Measuring Pure Gas With Fox Thermal Pure Gas Flow Meters

Fox Thermal Pure Gas Applications

Fox Thermal pure gas flow meters provide the real time responsiveness required in a variety of pure gas flow measurement applications.

Pure gases may be used in any of these applications and industries:

  • Food Processing like CO2 in beer manufacturing, nitrogen in mayonnaise manufacturing, hydrogen in hydrogenated oil production
  • Pharmaceutical Industry for tablet and pill coating nitrogen flow
  • Hydrogen flow for fuel cell production
  • Oxygen flow to burners for the glass or ceramics manufacturing industry
  • Nitrogen purge monitoring in pulp and paper plants
  • Leak testing in industrial processing plants
  • Argon usage for specialty gas producers
  • Coke or oven gas in steel and aluminum fabrication
  • Many more applications!

Common pure gas flow meters:
  • Air and Compressed Air
  • Argon (Ar)
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  • Helium (He)
  • Hydrogen (H2)
  • Nitrogen (N2)
  • Oxygen (O2)
  • Ethane (C2H6)
  • Propane (C3H8)
  • Butane (C4H10)
  • Methane (CH4)
  • Ethylene (C2H4)
  • Propylene (C3H6)
  • Iso Butane (C4)
  • Normal Butane (C4)
  • Pentanes (C5)
  • Hexanes (C6)
  • Heptanes (C7)
  • Octanes (C8)
  • Nonanes+ (C9+)

Most of these pure gases are available in the Gas-SelectX® gas selection menu feature in Models FT1, FT4A, and FT4X pure gas flow meters. The Models FT2A and FT3 can also be calibrated to measure any pure gas.

Carbon Dioxide Flow Meters
Carbon dioxide flow meters are used in both the industrial and oil and gas markets. Food and beverage is one of the largest applications for these flow meters to keep track of the carbonation process of soda, beer, and sparkling wines to ensure that the process is consisten and accurate. In the oil and gas market, carbon dioxide plays a role in oil recovery operations. Carbon dioxide is injected into oil reservoirs to enhance oil recovery by reducing the viscosity thereby increasing the flow rate. Carbon dioxide flow meters are used to measure the flow rate allowing engineers to optimize the injection process for maximum efficiency.

Oxygen Flow Meters
O2 meters are used in the production of chemicals and gases, as well as in the manufacturing of electronics and semiconductors. Oxygen is a shield gas that is used in applications for welding and metal cutting applications. Additionally, oxygen flow meters are used in medical oxygen delivery to monitor the flow of oxygen to different buildings or facilities in hospitals and clinics.

Note that Fox Thermal O2 meters are available with an option to clean and bag for oxygen service.

Propane Flow Meters
Flow meters used to monitor the flow of propane are a critical tool in both the industrial and oil and gas markets. They are typically installed in storage tanks, pipelines, and propane dispensing stations to monitor the amount of propane being dispensed, stored, or transported.

Butane Flow Meters
In the industrial market, butane flow meters are used in a variety of applications, including chemical processing and heating/cooling systems. They are used in refineries and chemical plants to monitor the flow of butane and to ensure that the right amount is being delivered to different parts of the plant. In the oil and gas market, butane flow meters are used in the production, transportation, and distribution of natural gas.

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.

Please review the features for Fox Products for further information about our thermal mass flow meter products. If you’re not sure which meter is right for your pure gas application, use our Help Me Choose app to find the ideal meter or Contact Us today!

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