Industry Intelligence

Video: Flowmeter Re-Calibration Made Easy

Learn how Sierra's new management asset tool can make managing your mass flow meters and controllers for repair and recalibration fast and easy. Brenda Kibbee, Service Manager at Sierra Instruments, demonstrates the time-saving features of Sierra's... ...


Whitepaper: Flare Gas Mass Flow Metering

As the drive towards energy independence in the United States continues at full speed, oil and gas companies are turning to hydraulic fracturing to increase production. Increasingly stringent state and national regulations for flare gas in particular... ...


Video: How Thermal Mass Flow Meter Technology Works

In this NEW video from Sierra, you'll learn the operational principles of thermal dispersion mass flow technology. Industrial thermal mass flow meters, also known as thermal dispersion or immersible thermal mass flowmeters, comprise a family... ...


Whitepaper: Sub-Metering of Natural Gas

Unlike oil, natural gas exists in abundance in the United States. Of the natural gas consumed in the United States in 2011, 95% was produced domestically. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects U.S. natural gas production to increase... ...


Video: Primary Standard Gas Flow Calibration Systems

Introducing Sierra's broad line of CalTrak portable, primary standard gas flow calibration systems. The CalTrak line offers end-users fast, easy and accurate primary standard flow calibration systems for precise mass flow meter and controller... ...


Advanced Thermal Dispersion Mass Flowmeters

Thermal dispersion (TD) mass flowmeters measure the mass flowrate of fluids (primarily gases) flowing through a closed conduit, such as pipe. This article describes the operation and installation of TD mass flowmeters, and gives the reader information about what applications these meters are most suited for. ...


Effective, Economical Nitrogen Tank Blanketing Achieved With FCI Thermal Mass Flow Meters

San Marcos, CA—Process engineers in search of a flow measurement solution to support accurate, safe and economical nitrogen tank blanketing operations will find the ST Series Family of Flow Meters from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides a wide range of choices designed to accommodate various tank and line sizes. Storage tank blanketing or padding by pumping ...


The 4 Key Elements of WirelessHART

Security and reliability are hallmarks of Wireless HART. Since it's used for industrial applications in process automation, it needs to be absolutely secure, and reliability is also a given. Here are the 4 key elements of WirelessHART. ...


Which Cordset or Cable Material Should I Select for My Application?

When it comes to specifying a cable to use with your recent sensor purchase, you may notice a handful of options in regards to the cable quality and jacket material. You will see model numbers containing letter combinations, such as PUR, PVC, POC, PUR H/S, and even STOOW. What do these letters mean?  How do ...


Purged Industrial Displays for Division 1 Hazardous Areas

What is the correct purge system to use for a Class I, Div. 1 industrial display?  It’s a common question asked of our technical support experts. Another variation: What choices do I have for HMI visualization and machine control in a Division 1 area and which purge system does it require? The first two questions to ...


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