Energy Conservation in Textiles

thermal mass flow meter
In textile manufacturing, mass flow meters are used to conserve energy in applications such as the drying process, combustion control, and compressed air.

In textile manufacturing thermal mass flow meters are used in various applications, including measuring natural gas in the drying process, combustion control, and compressed air.

Textile Drying

Textile plants demand a great deal of energy for the drying operation after the dye is applied to the carpets. Thermal mass flow meters measure the natural gas associated with the drying process. The flow rate can be adjusted until the ideal flow rate is determined for optimal drying, using a minimal amount of energy. Since the backing can only be applied to carpets when the textile is sufficiently dry, a balance between energy expended, and moisture content of the carpet needs to be achieved. The Sage Prime Thermal Flow Meter provides the means to optimize this process, resulting in vast savings in energy.

Combustion Control and Compressed Air

Other common applications in the textile process in which thermal mass flow meters are ideal for are: compressed air and combustion control. Both are important applications for thermal flow meters that lead to more efficient plant performance.

For other energy-saving ideas visit the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office.

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