Honeywell Process Solutions has announced the launch of a new ultrasonic gas flowmeter, which the company claims offers the ‘highest available’ level of accuracy in custody transfer processes.
Called Q Sonic, the new flowmeter is the ‘first’ eight-path ultrasonic meter to combine both reflective and direct paths. This enables the flowmeter to detect and correct for disturbances in the gas flow caused by short inlets, extenders, reducers, manifolds, elbows and a range of piping elements typical to natural gas plants. It also provides extensive diagnostics to ensure accurate readings.
“Unlike other meters, the Q Sonic fully meets the most demanding requirements regardless of the conditions where it is applied,” said Eric Bras, HPS product manager for ultrasonic flowmeters. “When customers need accuracy, the Q Sonic offers the lowest possible uncertainty available for the most demanding operations, resulting in substantial savings.”
Honeywell’s new flowmeter meets the accuracy class 0.5 requirements of the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) R 137-1&2 2012 without any exclusions. An international, intergovernmental standards-setting body, OIML promotes global harmonisation of legal metrology.
The meter is also available with Honeywell’s SonicExplorer PC-based software. Operators, service engineers and technicians can configure, diagnose and monitor the meter locally or remotely, which the company claims can cut maintenance costs by up to three quarters.