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Ultrasonic Gas Flow Meters

Ultrasonic gas flow meters are one of the most reliable solutions for challenging gas flow measurement applications. Our ultrasonic gas flow meters can be used in a variety of applications including flare gas, stack gas and steam. Our transducer technology is also ideal for shale gas and coal seam gas wellhead applications.

Featured Solutions

  • DigitalFlow-GF868

    The DigitalFlow GF868 flare gas flow meter improves the efficiency of petrochemical plants, refineries, and offshore platforms. It uses a proprietary algorithm to determine instantaneously the molecular weight and mass flow rate of the flare gas. The meter is used to conserve energy and reduce product loss by identifying sources of leaks into the flare systems and accurately controlling the amount of steam fed to the flare tip. It also helps improve compliance with pollution-control regulations. Panametrics GF868 flare gas mass flow meter improves the efficiency of petrochemical plants, refineries, and offshore platforms. It uses a proprietary algorithm to determine instantaneously the molecular weight and mass flow rate of the flare gas. The meter is used to conserve energy and reduce product loss by identifying sources of leaks into the flare systems and by accurately controlling the amount of steam fed to the flare tip. It also helps improve compliance with pollution control regulations. Learn more about ultrasonic gas flow meters from BBP.

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  • DigitalFlow-GF868

    The DigitalFlow GS868 ultrasonic steam flow meters solves the problems of pressure drop and rangeability found in other flow meters by reducing operation, installation and maintenance costs. A single GS868 ultrasonic flow meter can cover a wide range of flows, giving additional savings. A single GS868 flow meter covers the full range of flow rates resulting in lower capital and installation costs.

    • Steam mass flow
    • Saturated or superheated steam
    • 150:1 turndown ratio
    • Temperature up to 842 °F (450 °C) with BWT transducers
    • Pipes from 2 to 48 in (5.1 cm to 1.2 m)
    • Pressures from 0 to 1,500 psi

    Applications

    The DigitalFlow GS868 steam ultrasonic flowmeter is a complete ultrasonic flow metering system for measurement of:
    Saturated or superheated steam

    • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC)
    • Pneumatic power systems
    • Food and beverage industry
    • Water purification and distillation
    • Chemical and petrochemical industries
    • Electric power generation
    • Steel industry
    • Public works
    • Manufacturing

    Features

    • Bidirectional
    • No moving parts
    • No pressure drop
    • Wide rangeability with 150 to 1 turndown ratio
    • Non-obstructive flow measurement
    • Tolerance to dirty streams
    • Low maintenance
    • Suitable for high temperatures
    • Two-path measurement available for maximum accuracy

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  • DigitalFlow-XGS868i

    The XGS868i steam flow transmitter is a complete ultrasonic flow metering system for the measurement of saturated and superheated steam. It is a unique combination of range ability, ease of installation, low maintenance and accuracy make it the choice for a low-cost transmitter. The all-digital XGS868i creates no pressure drop; has no moving parts or parts that foul or collect debris; seldom requires maintenance, and provides reliable drift-free operation.

    The DigitalFlow XGS868i steam flow transmitter is a complete ultrasonic flow metering system for measurement of saturated steam and superheated steam. The DigitalFlow XGS868i is designed to measure the mass flow rate of saturated or superheated steam. The DigitalFlow XGS868i offers a unique combination of rangeability, ease of installation, low maintenance, and accuracy in a low-cost transmitter. The state-of-the-art DigitalFlow XGS868i steam flow transmitter shares the many advantages offered by the other products in GE’s line of innovative ultrasonic flowmeters. The all-digital XGS868i creates no pressure drop; has no moving parts or parts that foul or collect debris; seldom requires maintenance; and provides reliable drift-free operation.

    Features

    • Economical flow measurement in a compact transmitter
    • No moving parts
    • No pressure drop
    • Wide rangeability with 1500 to 1 turndown ratio
    • Non-obstructive flow measurement
    • Tolerance to dirty streams
    • Low maintenance
    • Suitable for high temperatures
    • Two-path measurement available for maximum accuracy

    Compact Housing
    All of the DigitalFlow XGS868i’s electronic components are housed in a compact transmitter package that can be installed right at the flow measurement point. This greatly simplifies wiring of the transducers and results in trouble-free operation.

    Steam Mass Flow Rate
    The measured flow velocity rate, along with the input of temperature and pressure, allow the powerful onboard computer to calculate the steam mass flow rate. The mass flow rate can be displayed locally, or transmitted to a remote system via an analog or digital communications link.

    Dual-Channel Model
    In addition to the standard single-channel model, an optional two-channel model provides enhanced accuracy when measuring two paths on a single pipe. It can also be used to measure a single path on two different pipes.

    Low Operational Costs
    Because a DigitalFlow XGS868i installation produces no flow obstruction, the energy-robbing pressure drops and high maintenance requirements characteristic of other flowmeters are eliminated. The special sealed metal transducers supplied with a DigitalFlow XGS868i system are immune to the erosion and stress caused by thermal expansion cycles.

    Additional Options
    PanaView PC Interface Software The DigitalFlow XGS868i communicates with a PC through a serial interface and Windows® operating systems. Consult the manual for details on sites, logs and other operations with a PC.

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  • PanaFlow-Z1G

    The PanaFlow Z1G flow meter is the latest of a new generation of Panametrics ultrasonic flow meters. It is a single-path or dual-path wetted meter designed specifically for accurate and dependable measurements in gas applications. Designed for well-head flow measurements, such as coal bed methane, bio gas or any gas with high levels of impurities, the Z1G is engineered to the highest levels of reliability and built to handle difficult process conditions.

    The PanaFlow Gas Meter System is a complete ultrasonic flow meter offering for gas applications with a unique combination of accuracy, rangeability, and reliability in a robust meter design.
    The PanaFlow Gas Meter System consists of two models—the one-path PanaFlow Z1G and the two-path PanaFlow Z2G. Both meters offer a high-performance, yet affordable solution for a variety of gas flow applications.

    Applications

    PanaFlow gas flow meters can be used in applications such as:

    • Biogas
    • Natural gas production
    • Vent gas
    • Waste gas
    • Shale gas
    • Coal-seam gas wellhead
    • Vapor recovery
    • Fuel gas

    Reliable Flow Measurement that is Easy on Your Budget
    The PanaFlow gas portfolio represents a new generation of Panametrics ultrasonic flow meters. Offered in one-path or two-path wetted versions, PanaFlow gas meters bring together Panametrics ultrasonic expertise with the benefits of ultrasonic technology for affordable, high performance flow measurement.
    Unlike other flow measurement technologies, the PanaFlow meters do not require maintenance since they do not have any obstruction in the flow path to clog the process line or moving parts to be damaged by flowing gas. They provide years of trouble-free operation with no adjustments, tuning or corrections. PanaFlow gas meters provide a lower overall total cost of ownership, superb reliability, and excellent performance.

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  • TransPort-PT878G

    The TransPort PT878GC is a portable, clamp-on ultrasonic gas flow meter. Designed for short-term flow survey work for natural gas pipeline, compressed air, inert gas or any compressed gas applications, it has the ability to measure gas flow rates, log data to internal memory and export flow data to a PC. It is especially useful for metering of erosive, corrosive, toxic, high-purity or sterile gases or in any application where penetrating the pipe wall is undesirable.

    Features and Benefits

    • Installation in just minutes
    • No need for shutdowns or interrupting the process because no tapping
    or cutting of pipe wall is required
    • Non-invasive clamp-on transducers
    • Temperatures up to 230°C
    • Velocity, volumetric, totalized actual and standard flow
    • 3/4 to 24-inch pipe size capability
    • Built-in datalogger for 100,000 measurements
    • Built-in ultrasonic pipe thickness gage (optional)

    Applications

    The TransPort PT878GC portable gas flow meter is a complete ultrasonic flow metering system for measurement of most gases, including:

    • Natural gas
    • Compressed air
    • Fuel gases
    • Erosive gases
    • Corrosive gases
    • Toxic gases
    • High-purity gases
    • Air separation gases

    Portable Flow Metering at Its Best

    The TransPort PT878GC flowmeter is a highly versatile, self-contained, portable transit-time system with options and accessories to meet a variety of gas flow measurement needs. Its compact size, lightweight, rechargeable battery pack, and universal power supply charger make it the ideal go-anywhere flowmeter.
    Historically, clamp-on flow metering was limited to liquids because existing methods could not work on metal pipes containing gases. GE developed new technology that extends all the benefits of clamp-on flow metering to gas measurement. This remarkable ultrasonic technology works with gases at high or low pressure in pipes made of metal and most other materials.
    The TransPort PT878GC flowmeter can be used to measure the flow of any gas. It is especially useful for metering erosive, corrosive, toxic, high-purity or sterile gases, or in any application where penetrating the pipe wall is undesirable. Since no tapping or cutting of the pipe is required, permanent installation costs are significantly reduced. The meter has no wetted or moving parts, causes no pressure drop and has very wide rangeability.
    The new meter was tested extensively on metal pipes with diameters as small as 0.75 inches (20 mm) and as large as 24 inches (600 mm). This meter is suitable for measuring the flow of air, hydrogen, natural gas and many other gases.

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