Sage Metering Inc. – Flow Meters
The Mass Flow Meter Experts
About the Company:
Sage Metering is your source for monitoring and controlling the gas mass flow in your manufacturing process, building management system or environmental application. The Sage high performance, NIST Traceable, Thermal Mass Flow Meters will help increase productivity, reduce energy costs, maximize product yields, and/or help reduce environmental insult. Sage provides high quality In-line and Insertion Thermal Mass Flow Meters for a wide variety of industrial, commercial, and environmental monitoring needs, including carbon credit verification for Greenhouse Gas Reduction.
Sages experienced application engineers, many of whom have worked in the Thermal Mass Flow marketplace since its inception, will assist their customers in choosing the proper gas flow meter for their application – and will offer installation guidance to assure that the meter(s) selected will perform as accurately as possible. Additionally, the Sage Service Staff is ready to support their customers with any after-sale assistance that may be required.
Sage Metering is a Sub-Chapter S Corporation founded in 2002 by Bob Steinberg (President/ CEO), William Mark Crawford (VP of Operations), Robert Trescott (VP of Engineering), and David G. Huey(Chief Financial Officer). Sage Metering has experienced a compound annual growth rate of over 30%, and currently has 20 employees.
Sage Metering has been an industry leader in high performance Thermal Mass Flow Meters, and has pioneered numerous innovations, including introducing a digital method of driving the sensor (versus the traditional drift-prone Wheatstone Bridge). They are the only Thermal MFM Manufacturer that provides an “In-Situ Calibration Check” that assures that the Flow Meter still retains the original NIST Traceable Calibration. This simple 3-step check is conducted at a “No-Flow” (0 SCFM) condition, which aside from verifying the meter’s accuracy, also confirms that the sensor is clean, and that the Flow Meter hasn’t drifted or shifted.
About the Solution:
Biogas is produced when organic matter such as household food waste, plant matter, or industrial waste decomposes in the absence of oxygen. This may take place in an anaerobic digester to produce biogas. Biogas is primarily a mixture of methane (about 70%) and carbon dioxide (about 30%). The complete biogas production process involves gas creation, cleansing, storage, and ultimately, the use of biogas as a fuel source for heating or generating electricity.
The Sage Biogas TMFM serves an integral part for the safety of this process, whether involved with food processing, fermentation towers, or slaughterhouses. Measuring biogas flow at several points in the system provides operators with critical information for optimal gas production, control and safety. Furthermore, many recovery systems comply with Greenhouse Gas Protocols such as the Organic Waste Project Protocol and the KYOTO Protocols, both of which require measurement of biogas. Such requirements include Certified Emission Reductions (CER), a credit system, and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which encourages investment in sustainable development projects to reduce emissions. Sage Thermal Mass Flow Meters help quantify the captured emissions by measuring the mass flow rate, even at very low flows, and by providing a very easy way to conduct the required periodic calibration field checks with its unique In-Situ Calibration procedure.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:
NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.
- Long usable life and can be run reliably
- Creates energy and generates environmental credits
- Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
- Requires other technologies for energy utilization
- Requires other technologies for digestate handling
- Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
- Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction
Newtrient will continue to work with Sage Metering to further refine the cost and performance information as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come on line.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY