Choosing the Flowmeters and Dry Gas Seals to Fit Your Needs

Dry Gas Seals | Flowmetrics

With so many different technologies in the industry, choosing flowmeters and dry gas seals to work with your equipment can be quite daunting. Ultimately, what fits your needs may not work for another business in the same industry. You have to look at the entire system that you are trying to monitor and improve.

Fortunately, technology is changing to make the right improvements to your system, to help you understand flow rate and to keep your compressor operating at its best. Engineers want your system to meet the needs of your business and help your bottom line. It might be an investment to make changes in your current system, but in the long run, you could save money through efficiency and constant production times.


Do You Need a Flowmeter?

Every gas and liquid behaves differently when moving through a pipeline. Temperature and resistance can affect flow, which in turn affects your bottom line. The flowmeter needs to be able to measure how the fluid is moving through the pipeline. Flowmeters have different profiles for measuring the conditions of the application. You should work with the engineers to make sure you have the right one.

You should not select your parts, flowmeters or dry gas seals based on cost. Look at the most cost-effective installation of your product, from the time it is installed to the back-up and track record of the part. When the flowmeter is not calibrated right, you might be shut down while the part gets repaired.

Pay attention to where the flowmeter is installed. Joints and bends in the pipeline can affect the flow of the fluid, which in turn causes distortions in the measure. Always check the manufacture’s installation recommendations for installing a flowmeter. What is it you need to know or want to measure and why? This allows you to choose what suits your needs.

Be aware of the calibration claims. You will never achieve 100 percent accurate calibration. Typically, the best you can hope for is +/- 0.1 percent. Note how often the flowmeter needs to be recalibrated to achieve the most accuracy. Some recommend using the same supplier for all your equipment, to get a fully matched system. You want all the parts manufactured to the same quality and standards.


Dry Gas Seals

Dry gas seal systems keep your compressor running more efficiently. The dry gas seals operate at high speeds and pressures, which prevents compressor failure. The reliability of dry gas seals is affected by many different factors, including:

  • The seal
  • Seal selection
  • The dry gas seal panel
  • Auxiliary systems
  • Separation and process seals

Having a more reliable compressor keeps your production on target. It makes a big difference to your bottom line.


Saving Money by Increasing Reliability

Technology is always improving. Even small advancements can provide for higher reliability. Today’s systems have been carefully created to better match the entire system, which makes the flowmeters and dry gas seals keep your system operating more efficiently and prevent unnecessary shutdowns. Work with professionals who know and industry flowmeters and dry gas seals to help you find the right parts to fit your goals.


Maintenance Process for Battery Powered Flowmeters

Battery Powered Flowmeters | Flowmetrics

Flowmeters come in all shapes and sizes, designed to perform critical duties relates to ensuring flowrates are proper, or the correct amount of product has been supplied. This makes them vital to numerous industries, including:

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Recent Advancements In Flowmeter Technology

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The flowmeter industry is a diverse and multi-faceted enterprise that has applications across many different types of businesses and areas of work.  

With new flowmeter technology showing faster growth signs than traditional market devices, it is clear that businesses are still looking for improved solutions that will perform complicated tasks with ease and reliability as well as deliver financial savings for the company.  

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How to Create Safety Protocols for Managing Equipment

Safety Protocols | Flowmetrics

Safety needs to be a priority in any business, especially those that operate in the industrial sector. Working around heavy machinery, mechanical equipment, and potentially harmful fluids means being aware of and preventing hazards are a part of daily operations. That means it is critical to have safety protocols for managing your equipment during use as well as periods of maintenance.

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An Introduction to Tools for a Propane Transfer

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Propane is a commonly used fuel that is vital to many operations and industries. Typically, propane is stored in tanks designed specifically for the purpose of holding the fuel in its liquid state. Whenever a particular tank is low, you are often left with two choices: you can purchase a new, full tank or have an existing tank refilled. If you choose the former, all you need to do is make the purchase. If you decide on the latter course, then various propane transfer tools are required.

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Performing DIY Flowmeter Maintenance on Ultrasonic Flowmeters

Flowmeter Maintenance | Flowmetrics

When it comes to performing service on your flowmeter, you often have two choices: sending the flowmeter out to a specialty company or attempting the work yourself. Depending on the work involved and the skill level required, performing some flowmeter maintenance as a DIY project can lead to significant cost savings. However, it isn’t necessarily a task that should be handled by someone without the necessary knowledge and experience to complete the task while maintaining flowmeter accuracy.

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All You Need To Know About Petrochemical Turbine Flowmeters

Flowmeters are the biggest contributors to efficiency in many various manufacturing industries. They are time and time again considered the key to success, be it pharmaceutical manufacturing, or bag-in-a-box beverages. It’s nice to appreciate their builds, and usefulness, but essentially it comes down to control and money. How much control you want to exert? How expensive is every measurement to a supplier? In this blog post, we take a look at the use of turbine flowmeters in the petrochemical industry

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The Critical Role of Flowmeters in the Aviation Industry

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In 2016, over 700 million passengers took to the skies in the United States alone, based on the number of times someone boarded a plane for a one-way trip. And, even with that number of travelers, flying remains one of the safer forms of transportation statistically. Part of what makes flying comparatively safe is the strict guidelines involved in the proper operation and maintenance of passenger aircraft. Meeting these standards is no easy feat and, in fact, requires numerous precision instruments, including flowmeters.

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Nitrogen Gas: A Critical Material Flowing through Our Daily Lives

Nitrogen Gas | Flowmetrics

Nitrogen gas is a widely used material involved in operations across an array of industries within the United States and beyond. Often, its use in industry requires a level of precision, requiring that the associated input or output of gas be measured accurately to meet the operational need. One of the easiest methods for measuring the flow of nitrogen gas accurately is with an RF pickup. To help you understand how nitrogen gas is used on a daily basis and why an RF pickup is the best choice for these operations, here is an overview of the element’s properties, uses in industry, and unique measurement requirements.

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