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.
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.
#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
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.