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Tom McDougal

Tom McDougal

Tom is a former engineer for Xcel Energy, where he designed gas meter and regulator applications. He has also worked for mechanical contractors and engineering firms approving gas meters and regulators in various applications. He currently manages the Linc Energy Meter and Regular Department and is working on flare gas measurement.

Keeping in mind that accurate measurement begins with selecting the correct technology for any application, here are four steps to consider when choosing a natural gas flow meter with a flow meter comparison, and selection guide.

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In wrapping up our series on natural gas flow meters, there is one last meter-type worthy of mention, the rotameter. The rotameter is a traditional gas technology and may be used as an industrial flow meter to measure the volumetric flow rate of fluids in a closed tube. It is a variable area meter and provides a simple, precise, and inexpensive indication of flow rates.

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Continuing our series on gas flow meters, earlier we discussed turbine meters and ultrasonic meters as velocity-type flow meters that measure natural gas. One last meter in this classification worthy of mentioning is vortex flow meters.

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There are three velocity meter types that measure natural gas, they are turbine meters, ultrasonic meters, and vortex meters. This article discusses turbine flow meters, and subsequent blogs will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the other velocity meters.

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As part of our continuing series on gas flow meters, here we discuss those meters that directly measure mass flow, specifically Coriolis, and thermal mass flow meters.

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Here are four things to consider when selecting your gas flow meter technology for an industrial process or natural gas pipeline uses, including custody transfer applications.

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Confused by line pressure regulator and appliance regulator standards? Can an appliance regulator serve as a line pressure regulator? Alternatively, can a line pressure regulator serve as an appliance regulator? Get Maxitrol regulator answers.

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Due to a recent revision of the pipeline safety regulations, there is a need for solutions to inspect, test, and protect farm tap regulators. As a representative of IMAC Systems, the manufacturer, and distributor of products that test and protect regulators, we wanted to present some solutions to help keep your farm tap regulators in good working condition.

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I am happy to share that Linc Energy Systems is a distributor for the Maxitrol Regulator. The company manufactures line pressure appliance regulators for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

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Recently, GPL Odorizers and Linc Energy Systems were challenged by a client's problematic low-flow odorization site. Both companies worked together and conferred with Sage Metering, who designed the GPL 100 Thermal Mass Flow Meter for low-flow odorization use. Here is a case study on this application.

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    Measuring principle Many people are made uncomfortably cold by just a small draft. The thermal flow-measuring principle is based

We are happy to announce that we are now an authorized representative and distributor of the Honeywell Gortor HSV086 safety shut-off valve for use in gas transmission, gas distribution and industrial gas pressure regulating systems.

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Itron, the manufacturer of the I-250 residential gas meter and 400A light commercial diaphragm gas meter, has issued a product information letter involving the approval of supplementary supply sources on two components, the bi-metal and tangent assembly.

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In the following article, we answer, "How do I change my Itron B34 regulator orifice? Of course, these instructions apply to all Itron B34: R, N, M, and D natural gas regulators. In addition to the Itron guidelines, it is important to adhere to your company's procedures.

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In the following article, we answer, "How do I adjust my Itron METRIS 250 natural gas meter?" In addition to the following recommendations, it is imperative to adhere to your company's procedures in addition to Itron's when installing or repairing your gas meter.

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When the gas line pressure to an appliance exceeds the appliance's combination-control-valve maximum input pressure, how can we reduce the line pressure to the device and meet the International Fuel Gas Code regulations?

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  • Steve Morris
    Steve Morris says #
    I have a 5# nat. Gas system delivering 8"wc to cooking appliances . Do they make a line pressure regulator that has the o.p.d. bui
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    Natural gas is a non-renewable source of energy and is a fossil fuel like petroleum. It is essentially composed of methane, which

According to a new white paper, there is an approaching EPA deadline of April 15, 2015, for natural gas and oil storage vessels built between August 2011 and April 2013 to become Quad O compliant. At the heart of this directive, is to reduce VOC emissions.

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