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Natural gas flow meter types?


Why need natural gas flow measurement in industry?

Natural gas refers to a combustible gas mixture with hydrocarbons as the main component extracted from nature. Natural gas is mainly composed of a mixture of gaseous low-molecular hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbon gases. It is mainly composed of methane (85%) and a small amount of ethane (9%), propane (3%), nitrogen (2%) and butane (1%). Mainly used as fuel, but also used to produce raw materials for chemicals such as acetaldehyde, acetylene, ammonia, carbon black, ethanol, formaldehyde, hydrocarbon fuels, hydrogenated oil, methanol, nitric acid, synthesis gas and vinyl chloride. Natural gas is compressed into liquid for storage and transportation. We need natural gas flow metering device in coal mining, nitric acid plants, power plants, organic chemical synthesis plants, petroleum refining plants, etc.
Always remember that to get an accurate measurement, having the correct technology is critical. Here are the things you should consider when choosing a flowmeter for natural gas. Industrial Natural gas flow meter can be used in monitoring incoming gas to a gas burner,boiler,ovens, furnaces.,etc

What does the industrial natural gas flow meter application do?

It is essential to understand the application of flowmeter technology before you choose one natural gas flow measurement device. Recently we posted some tips to keep in mind when picking the correct gas flow meter. Understanding is central to making the right decision.



Natural gas flow meter types?


#1 What purpose will it serve? Are you picking meters for submetering, industrial gas processing, custody transfer, or monitoring? Is it a volumetric natural gas flow meter or mass flow meter you need? How much cost you will spend on the natural gas flow meter? Do you need inline natural gas flow meter?Or insertion natural gas flow meter?

#2 What type of gas is it measuring? Is it a mixture of gases or a single gas? What is the flow range, process temperature, accuracy required, and pressure? Will the gas be clean and dry. Or dirty, corrosive, and wet.

#3 Where is the intended installation? What conditions is it going to work under? Extreme temperatures? Will it have enough straight run? What regulations must it meet, if any? Are vibrations or noise a concern?

#4 What do you need it to do? Do you need a local or gas flow totalizer display? What calibrations do you need? Will advance electronics or upgrades be required? Do you need natural gas flow meter totalizer? Will you need it maintained? Do you need digital natural gas flow meter ?

Once you have gathered all this information, you can now make a more educated decision when choosing the correct gas flow sensor.

Refer to page two to recap the four types of natural gas meters that exist

  • Volumetric flow
  • Velocity meters
  • Inferential flowmeters
  • Mass flow meters for natural gas measurement

Natural gas flow meter types

Following your review of the selection guide, it is likely that you have narrowed the field to a few meters that might suit your purpose. Now you should list the advantages and disadvantages of each to make a more educated decision based on their operating principles.

  • ✔  Thermal mass flow meter and Coriolis mass flow meters can measure both new gas technology and mass flow. Thermal mass meters are used to measure industrial process gas, whereas Coriolis is utilized fiscally to measure natural gas. Natural gas flow measurement units for these natural gas flow meter 

    can SCFM, kg/h,g/s,g/min,NL/h, mmscfd, Sm3/h,Nm3/h; It is high accuracy natural gas flow meter with factory calibration certificate , can be used for custody transfer or precision audit.

  • Diaphragm and rotary meters are PD or positive displacement meters and are prevalent in traditional gas technology for the custody transfer of gas and the measurement of utility bills
  • Gas Turbine flow meters are a standard technology and velocity-type tool that calculates natural gas for applications used in custody transfer. We are offering a full skid (Natural gas turbine flow Meter, Temperature Transmitter, Pressure Transmitter and Controller or flow computer to Realize the AGA 8 for calculation natural Gas.
  • Ultrasonic flowmeters are a newer technology. They are mainly used for custody transfer application
  • Vortex flow meter for natural gas are yet another velocity meter primary used in the industrial measurement of gas as they came late to the custody transfer approval game.
  • DP meters or Differential pressure meters, a traditional tech, they are an inferential meter that includes V-Cone meters, Pitot tube, orifice plate, and venturi meters. They have been approved for custody transfer
  • Rotameters are a traditional gas technology that has been utilized as industrial flow meters

Industry Natural gas flow meter technical specifications

  • ☪   Many natural gas flow sensor available: 3/4 inch, 1/2”, 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, NB 100mm, 6 inch, 8 inch, 10”, 12” and max 6000mm.
  • ☪  Different process connection, wafer or flange, thread, inline natural gas turbine flow meter, insertion natural gas flow meter.,etc
  • ☪  Pressure Rating: can be at low pressure rating such as 10 PSI, can be used to detect natural gas leakage, and measure low flow rate of natural gas, also has high pressure rating, such as 150LB, 300LB, 600LB ,900 class high pressure natural gas flow meter 
  • ☪  Output: 4-20mA output, pulse output, relay output for alarm purpose, real time data transmition, RS485 or HART Based natural gas turbine flow meter
Industry Natural gas flow meter price

Industry natural gas flow meter price

The price of industrial natural gas flow meters is determined by many factors. Customers can choose the right industrial natural gas flow meter according to their field application and budget. Our price for natural gas flow meter starts from $ 500. Send email to us sales@silverinstruments.com to obtain your industrial natural gas flow meter price cost. 
  • ☪  Natural gas flowmeter size: Generally, the larger the gas sensor size, the higher the price. For example, the price of a 4" natural gas flowmeter cost more than 1" natural gas flowmeter.
  • ☪  Natural gas flowmeter measurement principle: different measurement principles, different prices. We can provide DP flow meters (differential pressure flow meter ), V cone flow meters for natural gas, orifice flow meters, Coriolis mass flow meters, thermal gas flow meters to measure natural gas, and turbine flow meters to measure natural gas volumetric flow rate. Pity is that SILVER does not sell natural gas flow meter ultrasonic principle or portable natural gas flow meter.
  • ☪  Compressed natural gas pressure rating: We sell natural gas flowmeters at 232 PSI (normal condition). If customers need natural gas flowmeters with 600LB or 300 Class, ANSI or ASME pressure, the price will be not cheap. You can buy low flow natural gas flow meter from us , for NG gas with typical low flow just to detect leak from piping system.
  • ☪  Natural gas flowmeter functions: electronic natural gas flow meter, natural gas flow meter totalizer calculation, HART communication, RS 485, lithium battery power supply, EVC (temperature and pressure correction )function.,etc , these functions will affect the price of natural gas flowmeter.
  • ☪  Natural gas flowmeter brand: The natural gas flowmeter of well-known is not cheap, such as EMERSON, ROSEMOUNT, ENDRESS, FOXTHERMAL, SIERRA. But SILVER has many cheap alternatives for customers, you can buy economical natural gas flow meter from China factory .

Best flow meter for natural gas ?

We all hope to buy the best natural gas flow meters at low prices. The best natural gas lies in the working conditions and applications that the industrial natural gas flowmeter you choose to meet, the budget to be met, the prompt delivery date, and timely after-sales service. Find a good industrial natural gas flow meter manufacture is the best solution. 


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