About Our Thermal Mass Flow Meters
Sage Metering is a premium source for monitoring and controlling the gas mass flow for manufacturing processes, building management systems, and various environmental applications. Our high-performance NIST-traceable thermal mass flow meters help increase productivity, reduce energy costs, maximize product yields, and tackle ecological applications. Sage provides high-quality in-line and insertion thermal mass flow meters for a wide variety of industrial, commercial, and environmental monitoring needs, including carbon credit verification for greenhouse gas reduction.
Our company headquarters is in Monterey, California, where we have a team of experienced application engineers, many of whom have worked in the thermal mass flow marketplace since its inception. Here we assist our customers with choosing the proper gas flow meter for their applications and offer installation guidance to ensure the meter(s) selected performs as accurately as possible. Additionally, we have a dedicated Service Department ready to support our customers with pre-sale and after-sale assistance as required.
Sage Metering management includes Bob Steinberg as President and CEO, Gary Russell as Vice President of Operations and Engineering, and David Huey as the Chief Financial Officer.
Sage is an industry leader in high-performance thermal mass flow meters and has pioneered numerous innovations, including introducing the first digital method of driving the sensor (versus the traditional drift-prone Wheatstone bridge). In 2007, Sage pioneered the “In-Situ Calibration Verification Check,” ensuring the flow meter still retains the original NIST-traceable calibration. This simple 3-step check conducted at a no-flow (0 SCFM) condition takes only three minutes and verifies the meter’s accuracy, and confirms that the sensor is clean and the flow meter hasn’t drifted or shifted.
A History of Leadership and Innovation
Sage Metering is a Subchapter S Corporation founded in 2002 by Bob Steinberg (President/CEO) and three partners.
In 2003, Sage introduced the first hybrid-digital thermal mass flow meter instead of the traditional Wheatstone bridge technology. This introduction had far-reaching implications, as the flow meter’s improved resolution and reproducibility opened new markets for this type of flow meter as it eliminated the drift associated with the conventional technology.
The Sage meter permitted the user to generate a reproducible zero-flow quickly and easily. By doing so, the user can verify that their meter is still in calibration while even in service, eliminating the need to take the meter out of service and return it to the factory for annual calibration.
Sage Metering was the first manufacturer to provide an on-site calibration verification for thermal mass flow meters. This invention made it possible to use thermal mass meters in environmental applications to report greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) per EPA regulations and quantify carbon credits per U.S. carbon credit protocols. Sage Metering was recognized in 2012 for this breakthrough with a Flow Control Innovations Award.
Sage continues to offer innovative products, including the Sage Paramount™ thermal mass flow meter. The Paramount, introduced in 2019, features two independent communication channels, and the SageCom™ Validation and Configuration Software is free with the meter. The advanced software offers reconfigurability, three separate validation procedures, a pass-fail printout, data logging, and field adjustable settings when there is a change in the gas mix.