Compressed Air Flow Meter

Thermal Mass Flow Technology for Compressed Air Flow Measurement

The thermal principle operates by observing the cooling effect of a gas flow as it passes over a heated transducer. In compressed air flow meter, the temperature sensor monitors the actual air temperature whilst the heater transducer is maintained a constant differential temperature by caring the required current to the heating sensor from electronic in order to maintain the differential temperature. Greater the flow, greater will be cooling effect and current required to maintain the differential temperature.

The current produce to maintain this temperature differential is directly proportional to the mass flow rate. Hence there is no need for additional temperature or pressure compensation in the thermal mass flow meter. This makes thermal mass flow meters as a preferred choice for use in compressed air flow monitoring systems.

Air is free but Compressed Air is NOT!!!

Compressed air has wide range of applications across Industrial segments. Compressed air is considered to be the “fourth utility” after water, natural gas and electricity. When compared by cost per delivered unit of energy compressed air is costly other than three. There are six basic aspects of efficient compressed dry air system total demand, system storage, operational supply, output air quality, on demand distribution, and overall management. All six elements need to work together for the system to reach its extreme efficiency.

Accurately tracking the use of compressed air is must. By knowing exact air production or consumption rate using PCD compressed air flow meter we can optimize complete systems, assure stable quality and also reduce energy losses. Technology used for this meter is of thermal dispersion type.

PCD AirFlow Kit content

  • Calibration report
  • Thermal mass flow meter
  • User manual
  • Cable Glands
  • Compression fitting
  • Power supply adaptor
  • RS485 to USB convert (on demand)
  • Inbuilt data logger (on demand)
  • Safety cable 
  • Aluminum rugged case

Electronics Specifications

Programming: By Membrane Key

Power Supply: 24 VDC Isolated, 230 VAC, 110VAC

Out Puts: 4-20mA, 4wire, Pulse,

Communication : RS 485 MODBUS

Accuracy: ± 2% of FSD

Linearity: +/- 0.5 %

Repeatability: 0.5%

9 + 5 =

  • Maintenance 100%
  • User Friendly 98%
  • Accuracy 98%
  • Perfomance 95%
  • Cost Effective 90%

Our cliens for Compressed Air flow meter

Overview of Industry Applications of Compressed Air:

Metals Fabrication: Assembly station powering, tool powering, controls and actuators, injection molding, spraying

Petroleum : Process gas compressing, controls and actuators

Primary Metals : Vacuum melting, controls and actuators, hoisting

Pulp and Paper : Conveying, controls and actuators

Rubber and Plastics: Tool powering, clamping, controls and actuators, forming, mold press powering, injection molding

Stone, Clay and Glass: Conveying, blending, mixing, controls and actuators, glass blowing and molding, cooling

Textiles: Agitating liquids, clamping, conveying, automated equipment, controls and actuators, loom jet weaving, spinning, texturizing

Apparel : Conveying, clamping, tool powering, controls and actuators, automated equipment

Automotive : Tool powering, stamping, controls and actuators, forming, conveying

Chemicals : Conveying, controls and actuators

Food : Dehydration, bottling, controls and actuators, conveying, spraying coatings, cleaning, vacuum packing

Furniture : Air piston powering, tool powering, clamping, spraying, controls and actuators

General Manufacturing: Clamping, stamping, tool powering and cleaning, controls and actuators

Lumber and Wood: Sawing, hoisting, clamping, pressure treatment, controls and actuators