Thermal Mass Flow Meters for Compressed Air Applications
Air leaks in compressed air systems wastes energy and leads to higher plant utility costs. By installing a Fox Thermal mass flow meter to monitor for leaks, increases in usage that could be caused by any leaks can be identified quickly. Compressed Air can become costly when air leaks are ignored. Often, plant personnel may assume that an air leak is inexpensive and a low priority since it does not pose a safety concern, but uncorrected air leaks can quickly add up to thousands of dollars in energy costs.
Compressed air system leaks can also cause a drop in system pressure, force equipment to cycle more frequently, and lead to additional maintenance requirements and downtime. Anywhere from 7 to 10 times more costly than electrical energy, compressor systems require optimal performance and air flow control. Repairing leaks is critical to reducing plant operating and maintenance costs. Fox Thermal Flow Meters use a high-accuracy sensor to provide an excellent method for evaluating how much energy is wasted by locating these serious gas leaks.
According to a study done by the Department of Energy, depending on the extent of leaks in a given compressed air system, savings per year can be from $78 - $262 (annual leak cost per SCFM). This has a tremendous impact on energy savings.
Fox Thermal strives to design and manufacture the most innovative and reliable thermal mass flow meter products to our customers. All Fox Thermal meters measure mass flow rate and are available in insertion and inline models. Compare Fox Thermal flow meters to see the full list of features available on each.
Fox Thermal products are ideal for pure gas, air flow, compressed air, oxygen, and other mixed gas measurement and monitoring applications. Gas flow meters by Fox Thermal are rugged, reliable, and easy to install. Fox Thermal flow meters offer exceptional value in terms of initial, installed and lifetime cost-of-ownership. Flow measurement using Fox Thermal gas flow meters ensures you get the best accuracy through NIST-traceable calibration flow standards in the Fox Thermal Calibration Lab.
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Fox Thermal flow meters are often calibrated to measure compressed air. Please review the product features for Model FT1 for further information about thermal mass flow meter features and specs. If you have questions about your compressed air application, Contact Us today!