Gas ul­tra­sonic flow me­ters en­sure cost sav­ings

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH - en­quiry #170302b

Emer­son’s Daniel 3415 and 3416 Dual- Con­fig­u­ra­tion Gas Ul­tra­sonic Me­ters have re­ceived the in­dus­try’s first Tech­nol­ogy Qual­i­fi­ca­tion ( TQ) from DNV GL for fis­cal gas me­ters, a risk- based as­sess­ment that eval­u­ates me­ter per­for­mance in real- life op­er­a­tional en­vi­ron­ments to en­sure the tech­nol­ogy meets the high­est fis­cal mea­sure­ment stan­dards.

The TQ ver­i­fies the me­ter’s abil­ity to meet the in­dus­try’s fis­cal and con­trac­tual re­quire­ments when op­er­at­ing un­der field con­di­tions where dust, liq­uids, build-up, drift and pul­sa­tions are com­mon. It also au­then­ti­cates the abil­ity of the me­ter’s ad­vanced di­ag­nos­tics to de­tect and com­pen­sate for process dis­tur­bances and pro­vide early warn­ing of foul­ing to en­sure greater me­ter in­tegrity and mea­sure­ment ac­cu­racy. Fur­ther­more, the TQ con­firms the ro­bust­ness and re­li­a­bil­ity of the new Daniel Ul­tra­sonic Me­ters in min­imis­ing fi­nan­cial risk and pro­vides ev­i­dence to sup­port ex­tend­ing cal­i­bra­tion in­ter­vals to re­duce op­er­at­ing costs. “Cur­rent in­ter­na­tional gas mea­sure­ment stan­dards for fis­cal flow me­ters fo­cus only on the de­sign and in­stal­la­tion of the me­ters and don’t cover me­ter per­for­mance un­der field con­di­tions,” said DNV GL’s oil and gas se­nior vice pres­i­dent Liv Hovem. “DNV GL’s TQ puts me­ter per­for­mance claims to the test and pro­vides ev­i­dence of the im­pact of ac­tual op­er­at­ing con­di­tions on me­ter health and mea­sure­ment ac­cu­racy of gas sales. This ev­i­dence helps me­ter­ing sys­tem op­er­a­tors mit­i­gate fi­nan­cial risk and im­prove the re­li­a­bil­ity of their me­ter­ing sta­tions in sat­is­fy­ing fis­cal and cus­tody trans­fer con­trac­tual agree­ments.”

The Daniel Dual-Con­fig­u­ra­tion 3415 and 3416 Gas Ul­tra­sonic Me­ters, which are al­ready cer­ti­fied to the strin­gent OIML R137 1&2 Ac­cu­racy Class 0.5, are the only ul­tra­sonic me­ters on the mar­ket to­day that have un­der­gone DNV GL’s rig­or­ous field test­ing and demon­strated field ro­bust­ness. The DNV GL as­sess­ment process is built upon sci­en­tific re­search and is recog­nised by reg­u­la­tors, in­sur­ers, and ma­jor clients through­out the world. The process is widely ac­cepted and ap­plied to new fit-for-pur­pose tech­nolo­gies.

“This Tech­nol­ogy Qual­i­fi­ca­tion re­in­forces Emer­son’s lead­ing role in re­spond­ing to cus­tomer needs for ul­tra­sonic me­ters that of­fer greater vis­i­bil­ity into process con­di­tions and gas qual­ity, es­pe­cially when me­ter­ing rich, dirty or wet gas,” said Rob Sed­lak, gen­eral man­ager of Daniel ul­tra­sonic me­ters, Emer­son Au­to­ma­tion So­lu­tions. “De­tect­ing dirt build-up and small amounts of liq­uid or con­tam­i­na­tion at the bot­tom of the me­ter can be chal­leng­ing for di­rect-path me­ter de­signs. Hav­ing re­flec­tive path tech­nol­ogy and di­rect path mea­sure­ment com­bined in one ul­tra­sonic flowme­ter body, as is the case in the 3415 and 3416 me­ters, en­ables nat­u­ral gas op­er­a­tors to de­tect process up­sets long be­fore mea­sure­ment is im­paired and re­place com­plex, fre­quent in­spec­tion pro­ce­dures with con­di­tion-based main­te­nance prac­tices.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on Daniel Ul­tra­sonic Me­ters, go to Emer­ Daniel4Plus2Ul­tra­sonic and Emer­son. com/Daniel4Plus1Ul­tra­sonic.

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