What is a Gas Flowmeter and How it can affect the Profitability of your Business
The gas flowmeter is usually used to measure the flow as well as quantity of a gas that is in motion and in order to select a proper gas flowmeter, one must be sure about a particular application’s requirements. The truth of the fact is that it is vitally important to measure flow of various liquids, especially in industrial plants and even in certain kinds of operations it is very important to make precise measurements of flows and the more accurate the measurements the better are the chances of making greater profits while inaccurate readings could result in losses.
Poor Gas Flowmeters can result in Disasters
In fact, if a gas flowmeter is unable to provide precise measurements, it could even lead to disasters especially when it is being used in nuclear power plants. As with a majority of other instruments that provide measurements of liquid flows, the gas flowmeter too must be able to determine flow rate according to inference and thus requires to measure velocity of the fluid and even changes in the fluid’s kinetic energy.
Readings provided by the gas flowmeter can also be affected by the viscosity of the liquid as well as its density and so before choosing such a flowmeter it is recommended to discuss with its manufacturer features that will ensure that the flowmeter fits properly in terms of form as well as function. Sometimes, it would even be advisable to have gas sensors as well as flow sensors in the gas flowmeter.
Another kind of flowmeter that is widely used and which is third only to the differential pressure as well as positive displacement flowmeters is the magnetic flowmeter which is commonly referred to as mag meter. In such a flowmeter, a magnetic field gets applied to a tube (metering) and it also requires having a conducting fluid such as water that contains ions and a pipe (electrical insulating) surface to be effective.
Among the better gas flowmeters is the Series PV9000 Electronic Flowmeter that uses differential pressure management as well as a sensing technology known as laminar flow element sensing that allows for precise measurements of the flow rate of gases that are not hazardous as well as which are inert, and the accuracy achieved is about plus minus two percent. Another innovation in the gas flowmeter is the wireless flowmeter that is low cost as well as is a small-line mass flow option that is ideally suited for processes that use natural gas flows as well as methane and even certain fuel gases, and more.