Thermal mass flow meters are used in various applications at central power plants, including compressed air flow, natural gas flow measurement to auxiliary boilers and to measure make-up hydrogen for cooling generators.
Thermal Mass Flow Meters for Compressed Air Flow
To generate compressed air a significant amount of electricity is required. In a central power plant, insertion style thermal mass flow meters can help identify leaks in compressor systems, track overall usage to improve efficiency, and help departments reduce consumption. This can save thousands of dollars. The compressed air flow meter can be used with energy management systems to help determine the optimal number of compressor units that need to be in operation at any given time; this helps to meet the demand of various departments and processes. Furthermore, thermal mass flow meters are sensitive enough to determine leaks which can save 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. By measuring the natural gas flow rate to central power plants auxiliary boilers the facility can determine which operation is more efficient. A Sage thermal mass flow meter is the perfect solution for measuring natural gas flow rates to individual combustion sources.
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 be used to measure the make-up hydrogen being used to cool turbine generators.