Processing Magazine

Flowmeter is ideal for measuring CO2 in variety of industries

September 10, 2009
Engineers and technicians responsible for industrial processes that require carbon dioxide or produce CO2 as a byproduct, will find the advanced flowmeter delivers precise direct mass flow measurement of gases in an easy-to-install insertion style instrument, that requires almost no-maintenance over a long-life. The flowmeter is ideal for the measurement of CO2 in a variety of industrial applications. CO2 is commonly utilized in the bottling of beverages that include soda pop, beer and sparkling wine. It is also commonly recovered from hydrogen and ammonia production plants as well as natural gas wells, and is also used to enhance production from older oil wells. The flowmeter is a highly rugged and reliable instrument designed for demanding process industry plant environments. With an extensive set of standard features, the flowmeter is designed for line sizes from 0.25 to 2.0 inches. The unit provides three unique outputs: the mass flow rate, totalized flow and media temperature. The flowmeter has accuracy to ±1% of reading and ±0.5% repeatability. Its precision flow element has a no-moving parts design that employs platinum RTD sensors embedded in equal mass thermowells with microprocessor electronics that can be calibrated to laboratory standards for CO2 as well as many other gases. The flowmeter operates over a wide flow range, from 0.01 to 559 SCFM (0.01 to 950 NCMH) depending on line size, which makes it equally well-suited for low-flow and high flow applications.