Air Flow Monitoring Articles

  • Refinery tracks down costly air leaks – Case Study

    A refinery recently installed two new air compressors in their plant and specified two mass flow meters to measure utility air use and dry instrument air mass flow rate as well as total plant output. Their principal objective was to monitor increased air usage or temperature changes that might indicate a leak…a costly proposition. SIERRA’S SOLUTION The plant engineers ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Smart compressed air measurement - Case Study

    Air may be free, but compressed air certainly isn’t. Every day, leaks and inefficient compressors cost companies money and lead to more electricity usage. As air  compressors churn away 24/7, endlessly maintaining the air pressure in compressed air distribution lines, dollars leak away from the bottom line. Measuring compressed air can be a big challenge. In many manufacturing ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Air usage data increases company profit - Case Study

    A large American container company required mass flow meters on their air compressor lines to help evaluate the efficiency of blow mold machines in their plant. The manufacturer melts PET chips and extrudes them through blow mold machines to produce plastic bottles for the beverage industry. Plant engineers need data on compressed air usage to help them reduce utility and production costs. Four ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Reducing the threat of carbon soot – Case Study

    The U.S. government now recognizes that black carbon soot is the number two cause of climate change and the most important component of air pollution affecting our public health. This soot, caused mainly by the burning of fossil fuels and firewood, is often found in huge smog-like plumes known as "atmospheric brown clouds." According to a report commissioned by the U.N. Environment Program, this ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Facility reduces process downtime – Case Study

    A facilities subcontractor for Boeing required meters to monitor the make-up air mass flow rate into a painting facility. The make-up fans ensure compliance with OSHA and Boeing air quality standards by reducing contamination and airborne particles that result from over-spray. The Boeing standard dictates a minimum airflow of 125 SFPM to the paint booths. Should the airflow drop below this ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Optimizing air flows to aeration basins – Case Study

    As a result of clean energy mandates and the rising cost of energy, wastewater treatment facilities around the country are retrofitting their instrumentation to run highly efficient, cost-effective, clean facilities. To reduce emissions and produce clean energy, solid wastes are often digested in large digester tanks to reduce the volume of waste (sludge) and produce more biogas, which is then ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Mass flow sensing improves leak test efficiency

    Mass flow meters reduce risk of measurement error and provide a reliable, quantitative measurement of product quality and production process control. In the leak testing application, mass flow meters offer advantages unmatched by other instruments. Today, leak testing must be not only precise, accurate and irrefutable, but also easy-to-use, fast and efficient. With mass flow sensing, dry air ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Emissions measurement - Discover a new way of particulate emissions measurement for light-duty vehicles

    New article from Sierra in Automotive Testing International Magazine entitled "Emissions Measuremen" explores how combining partial flow sampling and direct exhaust flow measurement provides an ideal solution for particulate emissions measurement from light-duty vehicles. With the phase-in of LEV-3 this year targeting a 3mg/mile PM limit, followed by a 1mg/ mile PM limit phasing-in by 2025, ...


    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.

  • Quantity measurement with MaxxFlow HTC - Case Study

    Application A manufacturer of building materials producing drywall products. The production process uses clay, which is fed by a screw conveyor from a silo onto a conveyor belt. Between the two conveying devices the material quantity requires to be measured. This was performed by an Impact Flowmeter. Using the Impact Flowmeter the clay caused contamination and ...


    By ENVEA

  • Bunker disputes avoided by using coriolis meters - Case study

    Coriolis meters are being used in the shipping industry to give true volume of fuel being delivered and to avoid bunker disputes due to aeration of fuel, known as the ‘Cappuccino’ effect MORE INFORMATION Fuel suppliers sometimes introduce air intentionally into marine fuel during ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • Thermal mass flow meter for Compressed air solution - Case study

    iCenta delivered the IC-MCF Air Flow Meter complete with ancillary accessories. The IC-MCF air flow meter is indispensable for managing energy use with compressed air / nitrogen up to 12000 L/min (normal). The inexpensive mass flow meter provides precision and wide rangeability as a result of being micro-machined, integration of a micro-flow sensor and advanced channel-design technology. The ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • 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.

  • Newest and Best Update for DG-1000 Available Now!

    We are extremely pleased to announce the latest update to the DG-1000 Pressure and Flow Gauge and it is available now.  After each of the previous updates we heard from customers about features they would like to see in the DG-1000 as well as improvements of existing features.  In this release we have made the most significant upgrades to the DG-1000 since it was first introduced.  ...

  • Now Measure All Flow Energy in Your Facility - One Solution - Three Metering Technologies

    Facilities managers at large facilities often have the challenging task of managing all the flow energy in their facility with the mandate from upper management to save money on energy costs. To accomplish this goal, it’s critical to get accurate flow measurement data of the flow energy in your facility such as: natural gas, compressed air, steam, chilled and hot water. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • State of the Art Novel InFlowTech; 1-Gearturbine RotaryTurbo, 2-Imploturbocompressor One Compression Step

    *State of the Art - Novel InFlow Tech - Featured Project Development;  1-Gearturbine, 2-Imploturbocompressor: *Wordpress Blog State of the Art Novel InFlow Gearturbine Imploturbocompressor: http://stateoftheartnovelinflowtech.blogspot.mx/ ...

  • The benefits of monitoring compressed air

    Compressed air is used in many manufacturing processes for many different reasons, from the actuation and control of pneumatic valves and cylinders to the operation of process machinery and tooling. It can also be used as a transport medium for bulk materials or as a purge gas. For all its uses it is nonetheless expensive. This is why, through detailed monitoring, a business can enjoy the ...


    By Contrec Ltd

  • Innovative safety control

    Specialists of the LAMSYSTEMS Company implemented innovative approach providing protection efficiency of the microbiological safety cabinet class II NEOTERIC. Microbiological safety cabinets are used for operator, product, and environment protection when ...


    By Lamsystems

  • What`s the Best Air Pollution Control Technology for My Process?

    Air pollution control equipment is not something that business owners address by saying, “Let’s do the right thing for the environment and install an oxidizer!” In fact, the scenario is more likely to be “We need to increase productivity (always a good thing!), but that will put us over our annual emissions limits. Do we know what we will need? Where do we start? Who can ...

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