Air Flow Monitoring Articles

  • New Developments in Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meters

    Introduction This paper describes a newly developed microprocessor-based thermal dispersion mass flow meter that uses four temperature sensing elements in its flow sensor instead of the traditional two elements and automatically manages changes in gas selection, gas temperature, gas pressure, and outside temperature. This new mass flow meter is ideally suited for apportionment applications ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Now is the Time to Fix Your Data Center Hot Spots!

    Are you puzzled by the hot spots in your data center?  In most data centers, like the one depicted in the chart below, cooling resources are overabundant but airflow is insufficiently distributed for rack-level cooling – which results in hot spots. In situations like these, we recommend the ...


    By RLE Technologies

  • Ventilation Sanitary Butterfly Valve Introduction

    The ventilation sanitary butterfly valve is used in chemical industry, building materials, power plants, glass and other industries in ventilation, environmental engineering dust or hot air gas pipeline. It acts as a means of gas to regulate and control ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • 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

  • Release of hydrogen sulfide under intermittent flow conditions – the potential of simulation models

    For engineering purposes it is especially useful to be able to predict and control sewer corrosion rates and odor impacts as well as to design effective measures aiming to reduce effects related to hydrogen sulfide formation and release. Doing so, it is important to use modeling tools that are capable of assessing variations of dissolved oxygen, dissolved sulfide and hydrogen sulfide gas ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • VIDEO: Mass Flow Meters for Power Plant Applications

    Generating electricity in a natural gas power plant is a complex process due to the multiple steps involved with the different types of fluids being used and optimized. Dr. John Olin, Founder of Sierra Instruments, explains how thermal mass flow meters, vortex flow meters, and ultrasonic flow meters can improve the flow energy management in power plant ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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 Ltd

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • [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

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