To curb air pollution, there are a myriad of regulations regarding emissions. Fox Thermal mass flow meter technology provides accurate measurements of gas flow that can:
Thermal mass flow meters can help identify leaks with check and sub-meters installed. Not only does this help with facility health and safety standards, but it also improves efficiency and avoids emissions of harmful greenhouse gases.
Fox Thermal mass flow meters’ accuracy specification exceeds the requirements defined by the EPA and provides a reliable, cost-effective solution to emissions monitoring challenges.
Fuel gas flow meters can help analyze demand, improve operating efficiency, reduce waste, and adjust for peak usage, while also providing accurate emissions data for environmental and regulatory compliance.
The U.S. EPA 40 CFR part 98, requires owners or operators of commercial facilities that emit over 25,000 metric tons or more of CO2e (CO2 equivalent in global warming potential) per year of greenhouse gases to monitor and report annual mass emissions.
According to the EPA, a continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) consists of the total equipment necessary for the determination of a gas or particulate matter concentration or emissions rate using flue gas analyzer measurements and a conversion equation, graph, or computer program to produce results in units of the applicable emission limitation or standard.
Thermal mass flow meters from Fox Thermal provide accurate measurements of natural gas streams for CEMS calculations from industrial processes, as well as monitoring of methane emissions and other greenhouse gases emitted from landfills, wastewater treatment plants, and oil & gas production.
Globally, governments have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to slow or halt climate change. To that end, most of the world’s oil and gas production, processing, transportation, and storage entities must provide regular, accurate accounts of air pollution emissions to local, state, and/or national regulatory bodies.
These agencies also have published rules and regulations regarding SO2, nitrous oxide, CO, and other polluting emissions from industrial plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, and landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) operations.
Emissions flow monitoring requires a flow meter that meets the accuracy and periodic calibration verification requirements set by national, state, and/or local environmental agencies.
All Fox Thermal models can be used for gas emissions monitoring applications. Each model has a range of features and specifications and can be configured according to the process conditions and requirements.
If the gas composition of emissions from your application is expected to change over time, Fox Thermal’s Gas-SelectX® feature, available on models FT1, FT4A, and FT4X, can be a helpful tool for modifying the gas composition percentages in the meter while maintaining the highest accuracy (Note: gases vary by model).
Several other factors may affect the customer’s model choice: approvals, power input requirements, communication protocols, available straight run in the pipe, line sizes, data logger (only available on the FT4X), and pressure ratings, to name a few. The online product configurator below uses these variables to suggest the right model configuration for your needs.Configure a Meter
If you’re not sure which meter is right for your application, our Help Me Choose app walks you through a short series of questions to help you choose the ideal meter.
Next, enter your process data and measurement requirements into our automated product configurator. Drop-down menus and Help icons will guide you to answer each question.
Save the data you entered into the configurator to create a PDF with a model code and application ID. When you're ready, submit your application to Fox Thermal for a quote.
Find out more about the features and benefits of our range of advanced thermal flow meters and how they can help your emission monitoring systems.
Fox Thermal gas mass flow meters can be used to provide continually monitored emissions data for quality assurance and compliance with the EPA’s Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: 40 CFR, Part 98.
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