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Tips for Selecting and Buying an Oil Flow Meter

March 3rd, 2013

Flow meters are advanced measuring instruments which are used to measure linear, non-linear, mass or volumetric flow of gases or liquids. It has its applications in various industries such as power and energy, marine, mining, water management, food and processing, building services, aerospace, agriculture, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical and more. Unlike the traditional gas or liquid measuring instrument such as the dip stick, handheld flow meter is accurate and highly reliable. This instrument will enable you to obtain all the necessary information you may need to measure exact oil receipts and to control oil consumption in boilers and generators. Oil measuring instruments are very useful wherever oil is received, stored and used as they are helpful in measuring, totalizing and recording oil flows precisely. The Oil Flow Meter can be easily installed in the pipeline to totalizing the flow of oil flowing through the pipeline.

How to Select an Oil Flow Meter?

The most important criteria you should consider while purchasing a handheld instrument is, your requirement of a particular application. Keep in the overall installation and nature of the fluid process. To make your decision easier, answer the following questions

Demand Response and Solutions

March 3rd, 2013

Understanding Demand Response Solutions

The concept behind Demand Response (DR) solutions or what can also be referred to as Active Demand Management, is not new and have been in use in electrical grid systems in various parts of the globe, particularly in areas that experience upsurges in peak demand levels that threaten the stability of the grid and putting energy reserve capacities in jeopardy. DR mechanisms are activated during these times of electrical emergencies to take control of daily usage peaks and avoid the onset of rolling outages.

This concept involves limiting electricity usage and loads during high energy demand periods. Residential, commercial and industrial consumers who have agreed to participate in the Demand Response network in exchange for energy rebates and other incentives are required to reduce their electrical load during a Demand Response request – with most responding by shutting down lights, reduce or shut down air conditioning and other appliances or machineries.

The advent of smart grids saw the evolution of better and more efficient Demand Response Solutions, using the most advanced technologies (hardware, software and services) to achieve better and more efficient interactions between energy demand, supply and transport. In a smart grid, mechanisms are integrated into appliances and machineries that consume considerable amounts of electricity. During peak demand times, spikes in electrical consumption, or a sudden surge in energy market prices, these mechanisms will automatically reduce the electrical consumption of these appliances and machines – and in some abnormally high cases shut them down.

Issues and Challenges for Demand Response Solution

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