and Environment

Energy and Environment

The rising demand for energy, accompanied by the increasing requirements for environmental protection, is creating the need for solutions to a variety of challenges, including the appropriate measurement and control of the flow rates of various media in the energy plants. Special requirements on quality and safety have to be considered for flow sensors in traditional coal or gas power plants, as well as in nuclear power plants or in renewable energy plants, such as solar, wind power or biomass.

Accurate fuel consumption measurements, monitoring of blends of fuel-air ratios to optimize combustion and to reduce emissions, as well as flare monitoring are important tasks for highly robust, durable, contamination-insensitive, and accurate flowmeters.

With high-precision turbine flow meters, TrigasDM provides optimal monitoring of heating and cooling circuits, condensate monitoring and differential flow measurement for leakage control.

Accurate dosing of additives in low-flow ranges possible with the special low-flow DML series.

But also for gas measurement, TrigasDM offers competent solutions for the energy industry. We measure and regulate gases accurately, quickly and reliably with our Alicat mass flow meters and controllers, which measure mass and volumetric flow, pressure and temperature, all in one instrument.

The fast response time of 10 ms or less makes them ideal for controlling high-precision dosing and leakage applications.


Larger measuring ranges are covered by the thermal Kurz-sensors. Larger flow ranges are covered by the thermal Insertion Kurz sensors. Compared to expensive Venturi systems and Pitot tubes, these sensors have not only much wider measurement ranges, but they are also contamination-resistant, have a lower energy consumption, are simpler and less expensive to install and operate.

They are designed to measure reliably and accurately, even in the presence of irregular flow profiles.

In cooperation with our sister company TrigasFI we offer the calibration of all flow sensors up to 5000 l/min for liquids and 20000 Nl/min for gases, on request also with DAkkS ISO 17025 certificate.

Our new DAkkS accreditation expansion which now includes on-site calibrations even enables us to perform these services in-house at our customers’ locations.

We recommend the following products:


High Precision DM series turbine flow meter with versatile  threaded connection; also for bidirectional measurements, recommended for measuring demineralized water, solvents, alcohols or cleaning liquids in quantities up to 1300 lpm.

With our standard pickoffs you already get the benefit of a no-drag, stable RF carrier based sensor, working without magnetic fields which retard the turbine rotor motion or attracting metal particles which affect the dimension of the flow path and the velocity profile of the flowing liquid. High temperature versions, versions with integrated temperature sensor or with additional signal amplifiers optionally available;

TriLIN linearization electronics store the special UVC data that combine several calibrations of the turbine flowmeter for different viscosities with optional Temperature compensation which makes accurate flow measurement possible over the defined temperature and viscosity range.
Configurable as 2-channel version, for differential flow measurements (A-B consumption), bi-directional measurements, etc.;

The Alicat M Series for accurate gas measurement, whether stationary or battery-powered, not only provides a 5ms response time and accuracy of up to 0.4% of reading + 0,2% of full scale but has also a rugged design and insensitive to vibrations and humidity.

You can choose from up to 130 stored gas calibration curves and also create your own gas mixtures, without a new calibration and still staying fully within accuracy statement; A single device for a variety of applications!

Alicat MC Series, the fastest gas controller, provides with its special valves control times of below 50ms and therefore a brilliant stable control. User selectable units and a large display ensure easy operation and convenient reading of all parameters.

The connection to PLC or PC via bus interfaces enables easy integration into existing systems (also available as MCW in low pressure drop Whisper version).

For all applications in cracking processes, measuring combustion air to burners and flares, Kurz thermal meters are the ideal solution. Reliable measurement of emissions, but also the monitoring of ventilation pipes of low-pressure hydrocarbon reservoirs or the regulation of discharge valves to the flare – with Kurz thermal sensors you get a solution, which is successfully proven in these applications since many years.

They come with a long history of reliability, working under the most difficult flow conditions, in temperatures up to 500 ° C and unclean, polluted gases.

Read our application reports:

High accurate Control of Gas Mixtures with special Control Loop Option

How can we reach a high accuracy at the measurement of a gas mixture, if the content of the mixture is constantly changing and there is no real gas available for calibration? Read about interesting applications for this feature.

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Pressure Control Loop feature of Alicat to control closed Pressure Systems

What is the Pressure Control Loop feature? Read about some interesting applications where this feature can perfectly support you.

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