A new White Paper providing steam users with tips to correctly select the right flowmeter to achieve targeted energy savings, has been published by Spirax Sarco.
The paper highlights the importance of monitoring and targeting schemes in light of carbon emissions legislation and volatile fuel prices, and how accurate steam measurement is key to improving plant efficiency, energy efficiency, and process control and costing.
The steam metering paper presents the technical differences in measuring steam compared to other fluid flowmetering, and what variables, such as temperature or pressure, should be considered to ensure an accurate reading. Other considerations included in the document are erosion; velocity; installation space; flowmeter turndown and accuracy. Over eight flowmeter varieties are evaluated and brought together in a comparison table.