In a new application brief, Sage Metering shares a situation where a natural gas flow meter, was erroneously reporting high and because of the Renewable Fuel Standard, an ethanol manufacturer was forced to curtail production.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a federal program requiring renewable fuel to be blended into transportation fuel in increasing levels to the year 2022. Additionally, each renewable fuel category must emit lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions than the petroleum fuel it replaces.
Greenhouse gas emissions are reported based on the consumption of natural gas. The RFS posed a challenge for one ethanol manufacturer when their orifice meter reported high levels of natural gas consumption during the manufacture of ethanol. The producer was forced the curb production.
Natural Gas Flow Meter Reads High
There are a few reasons why the orifice meter could have been reading high, and these are discussed in the new application brief,“Ethanol Production and GHG Reporting.” No matter the reason, though, it was reading high, and the facility lost confidence in their flow meter and turned to the Sage Prime to get answers. The producer soon realized that their orifice meter was wrong when the Sage Prime thermal mass flow meter provided accurate and reliable natural gas flow readings which corrected the GHG emissions data, permitting the manufacturer to resume production.
Have you lost confidence in your industrial natural gas flow meter? Learn how the Sage Prime solved this industrial gas flow problem in this new application brief. Read more >.