Fluid Components International (FCI), a leading manufacturer of thermal dispersion flow and level measurement instrumentation with a major presence in the region, has launched thermal flow meters aimed at helping engineers optimise waste-to-energy (WTE) plants.
Engineers challenged with designing or operating waste-to-energy incineration plants will find the ST80, ST100 and MT100 thermal mass flow meters from FCI offer them accuracy, repeatability, ease of installation and low maintenance to enhance plant performance while driving costs down.
According to FCI, these thermal mass flow meters are the ideal solutions to measuring Waste incineration plants' boiler system intake air and back-end flue gasses.
The ST80 air/gas flow meter features a unique dual technology flow element that combines the advantages of fast response with high accuracy over a broad flow range. It is suitable for use at temperatures up to 850°F (454°C).
The ST100 is a thermal dispersion technology flow meter that combines the industry’s most feature- and function- rich electronics with advanced flow sensors. The result is a truly state-of-the-science solution for industrial processes and plant applications.
In high-temperature, dirty plants with fly ash residue, these thermal flow meters excel with a rugged, no-moving parts design that is resistant to clogging and fouling over a long life.
Waste incineration plants which apply WTE technologies provide an economical and decreased waste footprint alternative to conventional organic waste disposal.
These plants convert their waste streams into electrical power by burning the waste to heat steam boilers, which in turn drive turbine electric power generators.
The WIP combustion process uses forced draft primary air and grate air, and in some systems secondary air, that all must be measured for efficient mixing and boiler control. All WIP systems require the measurement of the air mass flow rate to control the boiler properly and treat end-of-process hot flue gases.
FCI’s compact thermal dispersion mass flow meters are direct mass flow instruments that do not require the addition of costly temperature or pressure sensors, or their added wire-runs and pipe penetrations.
Their insertion-style configuration is the easiest, most cost-effective solution to install for the larger line sizes common in waste-to-energy incineration plants.