Air Flow Monitoring Articles

  • An Introduction to Ventilation Butterfly Valve

    Overview: Ventilation butterfly valve is used in chemical industry, building materials, power plants, glass and other industries in the ventilation, environmental engineering dust or hot air gas pipeline. It acts as a gas medium to regulate and control the flow or shut-off in the pipes. ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • Company makes ink out of India’s air pollution

    India’s dirty secret has a silver lining: The air pollution that is affecting millions of people in the country’s traffic-jammed cities can be turned into creative human expression with the help of a clever invention. A team of four young scientists have developed a special device that collects carbon soot from engine exhaust. They then turn the collected particulate matter into ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Preventable Mistakes with Vortex Flow Meters

    Vortex flow meter technology is an ideal technology for many applications particularly saturated and supersaturated steam, volumetric water applications as well as flow energy management (natural gas, compressed air, steam, water) in facilities and large campuses. In some of these applications, vortex installations can be tricky and take flow expertise for the most successful installations. Kam ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • From a standard valve to a genuine all-rounder

    With the Vidos butterfly valve, Ebro is offering plant engineers and operators alike a simple, cost-effective solution for various dosing and discharge applications. The valve allows discharge volumes to be regulated flexibly across a very wide range. Another key benefit: the manufacturer has chosen exactly the same liners, bodies, actuators and control elements as can be found in standard ...

  • Data Centre CRAC unit efficiency improvements

    One of the main types of project Munters look at is energy efficiency improvements within the thermal management side. One of the easiest changes that can be made is swapping out the old AC powered motors for EC powered impellors. the reductions in energy is considerable, with some older belt drive unit changes measuring a saving of over 60% this is due to the design of the new impellors and the ...


    By Munters

  • 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 Europe Limited

  • Numerical modelling of air-water flows in sewer drops

    The presence of dissolved oxygen (DO) in water flows is an important factor to ensure the aerobic conditions recognised as beneficial to preventing the occurrence of detrimental effects. The incorporation of DO in wastewater flowing in sewer systems is a process widely investigated in order to quantify the effect of continuous reaeration through the air-liquid interface or air entrained due to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Patoka Lake Plant upgrade requires new control valves

    Patoka Lake Regional Water & Sewer District (PLRWSD) serves 11 counties in southern Indiana with a population of around 130,000. The distribution of water travels through approximately 850 miles of pipe ranging in size from sizes 3 to 30 inches and includes numerous elevated towers or ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Corporate sustainability: A guide to measuring and improving energy efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. One solution is to encourage energy suppliers to become energy service companies, who work with customers to identify potential savings and share the benefits this delivers. For the global food processing industry, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Minute Flow Tip Video - Mass Flow Versus Volumetric Flow Technology

    When engineers and systems integrators need to measure gas flow rate in an industrial process or scientific research, there are many types of technologies to choose from.  This makes selecting the right gas flow meter a challenge. In addition to technology, engineers must consider many other parameters: price for value, cost of ownership, size of footprint, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Advantages of Using Flow Meters to Reduce Pressure Drop

    Plant operators rely on plant air pressures to maintain properly working equipment and systems. One of the most common problems affecting processing plants that utilize compressed air systems is the ability to maintain reliable air pressure throughout the distribution system. Insufficient air pressures may be due to undersized distribution piping, but it’s more commonly found that the cause ...


    By FLO-CORP

  • Numerical and experimental study of the fundamental flow characteristics of a 3D gully box under drainage

    Numerical studies regarding the influence of entrapped air on the hydraulic performance of gullies are nonexistent. This is due to the lack of a model that simulates the air-entrainment phenomena and consequently the entrapped air. In this work, we used experimental data to validate an air-entrainment model that uses a Volume-of-Fluid based method to detect the interface and the Shear-stress ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Release of hydrogen sulfide in a sewer system under intermittent flow conditions: the Eiceira case study, in Portugal

    The presence and fate of hydrogen sulfide in wastewater systems were studied in two stretches of an intercepting sewer system located in a coastal village, in Portugal. A range of hydraulic parameters were obtained and liquid and gas phase measurements were carried out, both continuously and through intensive sampling campaigns. Upstream, where flow rates were relatively low, dissolved sulfide ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Automatic control valves: how to assess ACV applications

    As automation and computers claimed a foothold in the operation and control of reservoirs and elevated water tanks, the industry moved the valve control from mechanical automatic control valves (ACV) to actuated butterfly and ball valves. The primary reason? Actuators can be controlled by SCADA systems, which have been almost ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Distribution of mean flow and turbulence statistics in plunge pools

    When the capacity of the spillway of a dam is exceeded for a given flood, overtopping occurs; in such cases potentially dangerous hydrodynamic actions and scour downstream of the dam need to be foreseen. Detailed studies of jets impinging in plunge pools from overflow nappe flows are scarce. This work addresses plunge pool flows, and compares numerical results against our own experiments. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Direct Mass Flow or Volumetric: The Thermal Flow Meter Technology Advantage!

    In today’s world where everyone is watching the bottom line, you need high performance, cost-effective instrumentation—and capillary thermal mass flow meters and controllers have been proven to meet this criteria in a wide range of process applications. Thermal mass flow technology is an industry standard for mass flow control of gases because it measures flow directly, at the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Sahara in-line inspections: when speed, accuracy and on-the-spot results matter

    For more than 15 years, water operators have relied on the Sahara® leak detection platform for speed, accuracy and on-the-spot results required for inspection of complex pipeline networks typically found in urban environments. The Sahara in-line tethered ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Cemex plant Ruedersdorf - Case Study

    CEMEX Deutschland AG is one of the biggest producers of ready-mixed-concrete, cement and minerals. In Germany CEMEX employs a staff of approximately 3,200 people and is part of the International CEMEX Group with a head count of 50,000. After the German re-unification the Company acquired the existing cement plant in Ruedersdorf. Investments to save CEMEX invested ...

  • Holcim Ste. Genevieve Cement Plant - Case Study

    Big and beautiful The new cement manufacturing facility of Holcim (US) at Ste. Genevieve with a production capacity of four million tonnes per year went on stream mid-2009 and is one of the most environmentally-efficient cement plants in the Holcim Group. It is 40 percent more energy-efficient than the Holcim (US) plants that were closed in 2009 and emits 10 to 25 percent less ...

  • Iron Ore Pelletizing Plants - Case Study

    Changing the iron ore processing chain The iron ore being mined globally can approximately be divided equally into boulders and fines. For further processing boulders have to be sized to 10-30 mm for blast furnaces and 6-18 mm for sponge iron plants. Iron ore in a finely ground state is not easily transported or readily processed .The iron ore pelletizing process agglomerates the fine ...

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