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Flow rate monitoring made easy

Flow rate monitoring made easy

Tuesday 14th January 2014

A range of pneumatic Flow Rate Monitors, designed for checking air compressor outputs, pneumatic tool air consumption, air operated machinery demand and industrial gas flows are now available from Thorite.

Available to buy or hire, three units offer simple, at-a-glance flow rate monitoring for useful performance information gathering: model reference numbers G3A-4AT-02, G3A-4AT-05 and G4A-4AT-15 provide graduated flow rate monitoring ranging from 2 to 20, 5 to 50 or 15 to 150 scfm. Each unit is scaled for air at 100 psig and have port sizes of 1/2" or 1".

Each model features rugged construction from aluminium and polycarbonate. They operate up to maximum pressures of 40 bar, temperatures up to 116°C and can be fitted to pipework diameters of 48 or 60mm. 5 day hire rates vary from £50 to £75, with purchase prices of £166.05 to £238.49 depending on unit capacity (prices subject to VAT at 20%).

Setting the standard for precise flow rate measurement, documentation and analysis is the BEKO Metpoint®. This is a true "plug and play" unit capable of installation or removal under pressure and includes a data logger capable of measuring 1 million values. Metpoint® has a variety of interfaces making it easy to integrate into existing process control systems to provide detailed air consumption patterns over extended periods.

The unit's graphic display highlights system overloads (e.g. excessive air velocities) or malfunctions, enabling correct dimensioning of plant components. Exact allocation of consumption percentages to different stages of production is vital for making accurate business management decisions.

Monitoring compressed air flow rates over extended periods enables users to run their compressors at maximum efficiency. Flow rate measurement also indicates loss of compressed air due to leakage, which is an important economic factor considering that every third compressor in the UK only runs to compensate for compressed air leakage!

Full details of each flow rate monitor are available from Thorite's Technical Department on freephone 0800 0345850. The units can be ordered from any of the company's ten regional Sales & Service Centres in Blackburn, Bolton, Bradford, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Leeds, Rochdale, Sheffield, North Shields and Brierley Hill in the West Midlands with next day delivery.

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