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At Sage Metering, we’re more than just a company—we’re a passionate team of experts dedicated to revolutionizing thermal mass flow meters. Our journey began in 2002 when our president and CEO, Bob Steinberg, and three partners recognized the need for accurate and reliable thermal mass flow meters in industrial applications. Fueled by their vision, we embarked on a mission to redefine how businesses measure and monitor gas flow.

Bob Steinberg
Bob Steinberg

Our Mission: A Commitment to Improving the Planet

Our mission is simple yet powerful. We strive to enable businesses across various industries—energy, manufacturing, HVAC, and more—to optimize their processes through precise gas flow measurement. Providing cutting-edge solutions enables our clients to make informed decisions, reduce waste, and enhance efficiency. We also offer real solutions to measure and monitor methane emissions.

What Sets Us Apart

Expertise: Our team comprises seasoned engineers, thermal mass flow experts, and data scientists who live and breathe gas mass flow measurement. With decades of combined experience, we’re at the forefront of innovation, constantly pushing boundaries to deliver what matters when measuring gas: unparalleled performance, repeatability, and reproducibility.

Innovative Technology: Sage Metering isn’t satisfied with the status quo. We invest heavily in research and development, creating next-generation flow meters that outperform traditional devices. Our proprietary technologies ensure reliable measurements even in challenging conditions.

Customer-Centric Approach: We believe in building lasting relationships with our clients. When you choose Sage Metering, you’re not just getting a product—you’re gaining a dedicated team. Our responsive customer support, personalized solutions, and unwavering commitment to excellence set us apart.

Pioneering Innovations

Sage Metering has been at the forefront of thermal mass flow measurement technology, pioneering several key innovations since its inception in 2002. Let’s explore these groundbreaking advancements:

Hybrid-Digital Thermal Mass Flow Meters

In 2003, Sage Metering introduced the first hybrid-digital thermal mass flow meter, departing from the traditional Wheatstone bridge technology. This breakthrough significantly improved resolution and reproducibility, eliminating drift associated with conventional thermal technology.

In-Situ Calibration Verification Check

In 2007, Sage Metering introduced the first In-Situ Calibration Verification Check, a unique feature permitting users to verify their flow meter’s accuracy on-site without removing it from the process.

To use the verification, the user easily generates a reproducible zero-flow quickly, enabling them to verify calibration even while the meter is in the field. The 3-step check, conducted at a no-flow condition, takes only three minutes. It confirms that the sensor is clean, the meter hasn’t drifted, and the original NIST-traceable calibration remains intact. This breakthrough eliminates the need to take the meter out of service and return it to the factory for annual calibration.

Environmental Applications and Carbon Credits

Sage Metering was the first thermal flow meter manufacturer to provide easy and effective on-site calibration verification. This innovation enabled the use of thermal mass meters in environmental applications, such as reporting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) per EPA regulations and quantifying carbon credits according to U.S. carbon credit protocols.

High-Performance NIST-Traceable Flow Meters

Sage Metering is equipped with one of the most advanced thermal mass flowmeter calibration facilities in the United States. All calibration standards at Sage are NIST-traceable (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

Our Flagship Thermal Mass Flow Meters

industrial thermal mass flow meters
The Sage Paramount™ is our newest industrial thermal mass flow meter with state-of-the-art components.

The Sage Paramount thermal mass flow meter incorporates state-of-the-art microprocessor technology, offering advanced features and options such as CL I Div 1, enhanced communication selections, complimentary SageCom software, and improved responsiveness to temperature fluctuations compared to the Sage Prime meter. While not all applications may necessitate Paramount’s advanced capabilities, it stands as the optimal choice for future scalability.

Our Leadership Team

Under our leadership team’s guidance, Sage Metering drives innovation, delivers excellence, and empowers industries with cutting-edge thermal mass flow meters.”

Bob Steinberg (President and CEO): With extensive experience in the thermal mass flow marketplace, Bob leads Sage Metering with vision and expertise.

Carla Hudson (Treasurer and Director): Carla manages financial strategies, ensuring stability and growth.

Gary Russell (Vice President of Operations and Engineering): Gary ensures operational excellence and oversees engineering innovations.

Fred Whorff (Vice President of Sales and Business Development): Fred drives sales initiatives and fosters business relationships.

In Memoriam: David George Huey (1946–2023)

We honor the legacy of our esteemed former Chief Financial Officer, David Huey, who played a pivotal role in Sage Metering’s success. David’s unwavering commitment, financial acumen, and leadership left an indelible mark on our organization.

Tragically, David passed away unexpectedly in Monterey, California, on December 19, 2023. His service to Sage Metering extended beyond numbers; he embodied our core values and fostered a culture of excellence.

As we mourn his loss, we also look to the future. We are pleased to announce that Carla Hudson has stepped into the role of Treasurer and Director. With a wealth of experience and dedication, Carla Hudson continues David’s legacy, ensuring Sage Metering’s financial stability and growth.

David’s memory will forever inspire us, and we remain committed to upholding his set standards. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.