Air Velocity Flow Sensors Information Air velocity flow sensors are inserted into a duct or pipe through an access hole to measure air velocity. In other instances a capture hood is used to measure volumetric flow from a grill or exhaust diffuser. Air velocity or volume measurements can often be used with engineering handbook data or design information to reveal proper or improper performance of an airflow system.   Two types of air velocity flow sensors are the insertion probes and...
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We asked our users for their input on Air Velocity Flow Sensors. Here are the results of 51 users familiar with Air Velocity Flow Sensors.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

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Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing air velocity flow sensor design?
6 answers
Answers:
In this case, none. It was a simple calorimetric measure principle.
~Engineering, Design, Goerlitz, Germany
Software Time saving buttons in fields
~Mary Ellen S, Research & Development, Cleveland, OH
Pulse warming thermoanemometer method
~Nikolay Dudkin, General Management, Moscow, Russian Federation
CFD, Numerical modeling
~Aditya C, Control Systems Engineer, Houston, TX
High quality chips
~Rudolf Izmaylov, Professor, St. Petersburg, Russia
MEMS
~Michiel V, Research & Development, Antwerpen, Belgium

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative air velocity flow sensors?
8 answers
Answers:
Schidt technology : SCHMIDT Technology GmbH Feldbergstraße 1 78112 St. Georgen / Germany Tel. +49 (0) 77 24 / 8 99 -0 Fax +49 (0) 77 24 / 8 99-101 E-mail: sensors@schmidttechnology.com www.schmidttechnology.com
~Nikolay Dudkin, General Management, Moscow, Russian Federation
Flow / diff. pressure sensors from sensirion are good and used for calibration and test of the own build sensor.
~Engineering, Design, Goerlitz, Germany
TU Twente Microflown Omron Honneywell
~Michiel V, Research & Development, Antwerpen, Belgium
New at the business Wind energy
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, San jose, Costa Rica
Dantec (previously DISA)
~Rudolf Izmaylov, Professor, St. Petersburg, Russia
Still researching
~Kristen I, Project Manager, Falls Church, VA
Siemens
~Aditya C, Control Systems Engineer, Houston, TX
TSI
~Mary Ellen S, Research & Development, Cleveland, OH

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used air velocity flow sensors for?
15 answers
Answers:
Measuring air velocity out of a headwind fan within a chassis dyno facility and using the measurement within a closed loop speed control to track air speed to dyno speed
~Engineering, Other, Reading, United Kingdom
Cotton micraire value access using that concept . We analyze the density of cotton fiber.
~Engineering, Process/Production, Coimbatore, India
Wind tunnel control systems at low velocity and at different non stable temperature.
~Nikolay Dudkin, General Management, Moscow, Russian Federation
For cooler grate air flow, induced fan and preheater exit gas monitoring
~Engineer, Sarawak, Malaysia
Low volume measures to test equipment that must flow 20 L/Min
~Kristen I, Project Manager, Falls Church, VA
High speed unsteady flow in centrifugal compressor
~Rudolf Izmaylov, Professor, St. Petersburg, Russia
Air Ventilation control system
~Engineering, Design, Goerlitz, Germany
Check air velocity of blower
~Marketing/Sales, SANGLI, India
Installation in furnaces
~Ben R, Technical Support, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Sound localization
~Michiel V, Research & Development, Antwerpen, Belgium
IC engine control
~Aditya C, Control Systems Engineer, Houston, TX
Fan capacity
~Engineering, Consulting, Dombivli (w), India
Fume hoods
~Mary Ellen S, Research & Development, Cleveland, OH
Wind power
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, San jose, Costa Rica
Airplane
~Dilson Moraes, Engineer, Santa Rita do Sapucai, Brasil

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that air velocity flow sensors have been used for.
6 answers
Answers:
As of now we have no air velocity flow sensor but we are now in the process of sourcing the appropriate sensor that is suitable in our operation.
~Engineer, Sarawak, Malaysia
Calibration of air monitoring sensors
~Kristen I, Project Manager, Falls Church, VA
Rotating impeller of turbo compressor
~Rudolf Izmaylov, Professor, St. Petersburg, Russia
Sound localization
~Michiel V, Research & Development, Antwerpen, Belgium
Remote IAQ
~Mary Ellen S, Research & Development, Cleveland, OH
Fly a kite
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, San jose, Costa Rica

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of air velocity flow sensors?
3 answers
Answers:
Poor internal software Not used by the person who designs the instrument Heavy and repetitive motion
~Mary Ellen S, Research & Development, Cleveland, OH
The use of thermoanemometers for velocity control flow of condition systems.
~Nikolay Dudkin, General Management, Moscow, Russian Federation
If dust or moist will cover the sensor you will have disastrous mistake.
~Rudolf Izmaylov, Professor, St. Petersburg, Russia

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
6 answers
Answers:
Remote / reading with out cables/ solar powered /wif signal est/ wattage produced/software to calculate blade size / wattage output/ combo solar censor sun% given
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, San jose, Costa Rica
Lighter easier to read and software 64 bit compatible
~Mary Ellen S, Research & Development, Cleveland, OH
Independence temperature on velocity measurements
~Nikolay Dudkin, General Management, Moscow, Russian Federation
Easy and low cost array flow sensor.
~Michiel V, Research & Development, Antwerpen, Belgium
Stability against humidity and dust
~Rudolf Izmaylov, Professor, St. Petersburg, Russia
To work on a 1/2" air pipe.
~Kristen I, Project Manager, Falls Church, VA

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using air velocity flow sensors?
3 answers
Answers:
Look for the right interface
~Michiel V, Research & Development, Antwerpen, Belgium
Buy Dantec or Thermosystems
~Rudolf Izmaylov, Professor, St. Petersburg, Russia
Test out first
~Mary Ellen S, Research & Development, Cleveland, OH

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of air velocity flow sensors?
4 answers
Answers:
Software needed and instructions should be easy, not badly translated.
~Mary Ellen S, Research & Development, Cleveland, OH
Calibrate your measurement system before and after measurement
~Rudolf Izmaylov, Professor, St. Petersburg, Russia
Still learning myself
~Kristen I, Project Manager, Falls Church, VA
No experience yet
~Engineer, Sarawak, Malaysia


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