Sage Metering, the manufacturer of premium thermal mass flow meters, has published an article on overcoming nine limitations of the technology.
Natural Gas Measurement, Control, and Odorization Log
We provide insights into natural gas measurement, control, odorization, and various natural gas products.
Recently Sage Metering released a white paper discussing an improved method for measuring flare gas flow using thermal mass flow meters. The new paper explores flow meter challenges and using thermal flow meters in applications of biogas, landfill gas and natural gas, and even discusses refineries and chemical plants.
Sage Metering recently published the white paper, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Monitoring Using Thermal Mass Flow Meters,” which reveals that thermal flow meters excel in measuring and monitoring GHGs in various applications, including: biogas, landfill gas, and flare gas flow measurement.
With escalating energy costs and industries watching the bottom line, the fourth utility (compressed air) has been identified as an area to save energy, cut costs, improve efficiency and performance through energy management and compressed air monitoring.
As a manufacturers’ representative of Sage Metering, I’m thrilled to announce that Sage’s Thermal Mass Flow Meter In-Situ Calibration Check has been nominated for an Innovation Award by Flow Control Magazine. Sage Metering actually took home the award in 2006 and 2011.
Recently a couple of thermal mass flow meter manufacturers have announced that they now have onsite or in-situ gas flow calibration methods for their mass flow meters. Could this be a response to Sage Metering’s In-Situ Calibration Check? Perhaps, but the question remains, how do the competition’s methods hold up?
On November 9, 2011, the EPA amended and clarified many subsections to the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule which requires facilities to monitor and report emissions. A one-time extension deadline of September 28, 2012, was given for any entity reporting under various source categories.
While the majority of thermal mass flow meter manufacturers recommend their meters be returned to the factory every year for calibration, there is one manufacturer that offers the ability to calibrate the meter onsite, or in-situ calibration.
In “What are carbon credits?” I explained how carbon credits (CERs) are awarded to those parties which reduce their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) below a specified quota. Those tradable credits earned can be sold to companies, countries or organizations that cannot reduce their emissions, thus making a new income source for landfill and livestock operations. In this post, I discuss agricultural and landfill methane emission offsets.
In North America, the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) offers creative mechanisms to promote the reduction of Greenhouse Gases which are linked to global warming. The group provides an emission registry, reduction, and trading syste
Having sold gas measurement equipment for decades, I’m often asked, “What is a turndown ratio?" While turndown (turn down) ratio is usually noted in a flow meters specifications, it’s rarely explained in layperson’s language what it is.
There are various styles of flowmeters for natural gas measurement, which can be categorized by their operating technologies, such as vortex shedding, Coriolis technology, differential pressure, positive displacement, turbine, ultrasonic or thermal. While there are pros and cons of using each of these types of flow meters, this entry explains, “What is a thermal mass flowmeter?”