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Optimize boiler performance with these new air-gas flowmeters

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The MT100 Series multipoint mass flowmeter (photo) provides air-gas flow measurements to help optimize boiler performance and reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions. These devices feature compact thermal-dispersion flow-sensor technology. They accurately monitor and report the flowrate or the totalized flow of air and fuel gases in order to achieve the precise combustion ratio necessary for optimum boiler performance that produces the steam for cracking and other high-heat petroleum refining and petrochemical production processes. The flowmeters come with one to eight flowrate-sensing points. The sensors are inserted at multiple locations along the boiler burner-piping assembly and their outputs are multiplexed and averaged to measure the air and gas flowrates and totalized flows. — Fluid Components International LLC (FCI), San Marcos, Calif.