|Your Needs, Our Solutions|
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.
|Protect Your Pump And Keep It Longer||Measuring Methane-Based Digester Gas Flow In Wastewater Treatment Plants||Air / Gas Mass Flow Meter Improves Wastewater Treatment Processing Efficiency|
Utilizing Thermal Mass Flow Meters To Optimize Thermal Oxidizer Performance And Reduce HAP/VOC Emissions
Many processes in the oil/gas refining, specialty chemical production, solvents, paint, coatings and photoelectric industries generate hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), which need to be removed from waste, flue and tail gases before emission into the environment to meet clean air regulations around the world. In addition to removing problematic greenhouse gases, emphasis is placed on eliminating toxins that can be harmful to industrial workers and the environment.
Offshore platforms around the globe are essential to the production of oil/gas and the global energy supply chain, but they represent a daily hazardous operating environment to the employees that work there 24-x-7. The potential dangers range from a mix of toxic and combustible gases, including, but not limited to, deadly hydrogen sulfide (H2S) to explosive methane (CH4), and other mixed hydrocarbon gases that are easily flammable.
The accurate measurement and disposal of flare gases aboard floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels is essential to manage these potentially hazardous combustible, flammable and toxic gases. Accurate measurement of these waste gases allows them to be processed efficiently and effectively to protect people and equipment aboard the vessel. Measuring of flare gas is also most often a strict regulatory requirement, as it can form the basis for payment of environmental taxes, climate quotas, etc.
Whether you are working on a plant upgrade, a process improvement or an expansion project, doing your homework on the application and installation will save you time and expense, and ensure first-time right success. To specify a thermal mass flow meter correctly, there are 10 key questions you will want to understand, consider and then be able to answer.
Engineers challenged by flow meter inaccuracy and repeatability issues will want to watch a new video featuring, “Vortab Flow Conditioners.” This video explains how air, gas and liquid flow measurement can be greatly improved anywhere restricted pipe runs in cramped equipment areas make following the flow meter manufacturer’s pipe straight-run requirements impractical or impossible.
Wet gas is a challenge to measure in a number of industries, including those with combustible gases that represent a safety hazard. In the laboratory, today’s air/gas flow sensors and measurement technologies operate at their highest accuracy and greatest reliability in air or gas free of moisture, droplets, particulates, etc. The real industrial world, however, is a much different environment where moisture can be entrapped in one form or another in air or gas flow streams with variable gas compositions and flow rates.
Flow meter calibration should never be taken for granted, and thermal mass flow meters are no exception. Flow meters can be built with the highest safety ratings, features and functions, and the most industrially robust sensor technology, but if the calibration is inaccurate or subject to uncertainty due to an equivalency-based calibration or simulation methods rather than an "actual" fluid calibration, then the device could produce unsatisfactory performance issues.
Accurate, repeatable air/gas flow measurement under harsh outdoor conditions is essential to successful wastewater treatment operations when used in aeration or digester biogas applications. The challenge for plant engineers when it comes to measuring reactor air and digester gas flow is that a relatively small number of flow meter technologies are capable of reliable measurement under the variable climate and dirty operating environments encountered at wastewater treatment plants.
The accurate, repeatable flow measurement of air and gases is critical to the safe, efficient and cost-effective operation of turbomachinery and related equipment in the electric power generation, oil/gas production/refining and other industries. Choosing the wrong air/gas flow meter sensing technology can have significant consequences.
A leading European-based marine terminal operator with locations on every major continent is responsible for the managing, handling, storing and distribution of large quantities of oil and gas, as well as refined petrochemicals, which serve industries and consumers around the globe. The company’s thousands of employees are highly trained and are focused on the safe, reliable and efficient storage of large quantities of bulk products at each of its locations.
ABOUT FLUID COMPONENTS INTERNATIONAL
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.
Worldwide Sales and Customer Service
- FCI products are represented worldwide.
- FCI Service Centers are located to serve all continents.
- 24-hour access to Customer Service and Technical Field Support.