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Selecting Flowmeters to Minimize Energy Costs


Choosing a flowmeter with a low permanent pressure loss can reduce pump or compressor work requirements and increase steam boiler capacities — thereby trimming annual energy costs.

Fluid flowrate is an important measurement in the chemical process industries (CPI). Selecting an appropriate flow measurement technique can be a daunting task. If several technologies are suitable for a particular application, minimizing energy costs can help narrow the choice. This article describes several types of flowmeters and discusses ways to assess the energy costs associated with a particular flow-metering technology.

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