More accurate smoke meter for gas turbines and jet engines launched


Chell Instruments has launched a variant of their smoke meter for measuring emissions from gas turbines and jet engines.

The CSM2001 MFC Smoke Meter is a rugged rack or bench-top mountable measurement system that uses the latest mass flow controller technology to improve accuracy and meet SAE ARP1179 requirements.

Increasing awareness of the impact of emissions from engines on the atmosphere has driven demand for more accurate smoke measurement. The latest instruments from Chell Instruments for measuring smoke emitted by modern jet engines and gas turbines are a response to this demand and have increased sensitivity, improved accuracy and rapid response rates.

Nick Broadley, managing director at Chell Instruments said, “Much of our product range has resulted from customer enquiries. The CSM2001 MFC Smoke Meter is a great example of that.”

Gas turbine operators can use the CSM2001 MFC Smoke Meter to ensure that an engine isn’t emitting high levels of harmful gases. The smoke meter uses the flexibility and accuracy of mass flow controller technology, in place of a traditional dry gas diaphragm meter and manual flow control valve.

“It’s smaller, faster and more accurate than our original CSM2000, which means it minimises costly test time,” added Broadley.

The CSM2001 MFC Smoke Meter has an LCD captouch display, totalizer, rate and temperature readings and leak, sample and manual modes with fully customisable test programming. It also has a bypass function and a flow rate of up to 20 l/min.

Chell Instruments supplies and manufactures pressure and gas flow measurement and control instrumentation. The company also designs and builds test and calibration systems for many of the most demanding and mission-critical applications.

More information on the CSM2001 MFC Smoke Meter and other Chell instruments capabilities can be found at the company’s website.


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