Choosing the Flowmeters and Dry Gas Seals to Fit Your Needs

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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.

 

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

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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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Understanding Flowmeters in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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A flowmeter is a manufactured device that measures (in volumetric or mass flow rates) the rate at which a liquid or gas moves through a pipe. There are different reasons why you’d want to be able to measure this, such as fine-tuning costs, emissions, and quality to name a few. Some liquids and gasses can be volatile or corrosive while others can be extremely expensive. Oil and gas are great examples of this. In cases of medicine and pharmaceuticals, all of the above apply, and more. For a direct example, flowmeters measure the amount of paint applied to a pill.  A central air system provides airflow to coaters. This measurement is strictly regulated to affect dyeing rate and thickness in coating. This should give you an idea of how commonly used flow meters are. This article will take a look at the two most commonly used flowmeters in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as what the future of flowmeters has in store.

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Create a Better At-Home Bar Experience with Flowmeters

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Having beer taps at home is often considered a luxury, and it can certainly improve the at-home bar experience. Often, it is easier to keep beer at the proper drinking temperature when it is associated with a full beer dispensing systems, such as keeping a keg and using a tap. Additionally, many beer drinkers believe the flavor of a draft beer is better in comparison to beer from a bottle or a can.

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Who Uses Flowmeters? You May Be Surprised by the Answer

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Flowmeters are devices that measure the rate of flow for a variety of liquids or gasses that are transported through pipes. But this description by itself doesn’t provide much of an indication regarding who uses them. The fact is that flowmeters are more prevalent than you may realize, and are an important part of operations in a wide range of industries and business types.

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How to Find the Best Flowmeter for Accuracy

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When you are evaluating available flowmeters for use in business operations, the level of accuracy is critical. However, choosing the right solution isn’t simple. Depending on the fluids or gasses involved, accuracy levels can change. That means it is critical to select the ideal flowmeters for your specific needs.

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The Development Of The Battery Powered Flowmeter

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As high-tech industries have evolved, there has become a greater need to control the systems that they operate. With both health and safety issues and technical data becoming increasingly important considerations in the business world, it is the flow meter which can provide companies with this additional control.

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Benefits of Variable Area Flowmeters and How to Choose One

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If you want to keep tabs on the rate at which your gases or liquids are flowing, consider using variable area flowmeters to do the job effectively. These meters measure flow in a cross-sectional area and makes changes in response to the flow. The variable area variety of meter is simple to operate and is chosen for its efficiency in measuring both liquid and gas applications. Those who need this type of meter will find that these devices are economical and can be installed in just a few steps on the vertical section of the tube. In addition, there are no tubing run requirements for variable area flowmeters. The end caps located on the flowmeters can be removed easily and cleaned as needed. This makes troubleshooting and inspection simpler and can enable you to check the proper functioning of the meter at regular intervals.

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