Compressed Inert Gases Consumption-Losses

Compressed inert gases, such as nitrogen and carbon dioxide, are used in various industrial processes for various purposes, including food packaging, fire suppression, and cooling in electronics. Like compressed air, compressed inert gases can also suffer from losses due to leakage and other factors.

Compressed inert gas consumption losses refer to the amount of compressed inert gas that is lost or wasted during the storage, transportation, and use of the gas. The main causes of compressed inert gas consumption losses include leaks in the system, incorrect sizing of components, over-pressurization of the system, and inefficient equipment.

Just like with compressed air, the impact of compressed inert gas consumption losses can be significant. The losses can result in increased energy costs, reduced system efficiency, and reduced capacity of the system, as well as the need for additional compressor capacity to make up for the losses.

To minimize compressed inert gas consumption losses, it is important to regularly inspect the system for leaks and to repair any leaks as soon as they are detected. In addition, regular maintenance of the system and its components, including tightening loose connections, replacing worn seals and hoses, and monitoring the condition of equipment, can also help to reduce losses.

Furthermore, it is also important to ensure that the compressed inert gas system is designed and operated to optimize efficiency and minimize losses. This may include selecting the correct size of components, ensuring that the system is operating at the correct pressure, and implementing best practices for system maintenance and operation.

By reducing compressed inert gas consumption losses, organizations can improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their compressed inert gas systems, while also reducing their environmental impact and improving safety.

Thermal Gas Flow Meters

Thermal mass flow meters are used in almost all industries

Chemicals & Petrochemicals
Food production
Fueling with gas
Petroleum (oil & gas)
Power Plants
Pulp & Paper industries
Steel & Metals industries
Textile industries

For these applications we provide insertion and in-line flow meters, for small and big diameter pipes, for compressed air, process gases such as Carbon Dioxide, Argon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, and explosive gases like Natural gas, Hydrogen, and Biogas.

Natural Gas Flow from the Main into Plant
Thermal mass flow meters are ideal for natural gas flow measurement and monitoring from the main in to the plant to improve energy management.

With concern for energy consumption, monitoring the instantaneous natural gas mass flow rate coming into the plant is critical because it provides information about the plant’s natural gas demand. The conventional billing meter only reports consumption over a fixed period of time (i.e. monthly). Whereas, a thermal mass flow meter monitors flow rate, as well as consumption; thus, it provides real-time feedback about plant upset conditions, peak demand, inefficiencies and wasted energy.

The Plant Manager, Maintenance Manager, or Energy Engineer all benefit from the readily available information that comes from a gas line, of an independent mass flow meter, entering the plant. Furthermore, the newly promulgated ISO 50001 standards define the best practice for energy management, and a rate flow meter in series with the billing flow meter can play a big role.

Gas Flow Measurement
Sigma provides both easy-to-install insertion thermal mass flow meters as well as in-line thermal flow meters, with built in flow conditioners that measure and report the mass flow rate of natural gas.

This type of direct mass flow meter does not require separate temperature or pressure transmitters, has no moving parts, is highly accurate and repeatable, and has negligible pressure drop.

Most importantly, our Thermal Mass Meters have extraordinary rangeability, providing the dynamic operating range and sensitivity necessary to account for a wide range of plant gas demand, whether it be at peak loads, or during a third shift with minimal gas requirement.

The meters not only support the tradditional  the traditional 4-20 mA outputs and pulse outputs, but also options for HART, Modbus and M-Bus interface. Other options include ATEX: II 2 G Ex d IIC T4 .for some models.