Processing Magazine

Multi-point flow meter supports clean-coal electric power generation

October 8, 2008

Process engineers at coal fired electric power plants will find the rugged MT91 Multi-Point Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International delivers precision air/gas flow measurement with a highly intelligent flow sensor array packaged in a device that operates at temperatures up to 850 °F, while helping to minimize the effects of carbon dioxide and other hydrocarbon-based greenhouse gases. In electric power plants utilizing Power River Basin clean-burning low-sulfur coal, hot air, fuel gas, process gas and waste gas flow mixtures must be continuously monitored, controlled, treated and reported to ensure process efficiency and to ensure they meet government clean air requirements. The combination of FCI''s precision no-moving parts thermal mass flow sensor technology and its chromium carbide coated sensor assembly delivers superior flow measurement reliability with virtually no maintenance over years of service for an exceptionally low life-cycle cost. The MT91 is available with accuracy to ±2% of reading with repeatability of ±0.5% of reading, including operation in high temperature environments up to 850°F in large line sizes greater than 24 inches.