Engineers and technicians who rely on point-of-use gas compressor measurement will find a cost-effective air/gas mass flow monitoring solution with the rugged ST75 Flow Meter from Fluid Components International.

The ST75 Air/Gas Mass Flow Meter delivers precision flow measurement while reducing the consumption of energy fuel gases, specialty gases and pneumatic air.

FCI cites the ST75 Flow Meter as ideal for manufacturing plants, refineries & natural gas pipelines, refrigeration & air conditioning, welding operations, large engine turbochargers.

Installing ST75 Flow Meters in large process industry facilities and assembly plants with multiple gas compressors allows the operators to compare compressor usage and adjust them for optimum efficiencies. In addition, the use of mass flow meters at the point of compressed gas output helps to ensure peak performance at a given flow rate.

Comparing the performance of multiple gas compressors is also useful in predictive maintenance applications where higher flow rates may indicate leaking valves or seals in one unit versus other units operating under similar conditions.

The ST75 Flow Meter is designed specifically for demanding process industry and manufacturing assembly plant environments with its rugged and reliable, proven performance. Offering an extensive set of standard features, the ST75 Flow Meter is designed for line sizes from 0.25 to 2.0 inches (6 to 51mm), which is ideal for compressor gas line measurement, and provides three unique outputs:  the mass flow rate, totalized flow and media temperature.

Based on FCI’s proven thermal dispersion technology, the ST75 provides direct-flow measurement for more accurate performance at a lower cost. This flow meter eliminates the need for temperature sensors, flow computers, or other devices that are required with orifice plates, Venturis, Vortex shedding, and other meters. Its no-moving parts design ensures superior service life.  There are no orifices or inlets to clog or foul, which significantly reduces scheduled maintenance and unplanned shutdowns.