Hydrogen Flow Meters for Mass and Volume Flow

Hydrogen flow meters for mass and volume flow

Hydrogen flow meters are widely used in hydrogen energy fields, such as hydrogen production, hydrogen storage and hydrogen fuel cells. Typically used to monitor volumetric flow, mass flow and usage of hydrogen to ensure proper system operation and optimize performance.

Since the value of hydrogen is very high, custody transfer metering is also a very important feature of hydrogen flow measurement.

Characteristics and industrial applications of hydrogen

Hydrogen (chemical formula H2) is composed of two hydrogen atoms and is colorless, tasteless, odorless, non-toxic and flammable. With a molecular weight of 2 and a specific gravity of 0.0695, hydrogen is considered the lightest gas, more than 14 times lighter than air (mv=28.8).

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Hydrogen is very flammable. Under normal pressure, a mixture with a hydrogen content of 4.0% to 74% is flammable. Since the minimum ignition energy of hydrogen (0.02mJ – one order of magnitude smaller than the minimum ignition energy of hydrocarbons) is very small, strict precautions must be taken to prevent leakage.

Hydrogen is a valuable and widely measured industrial gas that plays an important role. Hydrogen has important applications in petrochemical industry, food grain and oil processing, semiconductor electronics industry, fuel cell manufacturing, pharmaceutical chemical industry, power production, etc.

Hydrogen is used in many petroleum refineries to produce petroleum products such as diesel and gasoline. It helps avoid many impurities, such as sulfur, in the final products produced by these refineries.

Different chemical industries require hydrogen to produce important hydrogen-based compounds such as ammonia and methanol.

  • Manufacturers of fertilizers and other agricultural products need hydrogen because ammonia is an important component of most fertilizers.
  • The manufacture of metal products requires hydrogen for atomic hydrogen welding, an important arc welding equipment.
  • Electronic products, such as semiconductors, display screens and LED lights, require hydrogen for the reduction process.
  • The glass industry requires hydrogen to prevent oxidation of glass while making final products from flat glass.
  • Hydrogen is also needed by the power generation and aviation industries, and the gas can be used as a fuel when supplied through pipelines from hydrogen plants.
  • In the metallurgical industry, hydrogen is used as reducing agent and protective gas in the production and processing of non-ferrous metals such as tungsten, molybdenum, and titanium.
  • In the aerospace industry, hydrogen is an important fuel. Due to the good combustion performance of hydrogen and the increasingly stringent environmental protection regulations, there is a potential huge demand for hydrogen in the future market.

Since the value of hydrogen is very high, custody transfer metering is a very important feature of hydrogen flow measurement.

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Hydrogen mass flow measurement

We at Sino-Inst recommend using a thermal gas mass flow meter to measure hydrogen mass flow.

Thermal gas mass flow meter is an instrument that uses the principle of thermal diffusion to measure gas flow. Thermal flow meters have two temperature sensors placed in the medium. One of the sensors is heated to a temperature above ambient temperature. Another temperature sensor is used to sense the medium temperature.

As the flow rate of the medium increases, the heat taken away by the medium increases. The temperature difference between the two temperature sensors will change with the flow rate of the medium. According to the proportional relationship between the temperature difference and the medium flow rate, the flow rate Q of the fluid can be obtained.

Thermal gas mass flowmeter has the characteristics of easy installation, simple maintenance, anti-vibration, large pipe diameter and small flow measurement, no need for temperature and pressure compensation, and wide range ratio. It is a gas flow meter that is widely used in hydrogen flow measurement in the world.

Insertion mass flow meter to measure hydrogen flow

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When measuring the flow of hydrogen, when selecting Hydrogen Flow Meters, you can choose the appropriate one based on the measurement medium, operating temperature, rated pressure, nominal diameter, flow range and signal output. You can also consider the parameters provided by the user on site and the user’s cost. Hydrogen Flow Meters model specifications.

Sino-Inst’s Hydrogen Flow Meters provide more accurate and stable measurements. If you need to purchase Hydrogen Flow Meters, or have related technical questions, please contact our engineers!

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