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What are the common water meter types? Water metering is the measurement of water consumption and performed in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Linc Energy Systems is a distributor for Carlon Meter; offering residential water meters and industrial water flow meters.

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Linc Energy Systems is now a distributor for the Itron OpenWay Riva Intelis residential ultrasonic gas meter. The Intelis revolutionary design shifts the gas distribution network from being a one-way gas delivery mechanism to an interactive energy network that delivers gas more safely and efficiently.

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Continuing our series on gas flow meter types, here we discuss differential pressure flow meters (DP meter), which are inferential meters and include the orifice plate, Pitot tube, Venturi meter, and V-Cone meters.

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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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Continuing our series on gas flow meters, in part two of velocity flow meters we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of ultrasonic flowmeters. As a refresher, three velocity type meters measure natural gas; they are turbine meters, ultrasonic meters, and vortex 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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Honeywell Mercury Instruments alerted its North American Channel Partners that the mobile network providers are sunsetting 2G/3G CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) devices soon. While the shutdown dates vary depending on the carrier, it is time to assess your equipment and determine if new modems or instruments will be needed for your natural gas smart metering programs.

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The positive displacement or PD meter is considered being a traditional gas technology, and even in the face of new technologies, the rotary meter, and diaphragm gas meter, are still widely used for utility billing applications or custody transfer of natural gas.

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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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GPL Odorizers announced the release of a new portable odorant injection system. The odorizer unit demonstrates the company's capability to design and manufacture custom odorization systems to meet end-users' needs.

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While many typically categorize gas flow meter types as either mass flow or volumetric flow, there are two other categories, velocity and inferential flow meters.

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Continuing my "Back to Basics" series, I thought I would address sizing natural gas regulators.

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The GPL 10000 odorizer uses advanced technology for accurate, repeatable, and low maintenance odorant injection. Here is the principle of operation for the odorization system.

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GPL Odorizers manufactures cost-effective, planet-friendly odorization solutions using advanced technology to deliver safe, accurate, and reliable odorant injection for natural gas, biogas, and propane. The GPL 750 odorant injection system is unique, and the following highlights its working principle.

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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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GAZOMAT has introduced the new handheld GAZOSCAN laser gas detector for remote methane leak detection. The new handheld gas detector nicely complements the manufacturer's gas leak survey line of equipment.

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IMAC Systems has introduced a line of bug and foreign object vent screen guards to protect gas regulators, solenoid valves, valves, valve breathers, pilot controllers, vent line terminations, SST or copper tubing lines.

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The Linc Energy Systems team wishes you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season and good fortune in the New Year. This holiday season our business will close:

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I am pleased to announce that Preston Marcoux has joined the Linc Energy Systems team and serving as a Mechanical Engineer.

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GAZOMAT, the manufacturer of high-quality gas leak detection equipment, has a new website and integrated social media platforms to expand their online presence and improve communications with their clients.

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