Electronic scales for liquefied gases deliver the most-advanced and accurate way to measure the weight of liquefied gases. Electronic scales for liquefied gases measure an assortment of gases used across a wide range of industries throughout the world. Their features incorporate the strengths of traditional liquefied gas scales combined with the benefits of a digital world. Electronic scales are needed to measure liquefied gases because pressure alone is not an indicator of the remaining amount. Pressure decreases rapidly once the liquefied gas evaporates. As a result, pressure does not indicate the intermittent levels and percentages required in processes where expending too much gas costs money and poses chemical hazards.
Measures many liquefied gases
An electronic scale for liquefied gases measures any liquefied gas pressurized into a cylinder, tank or other dispenser. The electronic scale measures liquefied versions of alkenes, ammonia, chlorine, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen iodide, hydrogen bromide, nitrous oxide, fluorocarbons and carbon dioxide, among others.
An added benefit of electronic scales for liquefied gases is the scales are suitable to weigh cryogenic gases
The staple of an electronic scale for liquefied gases is the technology around the scale. The scales run on the same technology for the most part, but the change is the ability of the technology and peripherals to analyze, interpret, monitor and relay the information.
- The mainstay of an electronic scale for liquefied gases is an LCD display with push-button controls. A clear, easily-visible LCD display produces clear numbers up to 1/10th of a pound or kilogram, or even better. A good rule for a digital display is 1-inch size characters for reading at a distance. Plus, the display switches between pounds and kilograms producing results specific to measuring unit preferences. The LCD displays makes obsolete the outmoded and hard-to-read dials.
- An alarm systems alerts operators when the pre-determined weight is reached. The alarm alerts the operator and prevents dangerous situations where toxic or hazardous levels of liquefied gases become concentrated in environments, or when the material is almost all consumed. With an alarm, the operator can perform other duties, monitor other tanks or produce spreadsheets with minimal concern for liquefied gas levels.
- Electronic scales for liquefied gases often come with accompanying computer software. The software produces digital results and catalogs those results for comparison and analysis.
- The electronic scales are computer systems in themselves. They come equipped with computer interface connections such as USB and Ethernet. These interfaces can be connected to a computer, sometimes a PDA or a proprietary handheld device such as a portable SKU and barcode scanner.
- In addition to AC power adapters, electronic scales for liquefied gases may contain optional battery-backups in case of power failure. As well, the battery backup makes low-weight scales movable between stations or between industrial sites.
- The internal engineering of electronic scales for liquefied gases requires a durable, long-lasting and sturdy housing. The housing needs to be resistant to moisture. Also, the load cells need to be sturdy enough to handle constant shuffling of liquefied gases or the scales will wear out in a short time. The general rule is to choose stainless steel load cells to achieve long life spans with electronic scales for liquefied gases.