Category Archives: Back to Basics

Flow Meter Comparison: Sage Paramount vs. Prime

Sage Prime and Paramount are both premium thermal mass flow meters that measure gas mass [...]

Fundamentals of Thermal Mass Flow Measurement

This post explains why you don't need pressure and temperature correction when measuring with thermal [...]

4 Ways to Access Thermal Mass Flow Meter Diagnostics

A recent article by Bob Steinberg, Sage Metering President and CEO, reveals that accessing flow [...]

Sage Thermal Mass Flow Meter

A thermal mass flow meter measures the mass flow rate and consumption of gases for [...]

Thermal Mass Flow Meters Q&A

The following is a Q&A on frequently asked questions regarding thermal mass flow meters. Here, [...]

Overcoming 9 Thermal Mass Flow Meter Limitations

The thermal mass flow meter is a widely accepted instrument that measures gas mass flow. [...]

Inline Flowmeter vs. Insertion Flow Meter

What are the benefits of the inline flow meter vs. the insertion flow meter? How [...]

Units of Measure: Gas Mass Flow

In earlier posts, we considered gas meter types and the difference between volumetric and mass [...]

What is a Flow Conditioner or Conditioning?

Flow profile impacts accurate flow measurement. Flow conditioners, or flow conditioning, improve a flow meter’s [...]

Comparing Mass Flow Rate to Volumetric Flow Rate

When comparing volumetric flow rate to mass flow rate, some distinct advantages for using thermal [...]

4 Gas Flow Meter Types for Measurement

Natural Gas Flow Meter Types There are four natural gas meter types often used for [...]

Wiring Diagrams for Sage Thermal Mass Flow Meters

Sage Metering has published wiring illustrations for eight Sage Prime thermal mass flow meter models. [...]

The Pros and Cons of Thermal Mass Flow Meters – Q&A

Recently, Flow Control published a Q&A regarding thermal mass flow measurement after corresponding with Wayne [...]

Tackling the Limitations of Thermal Mass Flow Measurement

Like any flow measurement technology, thermal mass flow meters have limits, as well as benefits. [...]

Is pressure/temperature correction needed for thermal flow meters?

As a manufacturer of thermal mass flow meters, we are often asked, “What is the [...]

Sage Thermal Mass Flow Meter Manufacturer History

When we examine the history of thermal mass flow meter manufacturers, what emerges is the [...]

FAQ: What is the Difference between Accuracy and Repeatability?

What is the difference between accuracy and repeatability? We frequently compare flow meters’ specifications to [...]

Measure Mass Flow Rate? Why is This Important?

Why measure the mass flow rate? That is the question I address in this new [...]