I am happy to share that Sage Metering has released my white paper, “ISO 50001 Energy Management: The Use of Thermal Mass Flow Meters in ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems.”
What is ISO?
ISO is the International Organization for Standardization. It is the leading developer of voluntary International Standards that provides advanced specifications for services, products, and practices, to be cleaner, safer, and more efficient. The standards are generated by international agreement, to promote the international exchange of goods and services.
The organization provides standards for industrial plants, governmental agencies, commercial and institutional facilities interested in using energy management systems (EnMS). EnMS improve energy efficiency, save on energy costs and minimize the environmental impact of greenhouse gases. These continuous processes require measurement and monitoring equipment, such as thermal mass flow meters, to establish baseline energy consumption, as well as provide continual measuring and monitoring of the actual usage.
Mass Flow Meters Energy Management Systems
Thermal mass flow meters are useful measurement devices for ISO 50001 energy management systems. They can be used to measure natural gas consumption at different parts of the facility and individual combustion sources. They also are effective at measuring compressed air and can be used to help determine and monitor compressed air leakage. Additionally, energy monitoring specialists use portable thermal flow meters, such as the Sage Prism when performing energy management audits, or to check the flow rate in a pipe.
These applications are found in many heavy industrial operations such as textile, automotive, glass manufacturing, aluminum and steel, food and beverage, pulp and paper, power, chemical, and refining.
The Sage Prism is the industries’ first portable battery operated data logging thermal mass flow meter. It was initially introduced in 2010, and significant improvements were made in 2015 to the design and operation. The new generation Prism, which is soon to be released has multiple channels for various applications. A new software program (PC) is used to set the flowmeter with the channel name, pipe size, units of measurement and flow range. Also, the gas composition can be entered, and the meter automatically makes appropriate adjustments, which is advantageous when measuring biogas, landfill gas, digester gas or where the ratio of methane to carbon dioxide varies.
The Sage Prism has been discontinued.
You can read my new white paper, by visiting Thermal Mass Flow Meters in ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems