This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

58 flowmeters head for furnace application

14 April 2009

Fives Stein is insuring the correct oxygen to fuel ratio in its industrial furnaces, used in the production of fibreglass, with 58 flowmeters. The Oxfordshire based division of the Fives Group selected Sierra Max-Trak products from Litre Meter, a flowmeter specialist based in Buckinghamshire.

Combustion skid under construction
Combustion skid under construction

Alan Stephens of Fives Stein explained: ‘The meters are used to ensure the correct oxygen to fuel ratio.

‘The meters are used in two furnaces – one fuelled by natural gas, the other by LPG. We chose these meters because they are capable of accurate measurements at very low pressure. This meant that we could use them where oxygen is supplied from an on-site VSA (vacuum swing) plant.’

VSA is a process whereby oxygen is separated from air at a low pressure and then, in this instance, used with combustion gases to power the furnaces.

Stephens said: ‘Not only is the Sierra flowmeter capable of operating at the low pressures associated with the VSA process, it is also very robust. We needed a meter that would cope with industrial conditions including the hot environment associated with glass furnaces.

‘Another deciding factor in the choice of these meters was the fact that Litre Meter was able to supply some customised software for the meters measuring LPG because the type of gas used is not standard.’

Contact Details and Archive...

Related Articles...

Print this page | E-mail this page