How to avoid installation mistakes when working with Model 62-9 Insertion Probe Flow Meters

Thermal Instrument Model 62-9/9500P inserted into pipe

Installed Model 62-9/9500P Insertion Probe

Over the years our technicians have fielded numerous questions about meter performance and many of those solutions come back to some common installation mistakes. When it comes to Thermal Instrument Mass Flow Meters there are a couple things that you can check very easily when you experience a problem or suspect something is not 100% accurate with the measurement values. Here are a couple of suggestions from our technicians to common questions we receive.

Scenario: I know I have flow, but Flow Meter is not measuring anything.

Solution:

Check to make sure that the insertion probe flow meter is properly inserted into the line to the correct depth. With Thermal Instrument Model 62-9 insertion probes, the sensors are located on the bottom 3” section of the probe closest to the tip. Make sure that the tip of the probe is inserted to the proper depth depending upon the line size. Ideally you want that sensor right in the middle of the flow profile. Additionally, check all your connections and make sure that the meter is powered on and that the output cables are securely attached at the transmitter.

Scenario: As my flow rate increases, the meter seems to be consistently reading lower

Solution:

First, make sure that the sensors are facing into the flow stream. Thermal Instrument marks each Model 62-9 with a Flow Direction Arrow just underneath the transmitter condulet. Make sure that the arrow is facing in the same direction as the flow. Next, if you are running an application that is dirty or has particulates in the flow stream, check to make sure that the sensor area does not have a coating on the meter. Our meters are designed so that they can be removed from the line (please make sure you follow local safety regulations) and then simply wipe any buildup off of the probe that may have accumulated down at the bottom where the sensors are located.

For more information visit our FAQ page or feel free to contact us to speak with one of our technicians. Phone: 215-355-8400 then Option 3 on phone menu for Tech Support.


Thermal Instrument Company
217 Sterner Mill Road
Trevose, PA 19053
www.ThermalInstrument.com
P: 215-355-8400 | F: 215-355-1789

About Thermal Instrument Company 

Thermal Instrument Company (TIC), established in 1959, headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania, provides leading edge instrumentation solutions for measuring the mass flow rate of liquids and gases.  TIC has been providing flow measurement solutions for more than 60 years to a variety of industries throughout the globe, and has an installed base in excess of 20,000 thermal mass flow measurement devices. TIC has provided flow measurement solutions for: natural gas to boilers, furnaces, and in pipelines; clean gases used in manufacturing processes; methane and landfill gas from wastewater and landfill sites; water for cooling and pharmaceutical applications; and numerous other liquids and gasses used in environmental and industrial processes. TIC offers a full line of thermal mass flow meters and flow switches available in either an unobstructed path in-line model, or as an insertion probe model. For more information about Thermal Instrument Company’s flow measurement solutions, please visit our website or contact one of our sales representatives. 

https://www.thermalinstrument.com/ 

Thermal Instrument @ SOAR SHOW 2022 – Kansas City, MO – March 22-23

Visit Thermal Instrument in Kansas City, MO at the SOAR / SWANA Show on March 22-23, 2021. Booth # 330.

Ray Young, Kevin Johnson will be there to answer any questions and present some new options available with our flow measurement instrumentation. Thermal Instrument has been providing mass flow measurement for more than 60 years, and has been actively working within the Landfill industry dating back to the 1980’s.

Thermal Instrument flow meters are an excellent option for all environmental compliance applications. We offer our Model 62-9 Insertion probe with Teflon Coated Sensor Area for larger lines where there may be a coating issue due to a dirty application.

If you are looking for a solution for smaller line size flow measurement, we offer our Model 600-9 which can become an extension of your existing pipe line, potentially eliminating any concerns with pressure loss due to our unique unobstructed flow path design.

We will have examples of both flow meter styles as well as various electronic transmitter and calibration options to review with you.

Looking forward to seeing you in KC!

SOAR Show – Thermal Instrument Booth # 330


Thermal Instrument Company
217 Sterner Mill Road
Trevose, PA 19053
www.ThermalInstrument.com
P: 215-355-8400 | F: 215-355-1789

About Thermal Instrument Company 

Thermal Instrument Company (TIC), established in 1959, headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania, provides leading edge instrumentation solutions for measuring the mass flow rate of liquids and gases.  TIC has been providing flow measurement solutions for more than 60 years to a variety of industries throughout the globe, and has an installed base in excess of 20,000 thermal mass flow measurement devices. TIC has provided flow measurement solutions for: natural gas to boilers, furnaces, and in pipelines; clean gases used in manufacturing processes; methane and landfill gas from wastewater and landfill sites; water for cooling and pharmaceutical applications; and numerous other liquids and gasses used in environmental and industrial processes. TIC offers a full line of thermal mass flow meters and flow switches available in either an unobstructed path in-line model, or as an insertion probe model. For more information about Thermal Instrument Company’s flow measurement solutions, please visit our website or contact one of our sales representatives. 

https://www.thermalinstrument.com/ 

Thermal Instrument Honors and Thanks our Veterans

Thermal Instrument Company (TIC) is proud to not only be a family run business, but also a Veteran Owned business. Our General Manager and Owner, is a U.S. Army veteran that served his country in Vietnam. Many of our employees have family members currently serving or who have served in the US Armed Forces in both times of conflict and peace. That being said, there is a deep respect for all that are currently serving or have served in the past. We thank you for your service!

 

Several TIC employees have family ties to veterans that have served as far back as WWII to present day conflicts around the world.

 

Please take a moment to remember our veterans and the sacrifices made that allow all of us to enjoy the freedoms of living in the United States.

 

Again, if you are a veteran and reading this, Thank You for your service!


Thermal Instrument Company
217 Sterner Mill Road
Trevose, PA 19053
www.ThermalInstrument.com
P: 215-355-8400 | F: 215-355-1789

About Thermal Instrument Company 

Thermal Instrument Company (TIC), established in 1959, headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania, provides leading edge instrumentation solutions for measuring the mass flow rate of liquids and gases.  TIC has been providing flow measurement solutions for more than 60 years to a variety of industries throughout the globe, and has an installed base in excess of 20,000 thermal mass flow measurement devices. TIC has provided flow measurement solutions for: natural gas to boilers, furnaces, and in pipelines; clean gases used in manufacturing processes; methane and landfill gas from wastewater and landfill sites; water for cooling and pharmaceutical applications; and numerous other liquids and gasses used in environmental and industrial processes. TIC offers a full line of thermal mass flow meters and flow switches available in either an unobstructed path in-line model, or as an insertion probe model. For more information about Thermal Instrument Company’s flow measurement solutions, please visit our website or contact one of our sales representatives. 

https://www.thermalinstrument.com/ 

ThermalInstrument.com – New Site: More Information…Same Great Flow Measurement Instrumentation

In October we launched a new and improved website experience for our customers. The site offers more detailed application explanations, photos and information on our product lines, and enhanced contact features. Expanded information on the history of Thermal Instrument, and some of the unique features of our product line. The new site is easy to use and adapts to mobile devices for easy navigation. The site was launched in late September and continues to evolve weekly as new information is added.

New Features:

  • More Product Information
  • More Product Photos
  • Successful Applications for Thermal Mass Flow Meters
  • Enhanced Contact forms for General Questions, New Applications, and Meter Recalibration Requests
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Spec Sheets, White Papers, and more
  • Find an Authorized Thermal Instrument Sales Partner

The site will continue to evolve as we enhance our product offerings. Please check it out and bookmark it for easy reference.


Thermal Instrument Company
217 Sterner Mill Road
Trevose, PA 19053
www.ThermalInstrument.com
P: 215-355-8400 | F: 215-355-1789

About Thermal Instrument Company 

Thermal Instrument Company (TIC), established in 1959, headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania, provides leading edge instrumentation solutions for measuring the mass flow rate of liquids and gases.  TIC has been providing flow measurement solutions for more than 60 years to a variety of industries throughout the globe, and has an installed base in excess of 20,000 thermal mass flow measurement devices. TIC has provided flow measurement solutions for: natural gas to boilers, furnaces, and in pipelines; clean gases used in manufacturing processes; methane and landfill gas from wastewater and landfill sites; water for cooling and pharmaceutical applications; and numerous other liquids and gasses used in environmental and industrial processes. TIC offers a full line of thermal mass flow meters and flow switches available in either an unobstructed path in-line model, or as an insertion probe model. For more information about Thermal Instrument Company’s flow measurement solutions, please visit our website or contact one of our sales representatives. 

https://www.thermalinstrument.com/ 

Central Pacific Controls – New Sales Partner of Thermal Instrument Flow Meter Product Line

Central Pacific Controls (CPC), headquartered in Honolulu, HI, has added the Thermal Instrument Mass Flow Meter line along with their other process controls and instrumentation.  Hawaii, Guam, and the US Pacific territories are all serviced from the office in Hawaii. This is a brand new sales partner for Thermal Instrument Company and we are looking forward expanding our sales opportunities.

Central Pacific Controls can offer a flow measurement solution for both gas and liquid applications to add to its line card. The Thermal Instrument Mass Flow Meter is an excellent option for measuring:

  • Clean Gases for Industrial and Medical applications
  • Process Gases such as CO2, Chlorine, Argon, and others
  • Natural Gas and Air Flow for Combustion Control for Boilers, Kilns, and Furnaces
  • Compressed Air for Industrial applications
  • Flue and Flare Gas Mixes for Environmental Compliance
  • Cooling Water for Manufacturing, Power, and Utility operations
  • DI Water used in pharmaceutical processes

Please contact CPC, at their office located at 500 Ala Moana Blvd
Suite 700, Honolulu, HI 96813 to find out more information on how they can help you get the tools need to effectively manage your operation.


Thermal Instrument Company
217 Sterner Mill Road
Trevose, PA 19053
www.ThermalInstrument.com
P: 215-355-8400 | F: 215-355-1789

About Thermal Instrument Company 

Thermal Instrument Company (TIC), established in 1959, headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania, provides leading edge instrumentation solutions for measuring the mass flow rate of liquids and gases.  TIC has been providing flow measurement solutions for more than 60 years to a variety of industries throughout the globe, and has an installed base in excess of 20,000 thermal mass flow measurement devices. TIC has provided flow measurement solutions for: natural gas to boilers, furnaces, and in pipelines; clean gases used in manufacturing processes; methane and landfill gas from wastewater and landfill sites; water for cooling and pharmaceutical applications; and numerous other liquids and gasses used in environmental and industrial processes. TIC offers a full line of thermal mass flow meters and flow switches available in either an unobstructed path in-line model, or as an insertion probe model. For more information about Thermal Instrument Company’s flow measurement solutions, please visit our website or contact one of our sales representatives. 

https://www.thermalinstrument.com/ 

Innovative Process Controls (IPC) and Thermal Instrument Company provide Sales Coverage in California

Innovative Process Controls (IPC), headquartered in El Segundo, CA, has expanded its sales coverage and can now offer process controls and instrumentation across the entire state of California. Until recently, IPC had represented the Thermal Instrument product line of Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Flow Switches in southern California and the Las Vegas region of Nevada. With the expansion of IPC sales force, they can now offer their services across the entire state of California.

Innovative Process Controls can offer a flow measurement solution for both gas and liquid applications to add to its line card. The Thermal Instrument Mass Flow Meter is an excellent option for measuring:

  • Clean Gases for Industrial and Medical applications
  • Process Gases such as CO2, Chlorine, Argon, and others
  • Natural Gas and Air Flow for Combustion Control for Boilers, Kilns, and Furnaces
  • Compressed Air for Industrial applications
  • Flue and Flare Gas Mixes for Environmental Compliance
  • Cooling Water for Manufacturing, Power, and Utility operations
  • DI Water used in pharmaceutical processes

Please contact IPC, at their El Segundo office located at 400 Continental Blvd #6th, El Segundo, CA 90245 to find out more information on how they can help you get the tools need to effectively manage your operation.


Thermal Instrument Company
217 Sterner Mill Road
Trevose, PA 19053
www.ThermalInstrument.com
P: 215-355-8400 | F: 215-355-1789

About Thermal Instrument Company 

Thermal Instrument Company (TIC), established in 1959, headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania, provides leading edge instrumentation solutions for measuring the mass flow rate of liquids and gases.  TIC has been providing flow measurement solutions for more than 60 years to a variety of industries throughout the globe, and has an installed base in excess of 20,000 thermal mass flow measurement devices. TIC has provided flow measurement solutions for: natural gas to boilers, furnaces, and in pipelines; clean gases used in manufacturing processes; methane and landfill gas from wastewater and landfill sites; water for cooling and pharmaceutical applications; and numerous other liquids and gasses used in environmental and industrial processes. TIC offers a full line of thermal mass flow meters and flow switches available in either an unobstructed path in-line model, or as an insertion probe model. For more information about Thermal Instrument Company’s flow measurement solutions, please visit our website or contact one of our sales representatives. 

https://www.thermalinstrument.com/ 

Thermal Instrument Expands Sales territories with Lesman Instrument, A Kele Company, in Pacific Northwest

Lesman Instrument, headquartered in Bensenville, IL, recently merged with Kele Company of Memphis TN, and has an expanded offering in the process controls and instrumentation industry. Lesman has been a sales partner promoting and supporting Thermal Instrument product line since the late 1990’s. Lesman has represented Thermal Instrument line of Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Flow Switch in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Missouri.

Effective May, Lesman Instrument, with its main office based in Bensenville, IL, will now be the primary sales partner of Thermal Instrument Mass Flow Meters in the states of Washington and Oregon. Lesman is a trusted and well established distributor and sales partner with clients in the industrial seeking out process control instrumentation.  They will now be able to offer the Thermal Instrument Mass Flow Meter product line to its clients in the Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Power & Utility, Paper & Pulp, and Environmental Compliance markets. This provides another trusted and reliable flow measurement tool that can be offered to the customers in the Pacific Northwest United States.

Lesman can offer a flow measurement solution for both gas and liquid applications to add to its line card. The Thermal Instrument Mass Flow Meter is an excellent option for measuring:

  • Clean Gases for Industrial and Medical applications
  • Process Gases such as CO2, Chlorine, Argon, and others
  • Natural Gas and Air Flow for Combustion Control for Boilers, Kilns, and Furnaces
  • Compressed Air for Industrial applications
  • Flue and Flare Gas Mixes for Environmental Compliance
  • Cooling Water for Manufacturing, Power, and Utility operations
  • DI Water used in pharmaceutical processes

Please contact Lesman Instrument, at their Seattle WA office located at 6516 5th Pl S, Seattle, WA 98108 to find out more information on how they can help you get the tools need to effectively manage your operation.


Thermal Instrument Company
217 Sterner Mill Road
Trevose, PA 19053
www.ThermalInstrument.com
P: 215-355-8400 | F: 215-355-1789

About Thermal Instrument Company 

Thermal Instrument Company (TIC), established in 1959, headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania, provides leading edge instrumentation solutions for measuring the mass flow rate of liquids and gases.  TIC has been providing flow measurement solutions for more than 60 years to a variety of industries throughout the globe, and has an installed base in excess of 20,000 thermal mass flow measurement devices. TIC has provided flow measurement solutions for: natural gas to boilers, furnaces, and in pipelines; clean gases used in manufacturing processes; methane and landfill gas from wastewater and landfill sites; water for cooling and pharmaceutical applications; and numerous other liquids and gasses used in environmental and industrial processes. TIC offers a full line of thermal mass flow meters and flow switches available in either an unobstructed path in-line model, or as an insertion probe model. For more information about Thermal Instrument Company’s flow measurement solutions, please visit our website or contact one of our sales representatives. 

https://www.thermalinstrument.com/ 

Thermal Instrument Expands Sales territories with Trivaco Southeast (TSE)

Trivaco, Tri-State Valves & Controls, headquartered in Hebron, KY, has been a sales partner promoting and supporting the Thermal Instrument product line of Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Flow Switch in Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Western Pennsylvania for more than 20 years.

Effective June of 2020, Trivaco Southeast (TSE), with its main office based in Canton, GA, will now be the primary sales partner of Thermal Instrument Mass Flow Meters in Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. TSE sales is well established and already supports both industrial and environmental clients with process control instrumentation. TSE will now be able to offer the Thermal Instrument Mass Flow Meter product line to its clients in the Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Power & Utility, Paper & Pulp, and Environmental Compliance markets. This provides another trusted and reliable flow measurement tool that can be offered to the customers in the southeast United States.

TSE can offer a flow measurement solution for both gas and liquid applications to add to its line card. The Thermal Instrument Mass Flow Meter is an excellent option for measuring:

  • Clean Gases for Industrial and Medical applications
  • Process Gases such as CO2, Chlorine, Argon, and others
  • Natural Gas and Air Flow for Combustion Control for Boilers, Kilns, and Furnaces
  • Compressed Air for Industrial applications
  • Flue and Flare Gas Mixes for Environmental Compliance
  • Cooling Water for Manufacturing, Power and Utility operations
  • DI Water used in Pharmaceutical processes

Please contact Trivaco Southeast (TSE), at their main office located at 146 Bluffs Court, Canton, GA to find out more information on how they can help you get the tools need to effectively manage your operation.


Thermal Instrument Company
217 Sterner Mill Road
Trevose, PA 19053
www.ThermalInstrument.com
P: 215-355-8400 | F: 215-355-1789

About Thermal Instrument Company 

Thermal Instrument Company (TIC), established in 1959, headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania, provides leading edge instrumentation solutions for measuring the mass flow rate of liquids and gases.  TIC has been providing flow measurement solutions for more than 60 years to a variety of industries throughout the globe, and has an installed base in excess of 20,000 thermal mass flow measurement devices. TIC has provided flow measurement solutions for: natural gas to boilers, furnaces, and in pipelines; clean gases used in manufacturing processes; methane and landfill gas from wastewater and landfill sites; water for cooling and pharmaceutical applications; and numerous other liquids and gasses used in environmental and industrial processes. TIC offers a full line of thermal mass flow meters and flow switches available in either an unobstructed path in-line model, or as an insertion probe model. For more information about Thermal Instrument Company’s flow measurement solutions, please visit our website or contact one of our sales representatives. 

https://www.thermalinstrument.com/ 

EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR LIQUID LEACHATE

Thermal Instrument manufactures a mass flow meter that can accurately and dependably measure the leachate flow at landfill operations. Thermal Instrument has been measuring liquids with mass flow meter technology for more than 50 years. We offer a tested solution for the measurement of leachate flow.

Monitor your Flow, Alerts for your Process, and Measure your Temperature

Make use of all the features available on Thermal Instrument’s newest addition to our product line. Introducing our latest Flow Switch, FS16, that will provide flow monitoring, multiple alarm set points, and a 4-20ma temperature output all in one instrument.