At central power plants, thermal mass flow meters are used in various applications, including compressed air flow, natural gas flow measurement to auxiliary boilers, and measuring makeup hydrogen for cooling generators.
Thermal Mass Flow Meters for Compressed Air Flow
A significant amount of electricity is required to generate compressed air. In a central power plant, insertion-style thermal mass flow meters help identify leaks in compressor systems, track overall usage to improve efficiency and help departments reduce consumption. These applications can save thousands of dollars. A compressed air flow meter in energy management systems helps determine the optimal number of compressor units that need to be in operation at any given time; this helps meet the demand of various departments and processes. Furthermore, thermal mass flow meters are sensitive enough to determine leaks, saving significant amounts of wasted energy.
Compressed air flow measurement in the industrial environment offers significant opportunities to save money by reducing energy costs.
Mass Flow Meters for Natural Gas Measurement
Combustion sources may have different efficiencies. A Sage thermal mass flow meter is the perfect solution for measuring natural gas flow rates to individual combustion sources. The facility can determine which operation is more efficient by measuring the natural gas flow rate to a central power plant’s auxiliary boilers.
Measure Hydrogen for Cooling Generators
Power generators create significant amounts of heat, and hydrogen is an excellent coolant and commonly used to cool generators. Thermal mass flow meters can measure the makeup hydrogen used to cool turbine generators.