It is a fallacy to think that all meters are the same. There are three main types of meter used in the gas industry and each has an application to which it is best suited.
Diaphragm meters are the most common and can measure volumes from 0-160 scmh usually at low pressure, they are a positive displacement measuring device and are a durable and proven technology. However the larger volume meters are substantial not in only size but also in weight, which can lead to a larger footprint in comparison to other meter types of the same volume capacity.
Rotary meters are typically used for larger loads but can be accurately used from 1-2885 scmh dependent on metering pressures. Again these are a positive displacement meter which can be utilised at pressures upto 16 barg.
Turbine meters are usually used for large sustained loads. These meters measure flow rather than physical displacement and are only be used for specific type loads.
The choice of meter is dependent of the type of gas load, for example constant or fluctuating, the gas pressure required, the size of gas load and the type of downstream operation such as pressure boosters or quick shut down systems.
Energy Assets provides bespoke metering design and selection to suit your requirements to ensure accuracy and consistency in meter reading and data capture through our Pulse 24 AMR solution.