There are important factors to consider when defining a thermal mass flowmeter to ensure precision and performance in a gas flow application.
A thermal mass flowmeter has numerous advantages over other technologies for measuring the mass flow rate and consumption of gases. Featuring wide rangeability, pressure independence, extreme low-end sensitivity and ease of installation, they have become widely popular for countless commercial, industrial and environmental applications. Furthermore, by offering a variety of configurations and outputs, TMFMs provide the flexibility and economy to accommodate mostly any type of gas flow application.
To use a TMFM to its fullest potential, give thoughtful consideration to the installation location, the meter’s flow body and which features are best for the application.
Here is an excellent full text article from Flowcontrolnetwork.com, authored by Sage Metering President Bob Steinberg, titled "Specifying a Thermal Mass Flowmeter for Gases".
The topics it covers are:
- What is mass flow?
- Why is mass flow important?
- 9 benefits of thermal mass flowmeters
- Importance of proper installation
- Selecting the proper meter and specifications
- Wiring considerations
- Applications to avoid