Advantages of Using Flow Meters to Reduce Pressure Drop

July 2017, Vol. 244, No. 7

By Dave Grumney, President & CEO, FLO-CORP, Wadsworth, OH

Plant operators rely on plant air pressures to maintain properly working equipment and systems. One common problem affecting processing plants that use compressed air systems is the ability to maintain reliable pressure throughout the distribution system. Insufficient air pressures may be due to undersized distribution piping, but more commonly the causes are flow restrictions in the distribution system such as filters, check valves and fittings, as well as flow meters and gauges. Leaks in the distribution system actually rank low as the common cause of pressure drop – the reduction of pressure from the compressor…

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