Selecting the right technology for a flow measurement application can be a daunting task. In the case that several technologies will work for a particular application, minimizing energy costs can help narrow the selection. This article discusses ways to assess the energy costs associated with a particular flow meter technology to inform your decision.
It’s late on a Friday night in San Diego, and Max, a controller you might imagine working in the operations control center (OCC) for EDF Renewables, has his eyes full of lights. He scans multiple control screens displaying the status of all the company’s wind turbines scattered across North America. A glance at one screen reveals that a few turbines at a site in Canada are down.