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The ‘Clean Energy Guide’ from Sierra Instruments introduces readers to some of the company’s most innovative partners and the work they have done together to develop answers to today’s most pressing environmental problems. Topics include high-performance flow measurement instrumentation that helps to create biofuel and measurement technology for use in environmental research into global warming.

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Alternative energy

  • The promise of geothermal power
  • Bringing new efficiencies to solar photovoltaic manufacturing
  • Generating thermal energy from the sun

Research on climate change

  • Unlocking our carbon history in Antarctic ice
  • Investigating the impact of ocean acidification on marine life
  • Reducing the carbon soot that threatens clean and breathable air

Greenhouse gas emissions

  • Clean coal challenges in a growing China
  • Reducing the cost of engine emissions testing
  • New greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule affects a wide variety of industries
  • Using multipoint systems to measure flare gases for greenhouse gas reporting
  • Maintaining switchgears in electricity distribution and reducing environmental impact

Biogas fuels

  • Capturing biogas from landfills and using it for cogeneration
  • Producing biogas from solid wastes and using it for cogeneration

Energy conservation

  • District heating promises lowest carbon footprint
  • Smart compressed air measurement delivers cost and resource savings
  • Water treatment and conservation
  • Optimising air flows to aeration basins to accelerate clean water production
  • New greenhouse gas rules increase use of ozone in water purification
  • Reducing the costs of rural water treatment and increasing conservation

Sierra Instruments

With in excess of 150 locations in more than 50 countries, our Flow Measurement and Control Division is known for the design and manufacture of innovative high-performance fluid flow measurement and control instrumentation for nearly any gas, liquid and steam application spanning across global industries as diverse as scientific research, semiconductor, wastewater treatment, iron and steel, clean energy, aerospace and biotech, to name a few.

Experience our passion for flow

Our Flow Measurement and Control Division designs and manufactures high-precision capillary-sensor-based mass flowmeters and controllers for gas flow in applications. We also design and manufacture immersible thermal mass, transit-time ultrasonic, vortex shedding and multivariable flow instruments in both standard and customised versions for applications in industrial and hazardous environments.

Our technologies precisely measure and/or control very low flows of gas down to less than 1sccm full scale, as well as extremely high flows of gas, liquid and steam. With rugged product design, cutting-edge innovation and a worldwide team of flow experts, we know you will 'experience our passion for flow'.

Our flowmeters and controllers provide a high return on investment.

  • Direct mass flowmeters provide improved accuracy and cost efficiencies
  • Direct mass flowmeters do not need pressure or temperature compensation equipment or flow computers
  • Flowmeters provide immunity to process changes in P&T, leading to very repeatable measurements
  • In gases, density is highly variable. Unlike mass flowmeters, volumetric gas flowmeters are very sensitive to changes in pressure and temperature
  • Mass flowmeters are a necessity in more than 80 per cent of all industrial processes such as those involving chemical reactions, combustion, respiration and HVAC, which are based on mass flow, not volumetric flow

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