Sixteen Gigantic Benefits Of Ultrasonic Gas Meter

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Sixteen Gigantic Benefits Of Ultrasonic Gas Meter

  • Time of issue:2021-08-04 10:16
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Ultrasonic meters have existed for many years in the normal water measurement. Now we can witness ultrasonic technology for metering natural gas.

Ultrasonic gas meters, as the term implies, are meters that use sound waves to measure flow. These meters are installed near the inside or outside a pipeline. They send ultrasonic waves from one side of the meter to the other when turned on. Then, these sent waves are accumulated and measured to identify the flow rate.

Ultrasonic gas meters have sufficient advantages. Unlike traditional mechanical gas meters (diaphragm gas meters) they have no moving parts. This specifically means that factors do not affect measurement without mechanical faults. This increases lifespan and reduces maintenance costs.

Here are 16 gigantic benefits associated with ultrasonic gas meters.

1. No Moving Parts

Conventional gas meters measure pressure through moving parts, which work as mechanical transducers. But these parts create several problems. They often block flow and cause pressure absorption. The moving parts also worn with time, providing more inaccurate results and requiring repair and replacement. Since there are no moving parts in ultrasonic gas meters, do not worry about to wear or block.

2. No Pressure Absorption

Ultrasonic gas meters do not need to be in contact with the fluid, so there is no likelihood of pressure absorption during installation or use. This means there is no need to compensate for lost pressure.

3. High Measuring Accuracy

Even in cold weather conditions, transducers can carry out more accurate measurements than mechanical measurement devices. As long as the meters are installed properly, these meters are correct. But in-line and plug-in gas meters are generally more accurate than ultrasonic gas meters.

4. Bi-directional Flow Measurement

While many conventional gas meters measure flow only in a single direction, ultrasonic gas meters measure flow in both directions — forward and reverse. Regarding bidirectional flow, the piping plan uses the same pipeline to send and/or control functions for flows moving in opposite directions (forward or reverse flow), based on the process conditions and objectives.

5. Real-time Measurement and High-Security System

Ultrasonic gas meters have a real-time clock, which is why pricing could be changed in any different time zone. Some more safety features are included in Electron Ultrasonic Gas Meters.

6. Digital And Analogue Options

Ultrasonic gas meters are available with a wide range of outputs and advances in technology enabling the development of ultrasonic sensors with digital displays and network connections. This means that the sensor can transmit the measurement results in real time to a central monitoring system.

7. No Cutting Required

As the ultrasonic sensor does not need to be fixed in the pipe, no cutting is required. The pipe does not need to be shut off to install a new gas meter, which means that process uptime is kept to a maximum. This also reduces the chance of damage to the pipe and the creation of leaks, which can seriously affect product quality and maintenance costs.

8. No Flow Obstruction

Conventional gas meters must usually be installed inside the pipe in order to measure flow. Based on their location, internal installations can pose problems as they can create obstructions in the pipeline. With more viscous liquids this can disrupt the flow, potentially trapping particles and causing a build-up over time. While internally mounted ultrasonic gas meters can potentially cause this problem, gas meters avoid this problem altogether by connecting to the outside of the pipe.

9. No Contact With Liquids

In conventional gas meters that require contact with liquids, many problems can arise. The presence of a gas meter can cause potential contamination or degradation of the liquid in the pipeline, a common problem for the food production, medical and chemical industries. In addition, gas meters in pipelines carrying chemically or physically aggressive substances can degrade rapidly and require more frequent replacement. Flow transducers do not require direct contact with the fluid to measure flow, so gas meters do not interact with the fluid.

10. Low Maintenance

As they have no moving parts, do not require cutting and are not exposed to hazardous substances, ultrasonic gas meters can last a long time with very little maintenance. In addition to their long service life, these meters can be serviced without shutting down the operation or opening the pipe. In most cases, a new clamp-on ultrasonic meter can be purchased relatively easily to replace the old one.

11. Portability

While plug-in and in-line ultrasonic gas meters are a good choice for most pipelines, gas meters have the added advantage of being portable.

12. Durability

Ultrasonic gas meters do not have any moving parts (except for prepaid ultrasonic gas meters). Ultrasonic gas meters can maintain their calibrated values for a long time

13. AMR Compatibility

A new generation of ultrasonic gas flow meters can be integrated with AMR.

14. Measuring Gas Temperature

Diaphragm meters cannot measure gas temperatures. Here the measurement is not accurate at high or low gas temperature. Ultrasonic gas meters measure the gas temperature and calculate the correct gas consumption.

15. Small Design

The ultrasonic gas meter is almost half the size of a diaphragm gas meter. Its design is very compact and aesthetically pleasing.

16. Silent Operation

Ultrasonic gas meters are silent when in operation. This is because they do not have any mechanical moving parts.

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