Are you a manufacturer looking to improve efficiencies? Companies use the Rooster™ Sensor100 airflow sensor with display to monitor air velocity in impeller1 inlet and outlet ducts for process optimization. Coffee roasting operations are one example. Rooster™ monitors manifold outlet pipes to detect flow loss, where airflow is used to separate chaff from coffee beans. In addition, Rooster™ is used in combustion processes to ensure there is sufficient airflow in combustion chamber inlet ducts, protecting against excessive greenhouse gas emissions. The Sensor100 tracks airflow in a variety of industrial drying, cooling, material transport, HVAC, and dust collection systems.
The Rooster™ Sensor100 allows airflow to be viewed, monitored, alarmed, and communicated to building management systems. Calibrated and ready to deploy, the Sensor100 uses a probe style sensor with wide velocity range, 0.15 – 20.0 m/s (30-4,000 fpm), to reach into ducted flows in buildings and production processes. With a glove-friendly, color touchscreen and onscreen messaging, Sensor100 is intuitive to use and set up in your facility. Alarm set points and output behavior are easily configured, and the user may enter duct size and shape to enable volumetric flow rate calculations.
Optimize manufacturing, and advance your processes to the next level with the Rooster™ Sensor100 air velocity and temperature sensor with built-in touchscreen display.
1An impeller receives inlet air and acts as a propeller to increase the pressure and velocity of a fluid (gas or liquid). Essentially, it is a rotor within a tube or casing which transmits motion to an air stream and directs it toward one or more outlet ducts. Impellers are found in centrifugal compressors, blowers, and turbines used in industrial applications where a constant flow of air is needed.
https://engineer-educators.com/ provides an overview of a centrifugal-flow compressor used in an aircraft engine which shows the airflow path from an impeller, through a diffuser, and then through a manifold.