For those looking to improve gas compressor efficiency and reduce costs, San Marcos, CA-based Fluid Components International (FCI) has introduced the new ST75 Air/Gas Mass Flow Meter.

The company notes that engineers and technicians in search of a cost-effective air/gas mass flow monitoring solution for gas compressor point-of-use measurement will find that the rugged ST75 Flow Meter delivers precision flow measurement while reducing the consumption of energy fuel gases, specialty gases and pneumatic air.

The rugged and reliable ST75 Flow Meter is designed for demanding process industry and manufacturing assembly plant environments.

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 efficiency, FCI explains. 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.

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. 

The ST75 Flow Meter’s design includes media temperature compensation to ensure performance under variable process and plant temperature conditions. It offers accuracy to ±1% of reading and ±0.5% repeatability. Its precision flow element has a no-moving parts design that employs platinum RTD sensors embedded in equal mass thermowells with microprocessor electronics that can be calibrated to laboratory standards for CO2 as well as many other gases.