Compressed air flow measurement systems using air flow meters is becoming recognized as a reliable method to identify air leaks which significantly saves on compressed air cost money and conserves energy.
Compressed Air Flow
Compressed air flow monitoring systems are increasingly being used to identify excessive compressed air usage and help identify leaks. Compressed air leaks represent a significant source of wasted energy in industrial compressed air systems. Leakage of 25% to 40% of the compressed air produced has been reported as common.
How to Measure Air Flow?
Compressed air flow meters can be installed in individual air lines to help identify where the compressed air is being used and determine the relative amount of leakage. In many facilities the compressed air usage may vary considerably with the highest flow occurring during the day and greatly reduced air flow at night or on weekends. Thermal mass flow meters provide a direct mass flow measurement, do not require pressure and temperature compensation, are easy to insert into a pipe with a minimum of pipe modifications and can easily handle the wide fluctuations in compressed air flow that may occur.
Compressed Air Flow Meters
The Sage Thermal Mass Flow Meter is ideal for compressed air measurement. Sage Metering provides a range of products depending upon particular requirements. The Sage Prime provides rugged industrial construction including a display showing flow rate, total flow and temperature. The Sage Basic is the economical choice providing high performance combined with low cost. All Sage sensors utilize the same reliable stainless steel construction, as compared to other thermal flow meters which frequently use a lightweight and fragile ceramic sensor.