MASS FLOW METERS FOR MEASURING LANDFILL GAS

Landfill Gas is a mixture of Methane, Carbon Dioxide, and Oxygen that is created by the decomposition of waste stored in landfills. According to the EPA, landfills are the third largest generator of Methane Gas.  Methane Gas is the second most prevalent gas to contribute to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Effect and for that reason it is important to contain and process the Methane gas in a way that it does not increase the level of GHG’s in the Earth Atmosphere.

Landfill operators use a combination of wellheads, pumps, and piping to funnel these gases to a central point where they can either be burned off by a flare system or converted into renewable energy.  Many Landfills now see this gas as a revenue source as they are able to contain it, send it to local power plants and create renewable energy.  To that end, Landfill operators are responsible for collecting and accurately measuring the gas in order to benefit both the environment and offset their operating costs.

Our thermal mass flow meters are a key tool in measuring the amount of Landfill Gas being produced in order to comply with United States EPA Clean Air Act. We work with our customers to obtain the proper gas mixture and other operating conditions prior to calibration beginning.  Our mass flow meter (Model # 62-9 pictured to right) is our most versatile solution and is calibrated to the exact gas mixture and operating temperatures that Landfill operators are working under. We perform the calibration in our factory flow stands so that our customers receive a unit that is ready to go right out of the box. The insertion probe comes standard with packing gland for easy installation, then connect your power source, and our standard 4-20 mA output for a start-up that takes just minutes. Our flow meters are installed and measuring gas flows to flares or to power plants, turning what was once waste into renewable energy.

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