Thermal mass flowmeter provides gas line control for industrial ovens, furnaces

August 4, 2014

The ST75 air/gas flowmeter from Fluid Components Intl. measures fuel gas, process gas, inert gas, waste gases, and air in small line sizes. It is suitable for optimizing natural gas flow control for industrial ovens, heat chambers, and furnaces to reduce process and plant fuel costs.

The flowmeter helps process and plant engineers control their complex heating processes to optimize rise time, which lowers gas consumption and minimizes plant energy costs, according to the company. In addition, reducing natural gas consumption shrinks a plant’s carbon footprint to protect the environment.

The unit is suitable for low-flow and high-flow operations in industrial ovens, operating from 0.01 to 559 SCFM depending on line size. For variable process conditions, it is factory-preset to a turndown range at 10-to-1 to 100-to-1.