Steam Flow Meters

Steam flow meters are digital flow meters for steam flow measurement. A variety of technologies are suitable for steam flow measurement. Common types are: Vortex flow meter. Differential pressure flow meters and portable ultrasonic flow meters works too. Other technologies to measure steam, like Coriolis flow meters. But the price vs the advantages against vortex or DP flowmeters are not justifying the price of a coriolis flow meter. If you have any problems with the steam flow meters type selection, contact us now! Our Technical Engineer will provide you with free technical support and selection assistance.

Steam is widely used as a source of power in the production of electricity. In today’s power plants, heat is obtained from multiple sources. These include fossil fuels, such as coal, natural gas, or oil, as well as other sources of heat, including nuclear fuel, waste fuels, solar energy, and geothermal energy. The heat energy in these sources of heat is released, either through combustion or through a similar process. The heat is transferred to water, which generates steam. In many cases, this steam is then used to drive an electric generator. The system used to generate the steam is called a boiler.

As the costs of energy rise, many companies are looking to increase efficiencies in energy and power generation. As a result, more attention is being paid to steam flow measurement.

Choose your steam flow meter below:


SI-3303 Steam Vortex Flow Meter
SI-3303 Steam Vortex Flow Meter

SI-3304 Insertion Type Vortex Flow Meter
SI-3304 Insertion Type Vortex Flow Meter

SI-3305 Intelligent Gas Precession Vortex Flowmeter
SI-3305 Intelligent Gas Precession Vortex Flowmeter

SI-3501 Thermal Mass Flow Meter
SI-3501 Thermal Mass Flow Meter

SI-3701 Orifice Plate Flow Meter
SI-3701 Orifice Plate Flow Meter
Vortex flowmeters have some advantages over other types flowmeters, when it comes to measuring gas and steam flow. Gas flow measurement is still a relatively new application for Coriolis meters. Use of Coriolis meters to measure steam flow is just beginning to occur. While ultrasonic meters have been used for a number of years to measure gas flow, steam flow is a very new application for them. Magnetic flowmeters cannot be used to measure either gas flow or steam flow. Multivariable differential-pressure flowmeters can be used to measure liquid, gas, and steam. And, DP flowmeters have greater pressure drop than vortex meters, due to the presence of a primary element.
 
Steam is the most difficult fluid to measure. This is due to the high pressure and high temperature of steam and the measurement parameters vary with the type of steam. Main types of steam include wet steam, saturated steam, and superheated steam. Steam is often measured in process plants and for power generation.
In addition to their ability to tolerate high process temperatures and pressures,
vortex meters offer wide rangeability,
which enables the measurement of steam flow at varying velocities.
 
 

Vortex Flow Meters

Vortex Flow Meters
Vortex flow meters are suitable for measuring steam as well as a variety of liquids and gases. As fluid moves across a vortex meter shedder bar, vortices form. The frequency of the vortices shedding is proportional to the fluid velocity.
Even for the steam flow rate, Vortex flow meters are the perfect choice. Pressure and Temperature compensation ensure measurement accuracy. When we use them to measure steam or gas flow in pipes with variable operating pressure and temperature.
 
DP flow transmitters, together with primary elements. Account for well over half of the flowmeters sold for steam flow applications. DP flow transmitters sold for steam flow, have many of the same advantages and disadvantages as measure liquid and gas flow. Disadvantages include pressure drop, interference with the flowstream, and wear over time. DP flow transmitters also have limited rangeability. DP flow meters are reliant on the square-root method for calculating flow.
 
On the one hand, DP flow transmitters offer some pretty compelling advantages, when it comes to steam flow measurement. For example, they are relatively inexpensive and offer straightforward installation.
 
DP flow is also the most studied and best understood method of flow measurement。
And multivariable DP flow transmitters are capable of measuring more than one process variable.
Such as differential pressure, process pressure, and temperature,
which in turn enables the measurement of mass flow.
 
The effectiveness of a DP flow transmitter for steam flow depends on the primary element used.
Flow nozzles are well suited for steam flow. Because they can handle the high temperatures and pressures that accompany steam flows.
Orifice plates are widely used to measure steam flow.
In fact, all the primary elements, including Pitot tubes, Venturi tubes, and wedge elements can be used for steam flow measurement.
 

Differential Pressure Flow Meters

 
 
Differential Pressure Flow Meters
Differential Pressure Flow Meters, also called DP flow meters. Differential pressure flow meters consist of flow sensors and pressure/differential transmitters. Flow sensors are the important part of differential pressure flow meters. Like: Orifice plate, Venturi tube, Wedge, V-cone and Averaging Pitot Tubes.
Differential pressure (DP) flow meters are suitable for applicaitons, like: water, gas, steam, oil….
 
Sino-Inst offers free technical support for flow sultions.
You can contact us for flow calculate.
 
Equation(s)
 
equations
 
d: Pipe Inner Diameter (m)
v: Steam Velocity (m/s)
ms: Steam Flow Rate (kg/h)
V: Specific volume (m³/kg)

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natural gas flow meters

Natural Gas Flow Meter

Natural Gas Flow Meter, is the inline flow meter for natural gas pipeline. Like: thermal mass flow meter, ultrasonic natural gas flow meter, natural gas turbine flow meter. Intelligent Gas Precession Vortex Flowmeter, and differential pressure flow meter.

sanitary flow meter

Sanitary Flow Meter

Sanitary Flow Meter, also called the tri-clamp flow meter. Sanitary Flow Meters have stainless steel bodies and come standard with Tri-Clover fittings.

Turbine Flow Meters

Turbine type flow meter

Turbine type flow meter is one type of mechanical flow meters. Turbine flow meter use the mechanical energy of the liquid to rotate a rotor in the flow stream. Turbine flow meters measure the velocity of a variety of liquids (oil, water), gases (natural gas) and vapors.

Wastewater flow meter

Wastewater flow meter

Wastewater Flow meters are flowmeters for water and wastewater treatment. Electromagnetic flow meters are suitable for open channel and underground industrial water pipes. Magnetic flow meters can be Remote type, compact type, insertion type. And ultrasonic flow meters are another choice

Sino-Inst is a Professional steam flowmeter manufacturer and supplier.
Sino-Inst offers over 10 steam flow meter products.
About 70% of these are vortex, ultrasonic, and mass flow meters. Differential pressure flow meters are most widely used.
A wide variety of steam flow meter options are available to you, such as free samples, paid samples.
Sino-Inst’s steam flow meters service for industrial applications, like:
Industrial gas, corrosives and brine, chemical processing, energy, electronics, laboratories, medical, and many other industries.
Sino-Instrument sells through a mature distribution network,
that reaches all 50 states and 30 countries worldwide.
Flow meter products are most popular in Domestic Market, Southeast Asia, Europe,and America.

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