- FLUXUS® G601 CA Energy - Compressed Air and BTU flow metering
- Technical Facts
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 foregiven as heat, mechanical and other losses. Furthermore, as it is invisible 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 flow meter is the answer to it and the ideal solution for monitoring tasks!
The FLUXUS G601 CA Energy flow meter is based on the very succesful 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 indiviual leg, determining the efficiency of compressors and last, not least, quanitfy and localize leakages.
It measures at pipes with an inner diameter from DN 50 to DN 300 and from 85 psi inner pressure upwards by applying FLEXIM's proven transit-time correlation technique (at plastic pipes, measurements can be undertaken at atmospheric pressure and even below).
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 portable flow meter is highly mobile and flexible, it can be used nearly everywhere - puntual measurements at the same spot everytime are thus a thing of the past.
The FLUXUS G601 CA Energy flow meter 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 of heating or cooling plants and looking for lost BTU's.
Its accuracy and reliability, that derive from the F/G601 Energy, is unrivalled - not only because of the 4-Wire PT100/1000 temperature probes or the enthalpy curves that are programmed into the tranmitter.
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-intrusive measurement for precise bi-directional, highly dynamic Compressed Air, Gas and Liquid flows
- Ideal for pipe inner diameters ranging from DN50 to DN300 and pressures from 85 psi upwards (for plastic pipes at ambient pressure)
- 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, valves, 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||-14°F to +140°F|
|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 Pt 100/Pt1000, 2 x current, 1 x voltage|
Accuracy for liquid flow measurement
+/- 1 ... 1.6% of reading +/- 0.03 ft/s depending on the application
+/- 0.5% of reading +/- 0.03 ft/s field calibrated
|Accuracy for gas / compressed air flow measurement||
+/- 1 ... 3% of reading +/- 0.03 ft/s depending on the application
+/- 0.5% of reading +/- 0.03 ft/s field calibrated
-40°F ... 390°F for gas flow
-256°F ... 750°F for liquid flow measurement
|Pipe diameter range||
1/4 inch ... 63 inch for gas flow
1/4 inch ... 36 feet for liquid flow measurement
|Operating pressure range||
from atmospheric pressure upwards for plastic pipes
from 70 psi upwards for metal pipes
no upper pressure limitation
|Flow velocity range||
0.03 ... 75 ft/s for liquids
0.03 ... >100 ft/s for gases (dependent on pipe size)