Sierra Instruments, Inc.

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  • Oil

  • Gas

  • Flow Measurement instrumentation for superior natural gas measurement & control - Oil, Gas & Refineries - Gas

    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.

  • Petrochemical

  • Flow meters solutions for petrochemical sector - Chemical & Pharmaceuticals - Petrochemical

    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.

  • Water Treatment

  • Waste Monitoring and Testing

  • Volumetric flow meters for water treatment facility support - Monitoring and Testing - Waste Monitoring and Testing

    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.

  • Energy

  • Thermal flowmeter solutions for energy applications - Energy

    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.

  • Air Monitoring and Testing

  • Compressed air measurement & control flow solutions - Air and Climate - Air Monitoring and Testing

    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.

  • Air and Climate

  • Flare gas measurement flow meter applications - Air and Climate

    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....

  • Flow meters for steam measurement solutions - Air and Climate

    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.

  • Carbon dioxide mass flow meters flow solutions - Air and Climate

    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.

  • Facilities management in line air flow meter solutions - Air and Climate

    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.

  • Environmental

  • Flow meters for the environmental flow solutions - Environmental

    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.

  • Flow meters solutions for developing economies - Environmental

    Flow meters solutions for developing economies

    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.

  • Flow measurement instrumentation for E-motor and EV testing - Environmental

    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.

  • Monitoring and Testing

  • Flow measurement instrumentation for engine test - Monitoring and Testing

    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 - Monitoring and Testing

    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 digital air / gas, steam, water flow meters - Monitoring and Testing

    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 - Monitoring and Testing

    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 - Monitoring and Testing

    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. ...

  • Plant services flow solutions - Monitoring and Testing

    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 meters for analytical flow solutions - Monitoring and Testing

    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.

  • Nitrogen mass flow meters for solutions - Monitoring and Testing

    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 - Monitoring and Testing

    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 - Monitoring and Testing

    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 - Monitoring and Testing

    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 - Monitoring and Testing

    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 - Monitoring and Testing

    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.

  • Flow meters for the semiconductor processing - Monitoring and Testing

    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 - Monitoring and Testing

    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.

  • Fuel flow measurement flow solutions - Monitoring and Testing

    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 - Monitoring and Testing

    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.

  • Precision liquid flow sensor measurement technology - Monitoring and Testing

    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.

  • Health Care

  • Life sciences & health flow solutions - Health Care

    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.

  • Automobile & Ground Transport

  • Custom dynamometer solutions for better vehicle NVH reduction - Automobile & Ground Transport

    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.

  • Oil, Gas & Refineries

  • Flow measurement instrumentation for custom developed test rigs - Oil, Gas & Refineries

    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 - Oil, Gas & Refineries

    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.

  • Oil & gas fluid flow solutions - Oil, Gas & Refineries

    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.

  • Aerospace & Air Transport

  • Flow meters solutions for Aerospace sector - Aerospace & Air Transport

    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.