Natural Gas Measurement

DirectMountSystem - How the right choice of valve technology supports an “Every Drop Counts” Operation

How the right choice of valve technology supports an “Every Drop Counts” Operation.
Gas prices are increasing, regulations expanding, and businesses must cater to environmental protection. These factors demand an “Every Drop Counts” approach for operating natural gas installations.

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Useful little helpers in the measurement of natural gas

DirectMountSystem - How to eliminate gauge line errors in natural gas applications.

Field research and testing conducted by Southwest Research in San Antonio, Texas and the Pipeline Gas Compressor Research Council (PCRC) confirmed that pulsation created by compressors, flow control valves, regulators and some piping configurations may create undesirable levels of Square Root Error (SRE) and/or resulting Gauge Line Error (GLE). Pulsation at the orifice meter is a major source of lost and unaccounted for natural gas. These errors create either large economic gains or losses for the buyer and seller along a natural gas pipeline system.

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Stabilized Connectors for DirectMount Systems

DirectMountSystem - Connections with reduced installation costs.

In many industries, orifice meters are used for measuring the rate of flow of liquids and gases. In the past it was common to connect instruments with the main piping by using orifice meters, primary isolation valves, fittings, tubing (impulse piping), remote mount manifolds, pipe stands and further accessories. This conventional installation method is time- and cost-consuming accompanied by some technical issues.

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Best Practices For Natural Gas Measurement

DirectMountSystem - Best Practices For Natural Gas Measurement.

Field research and testing conducted by Southwest Research in San Antonio, Texas and the Pipeline Gas Compressor Research Council (PCRC) confirmed that pulsation reated by compressors, flow control valves, regulators and some piping configurations may create undesirable levels of Square Root Error (SRE) and/or resulting Gauge L ine Error (GLE). Pulsation at the orifice meter is a major source of lost and unaccounted for natural gas. These errors create either large economic gains or losses for the buyer and seller along a natural gas pipeline system.

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