Flow Monitoring Articles

  • Measuring Consumption of a Centralised Gas Supply - Case study

    Measuring local consumption of a centralised gas supply encourages users to be economical with resources, assists in leak detection and reduce overall costs. Thermal mass flow meters can easily be fitted into local gas lines so that the user knows exactly where, when and how much gas has been consumed. ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • The Impact of Flow rate through tanks - Case study

    Accurate measurement of flow rate is an important factor in aquaculture research With aquaculture playing an increasingly important role in the provision of global fish supplies, there is a corresponding growth in aquaculture related research to support the industry and optimise its activities. More Information F VA Trogflux rotameter flow meters have been supplied ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • Monitoring flow in Tool heaters & Temp controllers - Case study

    The IC-LPM industrial inline paddlewheel flow meter has an adaptable design with custom options for OEM applications such as flow monitoring in tool heaters and temperature controllers making it very versatile. More Information The IC-LPM paddle wheel flow meter is employed by a UK based temperature control specialist in their range of tool heaters and temperature ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • Monitoring food slurry and Water dosing - Case study

    A manufacturer of waste food de-packers is using Siemens MAG 5100 W magnetic flow meters to monitor both dosing water and food slurry Collected food waste from food manufacturers or retailers and domestically generated food waste includes a proportion of packaging waste such as paper, card, cans and glass. ...


    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

  • Airport monitors energy usage with flow meters - Case study

    Managing the energy costs of an airport terminal is no small task. When our client was commissioned to measure how efficiently the energy centre was operating for the one of the UK’s busiest airport sites internal compliance procedures; the search for accurate, reliable and adaptable technologies to connect wirelessly to our clients cloud based system began in earnest. ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • Reliable leak measurement with real gas - Case study

    The ability to measure low flow rates with high accuracy and a short response time is important for successful leak measurement. With a turndown ratio of up to 1 : 100 and calibration with the actual gas, Voegtlin thermal mass flow meters offer exceptional accuracy over the entire measurement range. ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • Drinks packaging company Hereford Contract Canning recently contacted Flowhire Case Study

    Drinks packaging company Hereford Contract Canning recently contacted Flowhire to see if we could assist with identifying pressure losses on their C02 line. HCC who have been in operation for two years have rapidly gained a reputation for providing high quality packaging solutions for the beer, cider and soft drinks market their customers include high profile companies such as Marks and Spencer ...


    By Flowhire Limited

  • 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.

  • In-Situ Calibration - Methods & Pitfalls of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation

    Introduction Mid-to-large size facilities and campuses inevitably have hundreds of ¬ ow instruments to monitor, maintain, and repair. For a reliability engineer, ensuring that all instrumentation meets ISO 9000 or similar standards is a time-consuming responsibility. These standards mandate that precision instrumentation needs to be checked (validated) or recalibrated as often as once a ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Sierra Asia Celebrates Chinese New Year, The Year of the Dog!

    When Sierra-Asia was founded in China in 2002, we were small but motivated. We understood that China’s fast-pace growth and development plans called for having boots on the ground. It was true then and it’s true now. Establishing a team of customer-oriented technology experts that exemplify Sierra’s core values of QDPICS™ has been a big win. ...


    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.  ...

  • Oval Flow Meters – Company Review

    The OVAL Corporation of Japan is one of the leading manufacturers of precision and speciality flow meters. They have been a pioneer in the field of flow measurement and control for almost 50 years. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the iCenta Controls partnership with Oval. Established in 1949 in Tokyo, Japan, Oval now has several factories and companies worldwide. It’s heavily ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • How an Ultrasonic Flow Meter Works

    An ultrasonic flow meter utilizes ultrasound to measure the velocity of a fluid and is used in a variety of fluid applications. Ultrasonic flowmeters are ideal for water and other liquids. Clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters achieve high accuracy at low and high flows, save time with no pipe cutting or process shutdown, and are not affected by external noise. Here’s how ultrasonic flow ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Effect of Doppler flow meter position on discharge measurement in surcharged manholes

    Determining the proper installation location of flow meters is important for accurate measurement of discharge in sewer systems. In this study, flow field and flow regimes in two types of manholes under surcharged flow were investigated using a commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code. The error in measuring the flow discharge using a Doppler flow meter (based on the velocity in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A flow meter works by measuring the amount of a gas, liquid or steam that passes through or around the flow meter sensors. While flow meter sensors work in many different ways, the end goal is the same: Deliver the most accurate and repeatable flow measurements for the specific application, whether for general research, process control or semiconductor processing. Flow meters measure either mass ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • 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.

  • How Does a Thermal Flowmeter Work?

    A thermal flowmeter works by measuring the total mass flow rate of a fluid flowing through a pipe or duct. In a thermal flowmeter’s simplest working configuration, fluid flows past a heated thermal sensor and a temperature sensor. As the molecules of the fluid flow past the heated thermal sensor, heat is lost to the flowing fluid. The thermal sensor cools down while the temperature sensor ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • 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.

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