Fluid Components International (FCI) has introduced its new ST75, a range of air/gas flow meters that is designed for precise gas line control for industrial ovens and furnaces.

The ST75 flow meter measures fuel gas, process gas, inert gas, waste gases and air in smaller line sizes while optimizing natural gas flow control for industrial ovens, heat chambers and furnaces, thereby reducing process and plant fuel costs.

Source: FCISource: FCINo matter the oven type — oven, heat chamber or furnace — all benefit from controlled natural gas flow. According to FCI, the ST75 flow meter enables process and plant engineers to better control their heating processes, optimizing rise time, consequently lowering gas consumption and minimizing plant energy costs. Similarly, reducing natural gas consumption will subsequently reduce a plant’s carbon footprint.

The ST75 flow meter is also appropriate for both low flow and high flow operations in industrial ovens and operates over a wide flow range. Additionally, the meter features built-in temperature compensation for maintaining consistent performance in rugged, hot industrial process environments; accuracy to ±2% of reading with ±0.5% repeatability over varying process temperatures in line sizes from 6 mm to 51 mm.

Additionally, the ST75 flow meter’s precision flow element features a no-moving parts design that includes RTD sensors embedded in equal mass thermowells with microprocessor electronics calibrated to lab standards for various gases.

The ST75 also features remote mounting capabilities for hazardous or crowded environments and the system can be mounted up to 15 meters away from its corresponding thermal mass flow sensor in the process piping and connected via two 0.50 in FNPT or M conduit connections.

The ST75 flow meter is appropriate for applications such as chemical processing, electronics manufacturing, food and beverage, electric power generation, metals and materials, and pharmaceutical industries among others.

For more information, visit the FCI website.

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