When it comes to the current outlook for the chemicals industry it is definitely a tale of two continents. While the prospects for the chemicals industry look healthy in the USA, at least in the medium term, it is a much more uncertain outlook on the other side of the Atlantic.
Millions of small biogas plants are used by rural households across Africa and India, saving families from the arduous work of gathering wood for fuel – and saving trees too.
The last century has seen the world’s demand for water grow twice as fast as the population. With fresh water becoming increasingly scarce, governments are looking to new desalination technologies to meet future needs.
Now with more pressure to take care of the environment and high bunker fuel costs, the shipping industry has to carefully monitor operating expenditure and fuel consumption. There have been longstanding methods to measure fuel consumption, such as tank measurements and noon reporting. But with high accuracy becoming increasingly important for ship owners and operators, the use of fuel flow meters for shipping operations is growing in popularity.
If flow meters are the legs of flow measurement, flow computers are the brain. As the complexity and scale of energy systems increase flow computers provide an automated, accurate and efficient solution to enhance flow measurement, control and data management.
In an industry where sterilisation is crucial and flow meters need to be contactless and sanitary, clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters are ideal for the pharmaceutical industry.
An ultrasonic flow meter uses ultrasound to measure the velocity of liquid flow in order to determine the volume of the liquid flow.
Clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters were invented as a portable tool to allow marine engineers to measure the flow rates of various liquids on ships, and for the ship building and maintenance industry to do the same for commercial and military vessels, including submarines.
Turbine flow meters are used to measure the velocity of liquids, gases and vapours in pipes, eg. hydrocarbons, water, chemicals, cryogenic liquids, air and industrial gases. In order to achieve a higher accuracy in measuring temperature, pressure, and fluid properties, turbine flow meters incorporate flow computer functionality.
Underground mines can be dangerous places, where potentially harmful gases need to be monitored and controlled to reduce risks of explosions and allow standard mining operations to take place. So how can flow measurement be used in the mining industry and how does it reduce these risks?