Mass flow sensors make gas boilers more efficient

January 25, 2015 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Energy efficiency is a pivotal issue for many users today. With a series of new mass flow sensors, Sensirion helps developers of gas-operated boilers to better control their energy consumption.

Sensirion's new calibrated and temperature- compensated sensors and sensor solutions ensure precise and reliable measurement of the air mass to a combustion chamber, enabling higher boiler efficiency and a higher increase in the modulation ration which in turn leads to higher boiler lifetime.

Thanks to compact size and flexible modification options, the mass flow sensors can be installed in almost any boiler. In addition, the sensors guarantee a wide dynamic control range, the elimination of zero-point drift, high repeatability and accuracy as well as the option of certified intrinsic safety. The performance of these sensors is based on Sensirion's proprietary CMOSens Technology, in which the sensor component and the evaluation circuit are integrated on a single CMOS microchip. In conjunction with a specially developed sensor packaging, the result is a more cost-effective system with significantly higher precision and repeatability, representing a quantum leap in mass flow and differential pressure measurement, promises Sensirion.

More information: www.sensrion.com/technology