This blog is part one of a series on thermal mass flow meters to measure gas mass in diverse applications. This blog addresses six industrial facilities that use thermal mass flow meters.
Facility Types Using Thermal Mass Flow Meters
Facilities that move large volumes of air and other gases in a manufacturing process use thermal mass flow meters. Any production process that uses furnaces to raise the temperature of a product, cure a product, or dry a product will need air or gas movement in the process.
Thermal mass flow meters are used in various industrial plants and facilities:
- Producers of steel, brick, wood, glass, fiberglass and others use many different gases. The steel industry uses several different gas types (argon, oxygen, nitrogen, natural gas); the other listed industries primarily use natural gas.
- Manufactures of food and beverages, beer, wine, snacks, dairy, packaged foods, pre-prepared foods, and others use large amounts of air to move products, run machines and furnaces to raise temperatures to cure foods, dry foods, and cook.
- Large amounts of air oxygenate the aeration basins in water and wastewater treatment facilities.
- In chemical, petrochemical, and petroleum refining, including the discovery, processing, and transportation of natural gas, gasoline, and many other products produced from base chemicals, vast amounts of air and gases are used in the manufacturing processes.
- The pharmaceutical, life sciences, and biotech industries use gas and air in production and research.
How can we help you?
In subsequent posts, we will explore each area and how thermal mass flow meters can optimize efficiency, save money, improve product quality, decrease harmful emissions, maintain system balance, combustion optimization, or provide leak detection.
In part two of this series, we address seven ways thermal mass flow meters can assist manufacturers using compressed air and compressor manufacturers and distributors.
If there is anything we can help you with, please message us.
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