While the inefficiency of driving a car with the gas pedal to the floor and then controlling your speed using the brake is obvious to any driver, many facilities use that very same approach for pump control. Flow control with throttling or restrictive devices, as is often done, sacrifices energy efficiency and results in unnecessary costs. However, with an understanding of basic principles, an analysis of the specific application, information about available control solutions and evaluation of technologically advanced equipment, these facilities can make a quantum leap in improving the efficiency and economy of their pumping operations.
Turbine Meter Enables Flow, Density, Temperature & Pressure Measurement
Spirax Sarco's EMCO branded MassTracker insertion turbine mass flowmeter line is featured in the following video. The instrument features multivariable measurement versatility, combining measurements of mass or volumetric flow, density, temperature and pressure in one device. Tappable into lines from three inches to 80 inches at full flow conditions, the MassTracker can be mounted virtually anywhere. The hot-tap capabilities allows the instrument to be installed and serviced without process shutdown — a feature that not only saves on labor costs, but also avoids disruption of critical processes.