Portable flow measurement of Compressed Air and BTU's
Compressed Air has many advantages in modern production processes and its nearly unimaginably to think working without.
Nevertheless, it is one of the most costly forms of energy as more than 90% of the energy used to created pressurized air is forgiven as heat, mechanical and other losses. Furthermore, as it is invisible to the eye and often distributed over long piping infrastructures, leakages are unfortunately common, thus increasing costs even more.
Strategies to reduce the amount required and making aware about leakages exist, but real technical measures are only slowly implemented - this also because proper measuring devices were lacking until now.
The FLUXUS® G601 CA Energy compressed air flow meter is the answer to it and the ideal solution for monitoring tasks!
The FLUXUS G601 CA Energy is based on the very successful G601 portable gas flow meter and transfers all the exceptional characteristics known from it into a new category.
The FLUXUS G601 CA Energy is the ideal tool for the operator to survey whole pressurized air infrastructures, balancing the facilities, measuring on nearly every individual leg, determining the efficiency of compressors and last, not least, quantify and localize leakages.
It measures at pipes with an inner diameter of DN50 to DN 300 and from 5 bar inner pressure upwards (for plastic pipes measurements can be undertaken at atmospheric pressure and below) by applying FLEXIM's proven transit-time correlation technique. Special ultrasonic Lamb and shear wave transducers are simply clamped onto the outside of the pipe, thus no cutting into the pipe or process interruption is required for installation - especially a benefit for facilities where pipes can't be depressurizes easily. It also means, that the flow meter can never be a potential source for leakages itself - a problem that conventional flow meters technologies are often facing!
Moreover, as the G601 CA Energy flow meter is highly mobile and flexible, it can be used nearly anywhere - punctual measurements at the same spot everytime are thus a thing of the past.
The FLUXUS G601 CA Energy not only offers the flow measurement of pressurized air, but also the monitoring of adjacent applications that are common in Facility Management, such as the quantification of energy balances at heating or cooling plants and looking for lost BTU's.
Its accuracy and reliability, that derives from the F/G601 Energy, is unrivaled - not only because of the carefully matched and paired 4-Wire PT100/1000 temperature probes or the enthalpy curves that are programmed into the transmitter.
The FLUXUS® G601 CA Energy flow meter offers maximum flexibility
As all of FLEXIM's portable flow meters, the G601 CA Energy's ergonomic design offers simple handling and maximum ease of use. Its internal Li-Ion battery allows for up to 14 hours of autonomous measurement. Algorithms such as the correction of pipe wall echoes and transducer positioning errors ensure reliable and accurate measurement even in the most demanding application conditions.
- Non-invasive measurement for precise bi-directional, highly dynamic pressurized air, gas and liquid flows
- Ideal for inner pipe diameters ranging form DN50 to DN300 and pressures from 5 bar upwards (at plastic pipes at 1 bar)
- Portable, easy-to-use flow transmitter with 2 flow channels, multiple inputs/outputs and an integrated data logger with a serial interface
- Automatic loading of calibration data and transducer detection reducing set-up times and providing precise, long-term stable results
- Li-Ion battery providing up to 14 hours of measurement operation
- Proven clamp-on technology, transducers resistant to dust and humidity
- Probe for wall thickness measurement available
- QuickFix for fast mounting of the flow transmitter in difficult conditions
- Pressurized tooling
- Spray Lines
- Pumping of wheels
Chemical Industry / Parks & Processing Industries:
- Pneumatic conveying of granulate and powder
- Instrumentation (pressurized air for actuators, controls, etc.)
- Process air in the production
- Flushing processes (e.g. Tank Lorries)
- Measurement of Nitrogen (Inertization, Process Gas, etc.)
- HVAC, etc.
- Pneumatic Tooling
as well as overall Facility Management tasks
|FLUXUS® G601 CA Energy: The Portable Compressed Air and Liquids Flow Meter|
|Operating temperature of the transmitter||-20°C to +60°C|
|Degree of protection (acc. to EN60529 / NEMA)||NEMA 4X / IP65|
|Battery||Li-Ion, 7.2 V/4.5 Ah, > 14 hours operating time|
|Inputs and outputs|
|Outputs||2 x current, 2 x binary, 1 x frequency|
|Inputs||1 x Pt100 / Pt1000, 2 x current, 1 x voltage|
|Accuracy for liquid flow measurement||
+/- 1 ... 1,6% of reading +/- 0.01 m/s depending on the application
+/- 0.5% of reading +/- 0.01 m/s field calibrated
|Accuracy for gas / compressed air flow measurement||
+/- 1 ... 3% of reading +/- 0.01 m/s depending on the application
+/- 0.5% of reading +/- 0.01 m/s field calibrated
-40°C ... 200°C for gas flow
-160° ... 400°C for liquid flow measurement
|Pipe diameter range||
7mm ... 1600mm for gas flow
7mm ... 12m for liquid flow measurement)
|Operating pressure range||
from atmospheric pressure upwards for plastic pipes
from 5 bar upwards for metal pipes
no upper pressure limitation
|Flow velocity range||
0,01 ... 25 m/s for liquids
0,01 ... 35 m/s for gases (dependent on pipe size)