Recently the Cape May County Municipal Utility Authority (CMCMUA) evaluated our second-generation Prism, a portable thermal mass flow meter, at one of their solid waste facilities. Here are some highlights and a link to the case study recently published by Flow Control Magazine.
Thermal Mass Flow Meter benefits Solid Waste Facility
The CMCMUA launched its Landfill Gas to Energy Project over 15 years ago. Since then, over 2.1 billion cubic feet of landfill gas (LFG) has been captured and sold as sustainable energy. The utility company was seeking a low-cost solution that would allow them to run their Sanitary Landfill in Woodbine, New Jersey as efficiently as possible. The plant layout contains various size diameter landfill gas lines (2″, 3″, 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″). The gas contains hydrogen sulfide, which is toxic, and the LFG must be processed in scrubber tanks and stripped of the H2S before feeding into boilers and generators. Also, they suspected that the flow to the scrubber may have exceeded the maximum flow rate of the vessel.
An LFG system operator at CMCMUA, Randy Handlovsky, wanted to ensure maximum efficiency on his generators and boilers without exceeding the capabilities of the scrubber tanks. Handlovsky selected the second generation Sage Prism, which offered substantial cost-savings versus purchasing flow meters for each landfill gas line.
To read the case study visit “Solid Waste Facility Benefits from Portable Thermal Mass.”