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.

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Randy Handlovsky of CMCMUA using his portable thermal mass flow meter, the Prism.
Randy Handlovsky of CMCMUA using his portable thermal mass flow meter, the Prism.

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 sought 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. They also suspected that the flow to the scrubber might have exceeded the vessel’s maximum flow rate.

An LFG system operator at CMCMUA, Randy Handlovsky, wanted to ensure maximum efficiency on his generators and boilers without exceeding the scrubber tanks’ capabilities. 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.

Sage Metering no longer manufactures the Prism, yet perhaps one of our other meters may serve you.

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