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Honeywell launches natural gas measurement portfolio

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Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has recently launched its new measurement portfolio for the midstream natural gas sector. The portfolio offers comprehensive data on natural gas volume and quality measurement in order to maximise confidence and minimise costs.

It is designed to provide reliable and accurate volume and energy value measurement across a wide range of applications, while also helping to cut operating costs by up to 70%.

Speaking at the Appalachian Gas Measurement short course in Pennsylvania, David McNavish, Product Marketing Manager for HPS commented: “The need for accurate, reliable measurement has never been greater as the industry faces price volatility, tight margins and wide ranging gas qualities. Low prices and changing patterns of supply sources and demand mean that customers need control and confidence across the distribution network.”

According to the US Energy Information Administration, production of natural gas in the US will grow by over 50% between 2015 and 2040. Associated infrastructure that is needed to transport that natural gas, including pipelines and measurement instrumentation, will also increase.

Supported by a complete portfolio of gas measurement technologies – including a full range of temperature and pressure transmitters and flow computers – Honeywell’s midstream gas measurement offering brings together three products: the TwinSonicplus two-in-one ultrasonic gas meter, the Encal 3000 gas chromatograph and the GasLab Q2 online gas quality analyser.

The TwinSonicplus ultrasonic gas meter combines the field-proven Q.Sonicplus ultrasonic meter with an additional independent measurement for verification in the same body. This allows for improved confidence, greater efficiency and more reliable operations.

In order to deliver industry-leading accuracy and low running costs, the Encal 3000 gas chromatograph is designed specifically for natural gas energy measurements. Using micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and capillary columns, it delivers high repeatability and compositional accuracy to enable users to improve both heating value and volumetric (via compressibility) custody transfer measurements.

The GasLab Q2 online gas quality analyser provides fast, continuous analysis of natural gas’ calorific value, wobbe index and methane number in order to optimise billing, efficiency and emissions. It is ideal for anyone whose operations and emissions are adversely impacted by fuel quality variations. Requiring no routine maintenance and being able to reduce OPEX by up to 70% against gas chromatographs and calorimeters, working with the GasLab is simple.

“Together, these products and our Total Care Field Services allow Honeywell to offer a one-stop shop with the industry’s widest, most versatile and highest performing portfolio for natural gas measurement,” said McNavish.

Adapted from press release by Anna Nicklin

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