Honeywell adds cellular communication to new gas volume corrector

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Natural gas meter: Honeywell has launched a new gas volume corrector aimed at the distribution of natural gas

Global industrial automation company Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has introduced a new meter designed to measure natural gas that communicates data using activated cellular radio.

HPS announced this week it has developed the EC 350 PTZ gas volume corrector to help gas distributors in the delivery of natural gas while meeting government and industrial standards.

Pierre Dufour, HPS product marketing manager at HPS, said: “The EC 350 family of PTZ gas volume correctors offers gas distribution firms the assurance of more precise gas measurements in standard meter applications, which enables them to effectively monitor and document gas custody transfer and usage.”

The EC 350 PTZ is the first member of a new HPS family of electronic volume correctors (EVCs), the company said.

It uses pressure, temperature and compressibility factors to accurately measure gas volume.

An important element in the gas value chain from the meter to billing data, the Honeywell ECV also offers a plug-and-play digital pressure transducer and an enclosure that is optimised for serviceability and outdoor operation.

Data is communicated from the meter using activated cellular radio, that can be analysed with its Total Data Services PowerSpring meter data management software to help IT integration in advanced metering or smart metering infrastructure.

Legacy EVC users can migrate to the new metering device.

Flowmeter for gas pipelines

The EVC joins Honeywell’s range of metering for gas distributors.

In April 2014, the company launched an ultrasonic flowmeter designed to help natural gas producers better measure the volume of gas in pipelines and more accurately track its movement.

The USM GT400 Ultrasonic Flowmeter measures natural gas at every stage of its movement, storage and use.

It aims to help companies keep better control on their overall costs as the volume transported to customers is metered for billing purposes.

Compliant with CEESmaRT technology – a cloud-based solution for condition-based monitoring – the USM GT400 provides stability during flow perturbations due to its direct-path technology with six measuring paths on three levels.