By improving the efficiency of combustion processes, manufacturers have the opportunity to achieve significant energy savings, improve productivity, and enhance competitiveness. Flow meters for natural gas consumption are great tools used to measure natural gas flow.
The first step toward energy savings is to identify the optimal air-to-fuel ratio by monitoring air and fuel flow rates to burners. By measuring natural gas with Fox Thermal natural gas flow meters, an accurate figure of consumption can be found. Tuning burners to reduce excess fuel usage brings direct savings, but avoiding excess air flow also reduces the amount of heat lost in the exhaust. Additional savings from reduced electricity costs will also be achieved through efficient operation.
With the correct air-to-fuel ratio, less heat is lost up the stack and fewer hydrocarbons are released. An excess of hydrocarbons can lead to an increase in the need for shutdowns to clean igniters. Equipment that operates with less downtime increases overall productivity. A flow meter for natural gas can be used to help determine the correct air-to-fuel ratio and begin your path to efficiency.
Lowering operation costs through energy savings and increasing productivity will lead to an edge over your competitors. Improving combustion efficiency is a cost-effective way of gaining this edge without resorting to replacing expensive equipment. A regular monitoring schedule using Fox Thermal natural gas flow meters and a precise control strategy will generate gains and enhance process quality.
There are benefits of cost accounting for individual processes and buildings by incorporating gas metering systems. Pressure from regulatory agencies to reduce emissions and improve efficiency has spurred manufacturers to engage in sub metering. Natural gas sub meters give operators an accurate reading of natural gas measurements where they need it, when they need it.
Industrial facilities and organizations with multiple buildings or processes place great value on accounting of natural gas measurement because of its many benefits:
Economic uncertainty has been another motivating factor for manufacturers to save energy and cut operating costs. Such challenges are bringing about a wave of energy conscious approaches to processing applications. Installing gas sub meters across processes along with a gas totalizer help determine overall usage while identifying areas of usage that could be experiencing leaks or inefficiencies.
Sub-metering natural gas consumption is ideal for:
The use of natural gas metering equipment can lead to long-term savings.
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Fox Thermal strives to design and manufacture the most innovative and reliable natural gas flow meter products to our customers. All Fox Thermal meters measure mass flow rate and are available in insertion and inline models.
Fox Thermal flow meters are often calibrated to measure natural gas flow. Compare our product features and get further information about our thermal mass flow meter products. If you’re not sure which meter is right for your natural gas flow application, use our Help Me Choose app to find the ideal meter or Contact Us today!