Application by Gas Types

Thermal Mass Flow Meter | How do they operate?

Thermal Mass Flow Meter

What is a thermal mass flow meter? As gas flows by the heated sensor (flow sensor), molecules of the flowing gas transport heat away from this sensor, the sensor cools and energy is lost. A thermal mass flow meter is a device which measures gas mass fl


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Chlorine Gas

Wastewater Treatment Odor Control

Chlorine gas is used in water treatment and thermal mass flow meters are ideal to measure real-time flow rates of chlorine which is required for optimum water purification. Chlorine Gas Water Treatment Chlorination of water is a common way municipal wa


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Sage Thermal Mass Flow Meter Calibration

gas mass flow rate units of measure

Meter Calibration Required The Sage Thermal Mass Flow Meter calibration is the foundation for the award-winning meter to achieve accurate gas mass flow measurement. A critical portion of any thermal mass flow meter is the factory calibration. The flow


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Industrial Venting Systems and Vent Gas

vent air flow

A vent gas air flow meter is commonly used in many industrial venting systems when gases and air are vented and there is a need for environmental compliance or energy conservation. Thermal mass meters offer an effective method to measure air and gas fl


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Propane

Propane versus Natural Gas and as Backup

In the event of a natural gas disruption, propane makes a reasonable backup for natural gas, and thermal mass flow meters are used to improve combustion control and efficiency to the boiler. Propane versus Natural Gas Propane versus natural gas? In the


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Ozone – Water Purification

Ozone systems are frequently offered as an alternative to chlorination in water treatment plants. This method is environmentally friendly and dependable. Generally, a mix of 10% ozone (O3) and 90% oxygen (O2) is employed, sometimes with a trace amount


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Air Separation Gases

Wastewater Treatment Odor Control

Air separation plants separate atmospheric air into its primary constituents, which are approximately 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.9% Argon and a handful of rare inert gases (xenon, neon, hydrogen, helium, krypton and carbon dioxide). These facilities p


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Natural Gas Measurement

GHG Emissions Monitoring for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems

Natural gas measurement is an area that Sage Thermal Mass Flow Meters excel in. There are various applications where natural gas flow rate needs to be determined, and among these applications include: combustion control, submetering, reporting greenhou


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Methane

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that remains in the atmosphere for over 10 years and accounts for approximately 1/3 of all methane emissions in landfills (landfills are the largest human-related source of methane in the U.S.). It is 21 times more


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Landfill Gas

Landfill gas is generated from the breakdown of municipal solid waste. There are hundreds of municipal landfills, all of which produce a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide with traces of nitrogen, oxygen and other gases. In active landfills, these g


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Hydrogen

Monitoring hydrogen (and nitrogen) in solar cell manufacturing is an important part of the quality control in polysilicon manufacturing. In-Line Thermal Mass Flow Meters do not require separate temperature and pressure measurement, have fast response t


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Helium

Helium (and also, argon and hydrogen), can be used in heat treating. where its measurement is required. Thermal Mass Flow Meters have the fast response and turndown to help control the proper mixture for heat treating. Helium is also used as a coolant


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Greenhouse Gases

The US EPA mandate per 40 CFR Part 98 requires reporting of greenhouse gas emissions (in tons of mass flow), effective January 1, 2010. Over 10,000 facilities have operations that fall under these reporting requirements. Some of those applications are


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Flue Gas

Carbon Credits Trading and Thermal Flow Meters

Flue gas measurement is often required for environmental reporting, and thermal mass flow meters offer a reliable means to measure and monitor flue gases which contain greenhouse gas. Many industrial processes in chemical and food processing, power pla


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Flare Gas

Oil Refineries, well drilling operations (such as off shore oil rigs), waste water treatment plants chemical processing plants, natural gas plants, and landfills are but a sampling of applications where waste gases are flared. Flares are subject to str


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Digester Gas – Waste Water Treatment

Digester gas (typically 65% methane and 35% carbon dioxide) is produced when organic matter, such as raw sewage, decomposes in the absence of oxygen. Modern WWT processes incorporate digester gas flow measurement systems for the plant’s process perform


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Digester Gas – Farming Operations

Digester gas from farming and other agricultural operations is generated from the breakdown of livestock waste when the gas is captured within a large plastic cover, known as a digester. The manure decomposes in the absence of oxygen. Normally, the dec


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Compressed Air

Compressed Air Flow Measurement

Compressed air flow measurement using air flow meters is recognized as a method to identify air leaks which significantly saves money by conserving energy. Compressed Air Flow Monitoring Compressed air flow measurement using air flow meters is recogniz


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Combustion Air Flow

One of the most important ways to reduce energy consumption in a manufacturing environment is to optimize the combustion control on industrial boilers, steam generators, furnaces, ovens, smelters and process heaters. By monitoring the air and fuel rate


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Biogas

Biogas is produced when organic matter such as household food waste, plant matter, or industrial waste decomposes in the absence of oxygen. This may take place in an anaerobic digester to produce biogas. Biogas is primarily a mixture of methane (about


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Ammonia Measurement

Ammonia Measurement for Fertilizer, Coolant and NOx Reduction

Ammonia is commonly used as a fertilizer, an industrial coolant and reduces NOx emissions from combustion sources. In each case, thermal mass flow meters can be used for ammonia measurement, and Sage has uniquely addresses the issues associated with sa


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Aeration Air Flow Measurement

Wastewater Treatment Odor Control

At wastewater treatment plants, aeration air flow measurement using thermal mass meters aid the delivery of optimum dissolved oxygen, which reduces energy consumption. Aeration air flow measurement at wastewater treatment plants using thermal mass mete


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