develop innovative solutions for waste water treatment.
Facilities management in line air flow meter solutions
Sierra’s offers a complete line of precision flow solutions for any gas, liquid or steam measurement to improve energy efficiency in all facilities management applications. Our mass vortex meters are used to allocate steam, our in line thermal mass flow meters track and allocate natural gas and compressed air usage, and our clamp-on and insertion ultrasonic meters provide accurate water and water-based fluid measurement.
Flow meters for the general research flow measurement solutions
Supporting research and production worldwide for over 40 years. Mass flow meters and controllers give you the advantage with precision data and application flexibility.
Flow meters for analytical flow solutions
Our mass flow flow controllers are used in a wide variety of analytical tools ranging from chromatographs to gas mixing and blending systems to assure precision gas mass flow rate delivery.
Life sciences & health flow solutions
Our mass flow controllers in particular see extensive use in bioreactors, pill coating and the creation of artificial atmospheres for research. Our flow meters are used to leak test critical medical devices like stents, while our larger industrial devices are used to heat or steam-clean bioreactors and in facilities management in hospitals.
Flow meters solutions for petrochemical sector
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.
Oil & gas fluid flow solutions
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.
Flow meters solutions for Aerospace sector
Our flow instrumentation has been on numerous space shuttles and is currently on the International Space Station. Our high pressure mass flow controllers are used extensively in the development of advanced composites for aerospace.
Flow meters solutions for developing economiesOur 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.
Flow Measurement instrumentation for digital air / gas, steam, water flow meters
For over 40 years Sierra has advanced our flow technology to offer customers around the globe the most cutting-edge thermal technology on the market. From heavy industrial to research and analytical applications, Sierra has a wide range of digital air flow meters and controllers with digital output protocols for easy network integration. Sierra offers digital gas flow meters and mass flow meters across two core technologies:
High accuracy gas flowmeters for gas mixing & blending applications
For over 40 years, Sierra has designed and manufactured a wide range of today’s most advanced digital gas flowmeters and controllers for reasearchers and systems integrators, including a high-flow, high-pressure gas flowmeter with a complete suite of digital protocols for network integration.
Flow measurement instrumentation for maximize steam flow flow calculations
We get it. All fingers point at you if productivity slips because of incorrect steam flow calculation. All you really want are flow instruments that are easy to install and provide highly accurate data. And work 24/7 with no downtime. Meet the original. In the ’90s, Sierra was the first multivariable mass vortex flow meter supplier in the world when we pioneered InnovaMass. Vortex volumetric flow and multivariable mass flow meters are the ideal technology for calculating steam flow. ...
Flow measurement instrumentation for gas flow solutions
Sierra offers a complete line of gas mass flow meters and gas flow controllers for most gases, including corrosives and ultra-high purity gases. All of our mass flow meters and flow controllers offer direct mass flow measurement, meaning they do not require pressure or temperature compensation. In addition, Sierra is one of the few companies who can offer solutions for very small flows 94 sccm up to flows in 72-inch pipes.
Influent & effluent flow measurement solutions
Both the influent and effluent of a waste water plant must be measured. Our clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters and our vortex flow meters are ideal for this application.
Volumetric flow meters for water treatment facility support
Maintaining the health of your water treatment facility requires instrumentation you can rely on. Sierra offers turnkey solutions for a variety of gas, liquid, and steam applications. From tracking and allocating natural gas, to measuring compressed air, to aeration basins and digester gas measurements, our thermal mass flow meters are ideal: high turndown, direct mass flow and the highest accuracy in the market—+/- 0.75% of reading.
Plant services flow solutions
Mulitvariable Mass Vortex, Transit-Time Ultrasonic and Thermal Mass flow meters are used extensively to allocate steam, measure liquids and track natural gas and compressed air usage.
Flow Measurement instrumentation for LNG measurement flow solutions
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) measurement is a growing application. Sierra has lead the way with our cryogneic mass vortex technology.
Flow measurement instrumentation for oil well injection flow solutions
Volumetric vortex and multivariable mass vortex flowmeters are used at the well head to inject high pressure water or fracking agents into the borehole.
Flow measurement instrumentation for steam flow measurement for facilities, district energy
From facilities management to district heating applications, accurate steam flow measurement provides you with substantial savings on energy and maintenance costs. A multivariable mass vortex meter measures five process variables—mass flow rate, temperature, pressure, volumetric flow rate and fluid density—with one process connection.
Flow measurement instrumentation for geothermal flow solutions
The "dirty" steam produced from geothermal ground steam has always been a difficult measurement. Our unique mass vortex meters are designed for this tough application allowing steam readings in pipes up to 72" (2M).
Flow measurement instrumentation for engine test
Our approach to designing and constructing engine test facilities starts with listening and deeply understanding client requirements prior to making recommendations. Whether it is a budgetary, lead-time, or physical constraint we pride ourselves on an open flexible approach to meeting client challenges.
Flow measurement instrumentation for emissions & analytical solutions
Sierra manufacturers the BG3 Elite Partial Flow Dilution system for use in diesel particulate sampling. BG3 Elite is a direct replacement to cumbersome full flow CVS systems in both heavy and light duty emissions applications. The BG3 Elite can feed properly conditioned diluted sample flow to a Bag Mini-Diluter for gaseous analysis or even to a Particle Number measurement device.
Flow measurement instrumentation for powertrain & transmission testing
For conventional motive power units, E-Motor and Hybrid variations, our solutions include a wide range of applications. Sierra CP can supply powertrain test solutions from single gearbox, engine and transmission units to full 4x4 as installed in vehicle test solutions.
Flow measurement instrumentation for E-motor and EV testing
Sierra CP has designed and build E-Motor and EV test facilities ranging from climatic chambers that allow full dynamic and real world testing to powertrain test systems that accept full vehicle installation by connecting to the test vehicle wheel hubs.
Custom dynamometer solutions for better vehicle NVH reduction
As a global provider of custom NVH test systems flexible enough to meet a range of test specifications and budgets, Sierra uses superior NVH engineering to provide chassis dynamometers to match most customer test cell installations. We design and manufacture custom dynamometers that can measure NVH level for vehicles ranging from motorbikes and heavy duty equipment to tracked vehicles.
Flow measurement instrumentation for custom developed test rigs
It is often said that for every single engine test stand, up to five sub-component test rigs are required. To meet our customers` specific requirements, our test rig solutions are generally custom developed. The flexibility of our CADET V14 Test Automation Software allows us to use our standard control and automation system on a scalable basis to ensure that our solutions...
Flow measurement instrumentation for single cylinder and educational rigs
Sierra has installed a range of packaged engine test solutions over the years to meet a wide variety of customer testing requirements. This approach is particularly well suited to small engines ranging from industrial power units to motorcycle engines, but also provides significant benefits for advanced research single cylinder engine applications and educational / research institutions.