Spirax Sarco launches fast-fit steam flow meter

Spirax Sarco launched its Target Fixed Area (TFA) steam flow meter for smaller, point-of-use applications to help operators accurately assess energy use, reduce consumption and optimise plant performance.

As a stand-alone unit, the TFA integrates a flow-sensing device, temperature sensor and flow computer into a single compact unit, reducing installation requirements, maximising plant uptime and increasing productivity.

The compact design of the TFA enables easy installation almost anywhere in a steam system, even in confined spaces or within the proximity of a pipe bend, valves or other components. It needs only six pipe diameters of straight pipe upstream and three downstream to ensure the desired flow profile into the meter. This overcomes a major challenge in point of use metering, where there are limited straight pipe runs.

With a turndown of up to 10:1, the TFA flow meter is suitable for saturated steam systems and can accurately monitor steam flow even at low velocities, without having to make expensive changes to pipe size. The TFA resists erosion and needs little recalibration due to its stainless steel target area with a large, smooth surface plated in hard chromium. The TFA is available in DN25, DN32, DN40 and DN50 sizes and is suitable for use in steam systems up to 32 bar(g).

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