A selection of various modes makes it suitable for many steam applications. The instrument is compatible with a wide range of flowmeter frequency outputs. Millivolt signals, reed switches, Namur proximity switches or pulse trains can be selected via its smart front-panel programming.
The steam computer calculates the mass flow and energy according to the IAPWS Industrial Formulation (1997) for the thermodynamic properties of steam. The equations use the pressure and temperature values to determine the specific volume and the specific enthalpy.
The steam energy calculations are based on the IAPWS Industrial Formulation (1997).
Superheated steam regions are:
0°C < t < 800°C P < 100MPa
32°F < t < 1472°F P < 14500psia
800°C < t < 2000°C P < 10MPa
1472°F < t < 3632°F P < 1450psia
Saturated steam regions are:
0°C < t < 374°C (critical temperature)
32°F < t < 705°F
P < 22MPa (critical pressure)
P < 3190psia
Water region is:
0°C < t < t saturation at system pressure
32°C < t < t saturation at system pressure
Mass flow = Volume flow/Specific volume
Energy flow = Mass flow x Specific enthalpy