Emerson has announced that its 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.
The TQ is a risk-based assessment that evaluates meter performance in real-life operational environments to ensure the technology meets the highest fiscal measurement standards. It verifies the meter’s ability to meet the industry’s fiscal and contractual requirements when operating under field conditions where dust, liquids, buildup, 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.
Liv Hovem, DNV GL’s Oil and Gas Senior Vice President, said: “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 […] 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.”
Rob Sedlak, General Manager of Daniel ultrasonic meters, Emerson Automation Solutions, added: “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 […] Detecting dirt buildup 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.”
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