Sage Metering explores using the Sage Prime air mass flow meters to measure air flow in industrial processes in a new application brief. Airflow impacts the efficiency of many processes such as aeration air, combustion air, compressed air, cooling air, and ventilation air, and by improving efficiency, facilities reduce cost.
Mass Flow Meter Air
Many different devices measure airflow, such as differential pressure flow meters (orifice, venturi, averaging Pitot tubes), positive displacement meters, turbine flow meters, and vortex shedding flowmeters. These instruments require pressure and temperature measurement to obtain mass flow.
The new application brief explores the benefits of an air mass flow meter over other alternatives. One advantage is that the thermal mass flow meter does not require additional pressure and temperature measurement because it measures mass flow. Thermal flow meters can also handle heated large compressed air pipes. Additionally, the thermal mass flow meter offers high rangeability. The devices are easy to install, measure low flow rates, do not create a pressure drop, and are the most cost-efficient flow meter to obtain mass flow.
Mass Flow Meter Selection
When selecting a flow meter for an air mass flow application, remember that the thermal mass flow meter does not need other devices to measure pressure or temperature. It is also essential to select a design that permits easy installation with an insertion probe inserted directly into the pipe. The Sage thermal mass flow meter has a convenient probe retraction assembly that allows the removal and insertion of the probe in pressurized lines.
You may also be interested in Air Flow Meter Applications – A Guide for Thermal Flow Meters.