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Overview

Compressed air is the universal workhorse for many industries. It is easy to produce, to transport, and safe to handle. Furthermore, it can be utilized to drive a large variety of machines and tools.

But there is also a major downside with compressed air: it can be a very  inefficient form of energy in terms of power consumption at the compressor and the effective energy delivery at the point of use.

When it comes to improving energy efficiency and reducing energy costs, compressed air systems have a large potential for improvement. Within compressed air systems reducing leakage is the easiest and most impactful means of improving efficiency.

The first step to efficiency is measuring

To improve system efficiency, knowing about the media flow, and thus energy flow, is mandatory. By setting up a comprehensive flow monitoring, compressed air system operators can easily observe production, distribution, and consumption throughout the company’s production areas.

Most notably, a precise and low-flow capable monitoring system permits tracking down of leakage rates, by analysing off-hour flow rates.

The better technology - non-invasive Ultrasonic Flow Meter

Monitoring compressed air systems is of course not a new or unknown topic for most companies. But many users struggle with the limitations and downsides of conventional compressed air meters.

Accuracy, long term drift stability, robustness with humidity and dirt and insensitivity to pressure variation are attributes that are needed to ensure a useful balancing.

FLEXIM provides the best possible technical solution for this task – the FLUXUS G721 CA transit time measuring principle

Make it flexible and economic – portable compressed air meter

To make identifying potential savings even easier, FLEXIM provides the perfect solution for portable and flexible compressed air metering – the FLUXUS G601 CA. This multi-tool is designed to be the all-around meter for energy managers, being capable of measuring compressed air and other gases, liquids flow and even thermal energy flows.

This meter, combined with an already existing monitoring system, provides the required data for leak analysis and detection where a fixed meter installation would not be cost-effective. Indeed, once the meter’s work is completed in one branch of the system, it may easily be moved to another for further optimization.

Compressed Air monitoring and leakage control

Advantages

  • non-invasive, easy to install compressed air flow meter
  • 100% hygienic
  • online pressure and temperature compensation
  • high accuracy with 1..2% of reading
  • outstanding low-flow ability starting at 0,01m/s
  • no media contact – unaffected humidity, oil, and dirt
  • long term drift stable – no frequent re-calibration necessary
  • fixed and portable solutions for flexible usage