NATURAL GAS METERING
No need to get crazy! We must do what
we can to operate as efficiently as possible, but keep it simple. Why spend thousands. Look to improve
your current processes for better performance and efficiency.
In my small world
of laundry drying, efficiency means reduced utilities. Most dryer owners have no idea if their equipment is efficient
or not, because they have no way of knowing the actual fuel usage per "dryer" or even per "set of dryers". A
good gas flow meter is needed to remedy this situation.
come up with a very good set of options for the typical laundry. Not only have we made laundry specific requirements
for metering natural or propane gas, but we have pushed hard to lower the cost for a simple insertion meter. Please
review our offering and then read how you will benefit from the use of these "eye opening" devices.
This Wasup concept is a combo of a washing machine and a toilet, reusing the water that cleans the clothes in the
washer to flush the toilet. It's a smart idea, as no one cares what's in the water they're about to pee into. It therefore
conserves lots of water that would normally just be flushed away.
also smart in that it saves space for apartment dwellers, sticking the washing machine above the toilet and saving the floor
space that the appliance usually takes up. Of course, you'd worry about dropping your clean clothes in the toilet... Just
remember to put the lid down.
METER A: Insertion style gas meter
Meter A is designed to provide an economical and easy to install solution for natural gas measurement
to (dryer) burners and boilers. The instrument is also suited for compliance to new regulations for burning natural gas in
commercial applications. It is easy to install or retrofit into existing piping and provides the mass flow rate and
totalized flow (200 millisecond response to changes in flow rate) of the natural gas burned.
• Fast response flow meter optimized for natural gas measurement
* Low cost when compared to most
industrial mass flow metering systems
• Programmable pulse output for remote totalization
• Smart electronics
permit field adjustment of critical flow meter settings
* Unit includes 2 sensors, a velocity sensor & temperature
sensor, which automatically corrects for changes in gas temperature
validation of flow meter calibration
• 200 millisecond response to changes in flow rate
rangeability• 2 x 12 backlit LCD display totalizer values along with instantaneous flow display
• Minimal flow
blockage and low pressure drop
• CE approved
This meter is good
for pipe sizes of 1 1/4" and above (good for use with all industrial dryers and a few large commercial models) and it's
pre-calibrated to the required pipe size/velocity per your specifications. Installation requires a hole be drilled
into the gas pipe and connection is made through a 3/8-inch tube compression fitting with 1/2-inch male NPT (included)
that is welded to the pipe. The 15 VDC electric connection is 1/2-inch female NPT. The meter probe is 316SS and
the sensor is 304SS, glass coated epoxy. The enclosure for the meter/totalizer is NEMA 4X (IP65).
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METER B: In-Line style
industrial gas flow meter with display (Single Calibration)
Meter B features a bright new graphical
display of Flow Rate, Total and Temperature, robust industrial enclosure and easy to access power & output terminals.
It has a dual compartment windowed explosion proof enclosure featuring a very high contrast photo-emissive OLED display.
The rear compartment, which is separated from the electronics, has large, easy-to-access and well marked terminals for ease
of customer wiring.
This meter has a 4-20 ma output as well as a 1-5 VDC output.
These two outputs will be set up for Flow Rate, Temperature or for Pulses of Totalized Flow (Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL)
or CMOS). In addition, it supports full Modbus®; compliant RS485 RTU communications. )
Meter B is good for pipe sizes of 1/2"
and above and is pre-calibrated by the meter supplier to the required pipe size/velocity per your specifications. The
connection is made through 150 lb. ANSI raised face flanged ends. The 115VAC connection is 1/2-inch female NPT. The
enclosure is NEMA 4X and the unit is CSA approved with UL approval pending. Calibration can be modified for change in
METER C: In-Line
style gas meter (Up To four (4) Calibrations Pre-Set)
This meter is the same as Meter B, but allows up to
four (4) different pipe size/velocity calibrations. This is best for use with different pipe sizes. For example,
if you choose to meter your entire bank of dryers with one meter, but would also like to meter each machine, once a problem
is detected, this meter can be moved to four different pipe sizes by changing pipe connections and selecting set-up A, B,
C or D. Each of the settings can be pre-calibrated for your specific needs by the meter supplier.
For pricing, please
send us an e-mail with your meter selection and let us know the pipe size, gas pressure & type of gas (natural
So, what do you do when you get your meter installed? You know
those times when you hand-check the loads and find that you need to add more dry time? I'd start there. Check
the meter and see how much fuel is used to reheat the dryer and finish the load. Now, figure out how often this "reheat"
formula is used. It may open your eyes to the benefits of "getting it right the first time".
move on to what you might call a "standard" dryer test. Use the items that you process the most. Weigh
loads from the same washer/extractor and test the dryer to determine an average btu/lb. of H2O removed. Check this information
over time and after maintenance to look for improvements or problems.
temperatures and tighten-up dry times. Hey, now you can actually measure performance changes! You're no longer
in the dark! You may be able to demonstrate the need for more dryers, for more efficient dryers, for improved dryer
formulas, for better dryer maintenance practices.... and best of all, you may demonstrate your own worth by showing positive
proof that savings have been achieved through your hard work to perfect drying efficiency.
TESTING DRYER PERFORMANCE