Chemical Safety Incidents
Honeywell’s Gas Measurement Line
Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 03:08 PM gHale
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) launched its new measurement portfolio for the midstream natural gas sector designed to provide reliable and accurate volume and energy value measurement across a wide range of applications, while helping to cut operating costs by up to 70 percent.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, production of natural gas in the United States will grow by more than 50 percent from 2015 to 2040. Associated infrastructure needed to transport that natural gas, including pipelines and measurement instrumentation, will also increase.
Supported by a 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 for custody transfer measurement. It combines the Q.Sonicplus ultrasonic meter with an additional independent measurement for verification in the same body for improved confidence, greater efficiency and more reliable operations. A patented six-path configuration for the primary measurement provides detailed flow profile measurement, noise immunity, and pressure and velocity abilities. In-built verification reduces risk while saving users up to $50,000 for each meter against using two meters in series.
• The Encal 3000 gas chromatograph is designed for natural gas energy measurements to deliver accuracy and low running costs. Using the latest 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. Optimized for varying shale gas compositions the EnCal provides gas-composition measurements from <900 to >1150 BTU/scf using a single, moderate BTU calibration gas. The device requires no routine maintenance. The injector, columns and detectors are designed to last for the life of product, making it easy for even inexperienced technicians to support.
• The GasLab Q2 online gas quality analyzer provides fast, continuous analysis of natural gas’ calorific value, Wobbe index and methane number to optimize billing, efficiency and emissions. It requires no routine maintenance and is able to reduce OPEX by up to 70 percent against gas chromatographs and calorimeters. It supports a wide range of uses: Natural gas feedstock blending; point-of-use custody transfer; real-time quality control of the fuel mix for gas turbines in power plants; and improved combustion control for kilns, metal processing, and glass industries.