Sage Metering regularly publishes white papers on the applications, regulations and use of thermal mass flow meters. Click the appropriate image in the summary to read or download the technical paper.
White Papers by Sage Metering
In this paper, learn why measuring in mass flow is important, and understand the difference between SCFM and ACFM. Learn why you do not need pressure and temperature correction when using a thermal mass flow meter. We also review thermal mass flow measurement theory and typical applications where you use thermal mass flow meters.
One way to reduce energy consumption in a manufacturing environment is to optimize the combustion control on furnaces, industrial boilers, steam generators, ovens, smelters and process heaters. Thermal mass flow meters assist in achieving combustion efficiency and energy management through accurate and repeatable measurement of gases.
EPA 40 CFR 60 Quad O specifies that oil and gas storage vessels emitting six tons per year of volatile organic compounds are required to remove emissions using a combustion device or recovery system. When using a combustion device, a flare gas flow meter or thermal mass flow meter is needed for the continuous monitoring system.
There is a need for accurate measurement and monitoring of greenhouse gases because of the increasing pressure regarding environmental concerns, and international and government regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. This paper explores greenhouse gas emissions monitoring using thermal mass flow meters to measure biogas, landfill gas, digester gas and flare gas.
With the introduction of ISO 50001, facilities are implementing continual energy management systems designed to improve energy efficiency. Thermal mass flow meters are useful in these systems when measuring natural gas flow at different sections of the facility and individual combustion sources. They also are effective at measuring compressed air and can help determine and monitor compressed air leakage.
Flare gas and vent gas systems burn off waste gases, dispose of surplus gases, and protect people, equipment, and the environment. Measuring and monitoring flare gas assure the system is operating correctly. Additionally, regulations often require measuring flare gas emitted to the atmosphere. There are inherent challenges when measuring or monitoring flare gas, and thermal mass flow meters offer solutions.