Sage Metering Thermal Flowmeters 2020-09-02T09:42:28+01:00

Sage Metering Thermal Flowmeters

Sage has developed a complete line of thermal mass flow meters and all models have unique award-winning features. 

Sage Paramount Industrial Thermal Mass Flow Meter

Sage Paramount Industrial Mass Flow Meter

The Sage Paramount™ is our newest industrial thermal mass flow meter which includes state-of-the-art components, a NEMA 4X enclosure, a fast response to rapid temperature fluctuations, and a well-thought-out terminal arrangement with a 3-way switch for externally, internally or isolating the 4–20 mA. All Paramount orders include the free SageCom™ software, which provides the ability to reconfigure your meter settings (including changing the gas mix) and to run three performance validation checks followed by a printed report. The software also includes data logging and a 4–20 mA loop check.

The Paramount™ includes a separate mini-USB connector (cable supplied) within the back terminal enclosure which connects to your PC. This connector is independent of the normal Modbus communication channel allowing validation or reconfigurability of your Paramount via SageCom even while its standard Modbus output is connected to a network of additional Paramount meters going to the SCADA system.

The Paramount’s display is bright, has a high-contrast photo-emissive OLED (Organic LED) demonstrating flow rate, total, and temperature. Additionally, the flow rate displays in a horizontal bar graph. The Paramount thermal mass flow meter is available in an integral (Model 401) or remote style (Model 402). The remote-style meter has lead-length compensation up to 1000 feet and an explosion-proof junction box

Product Description

Continuous Diagnostics and Field Configurability

Sage Paramount has continuous diagnostics. The raw calibration milliwatts (mW) reading always shows in the upper left-hand corner of the display. By comparing this reading at a no-flow condition (0 SCFM) to the original reported “No Flow” value on the meter’s Certificate of Conformance or the meter’s data tag, the user can verify that the meter remains in calibration and that the sensor is clean.

While every Sage Paramount comes configured for the pipe and process conditions when ordered, if changes are needed, SageCom software permits field reconfigurability and performance validation with a printed report. Also, the software allows the user to change the flow meter gas mix in the field.

Primary Benefits of Thermal Mass Flow Meters

    • Direct Mass Flow – No need for separate temperature or pressure transmitters
    • High Accuracy and Repeatability – Precision measurement and extraordinary repeatability
    • Turndown of 100 to 1 and resolution as much as 1000 to 1
    • Low-End Sensitivity – Measures as low as 5 SFPM (e.g., 1 SCFM in a 6″ pipe)
    • Negligible Pressure Drop – Does not impede the flow or waste energy
    • No Moving Parts – Eliminates costly bearing replacements, and prevents undetected accuracy shifts
    • Ease of installation and convenient mounting hardware

Specific Benefits of the Paramount

    • Features in-situ “Field Zero Calibration Check” of sensor’s performance – verifies that the sensor is clean, and assures that there is no drift, or shift in the flow meter
    • Each Paramount order includes a free copy of the powerful SageCom™ validation and configuration software
    • The compact design of the enclosure is only 4.33″ wide by 8″ deep
    • High contrast photo-emissive OLED display with numerical flow rate, total and temperature, as well as a graphical flow indicator
    • Calibration milliwatts (mW) continuously displays, providing for ongoing diagnostics
    • Features both 1/2” diameter probe as well as optional rugged 3/4” probe and sensor with a double seal (for insertion style)
    • Measures velocities as high as 35000 SFPM (e.g., 3100 SCFM in a 4″ Pipe)
    • Proprietary digital sensor drive circuit provides enhanced signal stability and unaffected by process temperature & pressure changes
    • Modbus® compliant RS485 RTU communications (HART™ optional) as well as a separate USB communication channel
    • Isolated 4-20 mA output and pulsed output of the totalized flow
    • Rugged, user-friendly packaging with well marked and easy terminal access including a separate USB port
    • The remote style has lead-length compensation. Allows remote electronics up to 1000 feet from the probe; explosion-proof junction box has no circuitry, just terminals (suitable for harsh environments)
    • Low power dissipation, under 2.5 Watts (e.g., under 100 mA at 24VDC)
    • Flow conditioning built into inline flow meters (1/2″ and up)
    • Captive Flow Conditioners for insertion meter applications, if required

Product Applications

Energy Management

  • Natural Gas Flow
  • Compressed Air Flow

Environmental

  • Biogas
  • Flare Gas

Municipal

  • Aeration Flow
  • Digester Gas
  • Landfill Gas

Process

Boiler/Furnace Gas Flow, Combustion Air, Drying Air Flow, Vent Air

Commercial/HVAC

Sub-Metering of Gas Usage, Tenant Billing, Boiler Efficiency

The Sage Choice: The Most Energy Efficient Thermal Mass Flowmeter

Sage meters are the most energy efficient thermal mass flow meter, suggesting that saving energy begins by choosing the correct meter.

Why Waste Energy?

Saving energy should be on everyone’s mind. On a broad scale, the goal of all companies should be to reduce air pollution, cut global warming emissions, decrease dependence on coal and other fossil fuels, and move America and the world toward a cleaner, healthier energy future.

Save Energy with Sage Thermal Mass Meters

The Sage Choice: The Most Energy Efficient Thermal Mass Flow Meter
The most energy efficient thermal flow meter is manufactured by Sage Metering; revealing that saving energy begins by making the Sage choice.

Sage Metering thermal mass flow meters have a three-step, three-minute in-situ calibration verification. The Sage meter draws a mere 10% of the power than other thermal meter manufactures. That’s just 2.4 watts! If you are purchasing mass flow meters to help identify wasteful energy or improve efficiencies, why would you use a meter that requires ten times more energy than a Sage meter?

Saving Energy by Choosing the Right Meter

While saving energy on tools, may seem insignificant, with an industry selling approximately 65,000 thermal flowmeters a year ($200M), potentially requiring an additional 17+ watts to operate over a Sage meter, that could generate almost 1 million watts of wasted energy each year.

Sage Metering technology is all about saving energy, protecting our planet, and making extremely accurate and durable products.

Sage Prime Thermal Flow Meter

Sage Prime Thermal Flow Meter

Sage Prime® is our flagship brand gas thermal mass flow meter preferred by our Industrial, Environmental and Commercial customers for many gas flow applications. It is packaged in a robust, yet lightweight, dual-sided NEMA 4 enclosure, is CE compliant and meets UL and CSA standards for hazardous service. Easy access to a separate rear compartment with large, well-marked terminals provide ease of customer wiring. Provides isolated 4-20mA and pulsed output along with Modbus® compliant RS485 communications. It features a bright, high contrast graphical display reporting Flow Rate, Total and Temperature and even provides the raw calibration milliwatts (mW) for diagnostics which is the key to our popular, money saving, In-Situ Calibration Check.

Product Description

  • Proprietary digital sensor drive circuit provides enhanced signal stability and improved temperature compensation
  • Features In-Situ “Field Zero Calibration Check” of sensor’s performance – verifies  that the sensor is clean, and assures that there is no drift or shift
  • Calibration milliwatts (mW) is continuously displayed, providing for ongoing diagnostics, and In-Situ calibration check
  • High contrast photo-emissive display with numerical Flow Rate, Total and Temperature, as well as Graphical Flow Indicator
  • Isolated 4-20 mA output
  • Pulse Output
  • Modbus® compliant RS485 RTU communications
  • Rugged, user-friendly packaging with easy terminal access
  • Choice of 115VAC/230VAC or 24VDC operation (12 VDC Optional for solar operation).
  • Low Power dissipation, less than 2.5 Watts.  Lowest power usage of any Thermal Mass Flowmeter.
  • Powerful state-of-the-art microprocessor technology for high-performance mass flow measurement and low cost-of-ownership
  • Photocell activated Screen Saver to extend display life
  • Remote Style has Lead-Length compensation. The transmitter can be remotely mounted up to 1000 feet from probe3
  • Field reconfigurability via Addresser software
  • Flow conditioning built into In-Line flow meters (1/2″ and up)
  • Captive Flow Conditioners for Insertion meter applications, if required

The Sage Choice: The Most Energy Efficient Thermal Mass Flowmeter

Sage meters are the most energy efficient thermal mass flow meter, suggesting that saving energy begins by choosing the correct meter.

Why Waste Energy?

Saving energy should be on everyone’s mind. On a broad scale, the goal of all companies should be to reduce air pollution, cut global warming emissions, decrease dependence on coal and other fossil fuels, and move America and the world toward a cleaner, healthier energy future.

Save Energy with Sage Thermal Mass Meters

The Sage Choice: The Most Energy Efficient Thermal Mass Flow Meter
The most energy efficient thermal flow meter is manufactured by Sage Metering; revealing that saving energy begins by making the Sage choice.

Sage Metering thermal mass flow meters have a three-step, three-minute in-situ calibration verification. The Sage meter draws a mere 10% of the power than other thermal meter manufactures. That’s just 2.4 watts! If you are purchasing mass flow meters to help identify wasteful energy or improve efficiencies, why would you use a meter that requires ten times more energy than a Sage meter?

Saving Energy by Choosing the Right Meter

While saving energy on tools, may seem insignificant, with an industry selling approximately 65,000 thermal flowmeters a year ($200M), potentially requiring an additional 17+ watts to operate over a Sage meter, that could generate almost 1 million watts of wasted energy each year.

Sage Metering technology is all about saving energy, protecting our planet, and making extremely accurate and durable products.

SageCom™ Validation and Configuration Software

SageCom™ is a new, powerful, yet easy to use software program which gives the user testing, diagnostics, performance verification and local configuration capabilities for our family of Sage thermal mass flow meters. This new software permits the user to efficiently perform a variety of diagnostic tests, reassuring that the Sage flow meter is executing according to original specifications.

Product Description

Software Diagnostics

    • Verify that the flow meter is within original calibration and the sensors are clean
    • Confirm that the flow meter is measuring flow based on the initial factory calibration and that the linear output signal is correct
    • Print a validation report

Software Reconfigurability

Check or change the configuration of the instrument, such as changing full scale, pipe size, engineering units or decimal points

Change Gas Mix in the Field

Enter an entirely new set of gas mix constituents versus the original calibrated mix, and the meter will automatically correct its readings to the updated mix

Log Real-Time Data

Export real-time data easily to Excel

Sage Prime® HVAC Model

Thermal Mass Flow Meter

The Sage Prime HVAC thermal mass flow meter measures natural gas flow rate and consumption in commercial, municipal, and industrial buildings, as well as school campuses, government facilities, hospitals, shopping centers and office buildings and complexes.

The Sage flow meters are ideal for submetering gas usage for billing or zone balancing, provide data to help reduce energy costs, for cost accounting and to aide combustion efficiency strategies for the boilers that produce steam for heating.

Product Description

  • Proprietary digital sensor drive circuit provides enhanced signal stability and improved temperature compensation
  • Features In-Situ “Field Zero Calibration Check” of sensor’s performance – verifies  that the sensor is clean, and assures that there is no drift, or shift in the flow  meter
  • Calibration milliwatts (mw) is continuously displayed, providing for ongoing diagnostics, and In-Situ calibration check
  • High contrast photo-emissive display with numerical Flow Rate, Total and Temperature, as well as Graphical Flow Indicator
  • Isolated 4-20 mA output
  • Pulse Output
  • Modbus® compliant RS485 RTU communications, BACnet pending.
  • Rugged, user-friendly packaging with easy terminal access
  • Choice of 115VAC/230VAC or 24VDC operation (12 VDC Optional for solar operation).
  • Low Power dissipation, less than 2.5 Watts.  Lowest power usage of any Thermal Mass Flow Meter.
  • Powerful state-of-the-art microprocessor technology for high performance mass flow measurement and low cost-of-ownership
  • Remote Style has Lead-Length compensation. Transmitter can be remotely mounted up to 1000 feet from probe3
  • Field reconfigurability via SageCom or Addresser software
  • Flow conditioning built into In-Line flow meters (1/2″ and up)
  • Captive Flow Conditioners for Insertion meter applications, if required
Sage 200™ thermal Flow Meters

Sage 200™ Flow Meters

Thermal Mass Flow Meter

Sage 200 thermal flow meters are a cost-effective alternative to the Sage Prime which offers the same level of performance. The 200 is manufactured to accommodate our International customers. The flow meter measures gas mass flow and has the same accuracy, repeatability, low-end sensitivity, response time, turndown and resolution as the Prime without some premium features.

If the user needs to verify that the meter is in calibration, while still in the field and in the pipe, use the Sage Prime, which includes the award-winning Sage In-Situ Calibration Verification. Likewise, if a high-contrast graphical display is desired, the Prime will better serve your needs.

Product Description

  1. Approved for use in Class I Div 2 hazardous areas and CE approved
  2. Available in 24 VDC or 115/230 VAC
  3. Isolated 4-20 mA signal and pulse output of total flow
  4. Modbus RTU with RS-485 communication (optional)
  5. Available with integral or remote electronics
  6. For remote models, lead length compensation permits cable lengths up to 1000 feet
  7. NEMA 4 and explosion-proof junction box
  8. For use with a ½” insertion probe in 1″ and larger pipe or in the in-line flow body sizes 1/4″ to 4″
  9. Available in blind configuration or display with window providing flow rate, total flow and gas temperature

Benefits

  1. Measures mass flow.
  2. Sage meters have the lowest rate of energy loss with a power dissipation of 2.5 watts, making them the most efficient thermal mass flow meter.
  3. All units come calibrated from the Sage NIST traceable calibration facility and are preconfigured with the specified process and installation parameters for the application.
  4. The meter has a two compartment compact housing with a separate wiring section containing large, easy to access terminals to simplify field installation.

Applications

Natural gas flow to burners
Compressed air flow measurement
Combustion air

If you need to verify that the meter is still in calibration, consider the Sage Prime thermal flow meter.

Specifications

Performance

Accuracy: +/– 1% of reading plus 0.5% of full scale
Repeatability: 0.2% of reading
Low End Sensitivity: 5 SFPM (1 SCFM in 6″ pipe)
Response Time: 1 second time constant
Turndown: 100:1
Resolution: 1000:1

Electronics

Power: 24 +/-10% VDC or 90 – 265 VAC
Output: 4-20 mA
Pulse: 100 mA maximum
Isolated: External powered 4-20 and pulse
Modbus: RS 485 RTU optional
Ratings: Class I, Division 2, NEMA 4, CE
Ambient Temperature: –40 to 150° F (–40 to 65° C)

Sensor

Type: Insertion probe (1/2″ diameter), flow body (1/4″ to 4″)
Materials: 316 stainless steel and Hastelloy C
Process Temperature Range: –40 to 450°F (–40 to 230° C)
Process Pressure: Max 500 psig

Sage 300™ thermal flowmeter

Sage 300™

Thermal Mass Flow Meter

The Sage 300 thermal mass flow meter is an economical alternative to the Sage Prime® while offering comparable performance. The meter measures gas mass flow and has the same accuracy, repeatability, low-end sensitivity, response time, turndown and resolution as the Prime without some premium features.

If the user needs to verify that the meter is in calibration, while still in the field and in the pipe, use the Sage Prime, which includes the award-winning Sage In-Situ Calibration Verification. Likewise, if a high-contrast graphical display is desired, the Prime will better serve your needs.

The 300 is manufactured to accommodate our customers in the United States and Canada.

Product Description

  1. Available in 24 VDC or 115/230 VAC
  2. Isolated 4-20 mA signal and pulsed output of total flow
  3. Available with integral or remote electronics
  4. For remote models, lead length compensation permits cable lengths up to 1000 feet
  5. NEMA 4 and explosion-proof junction box
  6. For use with a ½” insertion probe in 1″ and larger pipe or in the in-line flow body sizes 1/4″ to 4″
  7. Available in blind configuration or display with window providing flow rate, total flow and gas temperature

Benefits

  1. Measures mass flow.
  2. Sage meters have the lowest rate of energy loss with a power dissipation of 2.5 watts, making them the most efficient thermal mass flow meter.
  3. All units come calibrated from the Sage NIST traceable calibration facility and are preconfigured with the specified process and installation parameters for the application.
  4. The meter has a two compartment compact housing with a separate wiring section containing large, easy to access terminals to simplify field installation.

Applications

Natural gas flow to burners
Compressed air flow measurement
Combustion air
Flow metering

If you need to verify that the meter is still in calibration, consider the Sage Prime.

Specifications

Performance

Accuracy: +/– 1% of reading plus 0.5% of full scale
Repeatability: 0.2% of reading
Low End Sensitivity: 5 SFPM (1 SCFM in 6″ pipe)
Response Time: 1 second time constant
Turndown: 100:1
Resolution: 1000:1

Electronics

Power: 24 +/-10% VDC or 90 – 265 VAC
Output: 4-20 mA
Pulse: 100 mA maximum
Isolated: External powered 4-20 and pulse
Modbus: RS 485 RTU optional
Ratings: Class I, Division 2, NEMA 4, CE
Ambient Temperature: –40 to 150° F (–40 to 65° C)

Sensor

Type: Insertion probe (1/2″ diameter), flow body (1/4″ to 4″)
Materials: 316 stainless steel and Hastelloy C
Process Temperature Range: –40 to 450°F (–40 to 230° C)
Process Pressure: Max 500 psig