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FCI is a world-leading manufacturer of mass flow meters, flow switches and level switches for use in industrial and commercial applications. Rugged designs and packaging with International approvals for hazardous location installations, FCI products are used in industry's most demanding applications.
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Knowing that aeration requirements consume 50 to 60 percent of a wastewater treatment plant's (WWTP) energy bill is one thing. Knowing exactly how and when to tweak aeration output to optimize activated sludge process efficiency with minimal energy waste is an entirely different story. Here are several key considerations on using precise air-flow measurement to reach that sweet spot with greater consistency and cost-efficiency.
The value of ozone as a disinfection agent is well understood in water treatment plants (WTPs). So too, is its cost. Getting maximum value from an ozone investment requires accurate measurement to assure proper disinfection levels without wasteful overuse of the precious gas. Here are multiple ways thermal dispersion mass flow meters deliver precise readings with lower installation and maintenance costs.
Part of the challenge in wastewater metering accuracy has as much to do with the flow profile of wastewater running through the meter as it does with the composition of the wastewater itself. Here is how installing a simple static device in the tight confines of a lift/pump station can alleviate the twists and swirls of pipeline turbulence in as little space as three pipe diameters (3d).
Thermal mass flow meters do a good job of measuring gas flows in water treatment and wastewater treatment applications. Measuring digester gases, which can contain moisture ranging from vapor to droplets, however, makes the job a bit tougher for all gas flow measurement technologies. Identifying the right solutions to deliver accurate, repeatable and reliable readings without having to reengineer the piping system becomes much easier and more economical by following these helpful guidelines.
While aeration and digester wastewater treatment systems are fundamentally different, they share common challenges when it comes to accurate air/gas flow measurement. Flow meters need to operate over a wide flow range, fluctuating from very high to low rates. The fluid media can be benign, moist, dirty or corrosive and combustible under the right conditions.
Specialized calibration of gas mass flow meters and flow switches is what Fluid Components International does best. FCI's calibration lab has 18 NIST traceable precision flow stands to ensure you are getting the gas mass flow meter or flow switch calibrated to it's actual published specifications to match your application needs.
Process and plant engineers who need a precision air/gas flow measurement solution coupled with industry standard digital bus communication capabilities will find that Fluid Components International (FCI) now offers the industry’s widest selection of Thermal Mass Flow Meters available with the HART® Protocol and other communication options that are designed to serve a broad range of industries and applications.
Machinery manufacturers and plant engineers relying on the pneumatic control of automated assembly lines and end-to-end packaging equipment can reduce their operational compressed air energy costs significantly with the highly repeatable and dependable FS10i Flow Switch Monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI).
Engineers in a wide range of industries responsible for gas dosing and gas injection in small line batch and continuous processes will find the versatile ST75 Series Air/Gas Flow Meter fromFluid Components International (FCI) is the ideal flow measurement solution that provides excellent accuracy in tight, crowded equipment areas.
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FCI gas mass flow meters are used in pipe diameters from 1/4 inch [6 mm] to over 99 inches [2500 mm]. From small dosing lines, to fuel gas feed lines, to mid-size aeration lines to large stacks and flare gases, FCI mass flow meters, flow switches and level switches are installed and working with superior accuracy and reliability day-in and day-out. FCI product technologies include thermal dispersion and Coriolis.
FCI products deliver accuracy and reliability to the world's most demanding processes and industries including chemical, oil and gas, power and energy, water and wastewater, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, nuclear power, aerospace, and many more.
Where product pedigree and instrument reliability cannot be left to chance, FCI offers the most reliable selection of non-moving part sensing solutions from off-the-shelf devices to custom engineered systems.
Complimenting FCI product leadership is a world class Flow and Level Calibration Facility in which all calibrations are performed in liquids or gases utilizing only N.I.S.T. traceable equipment and instrumentation. We are proud of our quality systems that meet the requirements of MIL-STD-45662A, ANSI/NCSL Z-540 and ISO EN17025.
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