Pros and Cons of different gas flow measurement technologies available in the market will help process instrumentation engineers to effectively choose the best flow metering technology for defined application which results in optimum results w.r.t cost versus performance ratio.
Process instrumentation engineer’s task is to identify which of the Mass flow meter technology will be the best suitable technology.
Below are some important factors to be considered & evaluated with comparing technologies for optimum selections:
– Pipe sizes
– Process conditions such as flow rate, pressure, temperature, density, viscosity, dirt & moisture, etc.
– Installation conditions such as horizontal, vertical, or inclined & available straight lengths, time & efforts, etc.
– Accuracy & repeatability needed
– Process turndown ratio needed
– Budgeted price
Here are the Pros and Cons of Turbine Flow Meter :
Derives Volumetric Flow rate
Low Initial Cost
Suitable High pressure
Dry and Clean Gas
Susceptible to Vibrations
High wear factor