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How to increase boiler efficiency

April 18, 2006

Sierra Instruments announces the release of its new Boiler-Trak™ Smart Insertion Mass Flow Meter, which is a boiler and heater efficiency solution for natural gas flow measurement applications. Boiler-Trak™ is designed to provide an economical and easy to install solution for natural gas measurement in heaters and boilers. The instrument is also suited for compliance to new regulations for the burning of natural gas in commercial boiler applications. Boiler-Trak™ is easy to install or retrofit into existing piping and provides the mass flow rate and totalized flow (200 millisecond response to changes in flow rate) of the natural gas burned. The versatile microprocessor-based transmitter integrates the functions of flow-range adjustment, meter validation and diagnostics in a probe-mounted NEMA 4X (IP65) housing. Mass flow rate and totalized flow, as well as other configuration variables, can be displayed on the meter’s optional 2 x 12 backlit LCD panel. The Boiler-Trak™ also provides an optical/galvanic isolated 4-20 mA output, two alarm outputs and one contact input for range or gas selection. The programmable transmitter is easily configured via RS 232 and Sierra’s Smart Interfaceä software, or with three push-buttons on the device. The meter is suitable for pipes or ducts from 1.25 inches to 6 inches.