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Many of our products are electrical equipment and used in hazardous areas, such as the GPL Odorizers. We’re often asked, “What is the difference between explosion proof and intrinsically safe?”

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Sage Metering recently published the white paper, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Monitoring Using Thermal Mass Flow Meters,” which reveals that thermal flow meters excel in measuring and monitoring GHGs in various applications, including:  biogas, landfill gas, and flare gas flow measurement.

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As a distributor for Itron, occasionally we’re asked, “How do you install a natural gas pressure regulator?” The following provides installation and start-up instructions for Itron’s B-series regulators (Models B42, B57, B58, B31, B34S, B34, B38, B35, B36, and B56).

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Linc Energy Systems is happy to introduce Super Flags, underground utility marking flags for overgrown areas with tall grasses or weeds. This is a new product from Rhino; the manufacturer of damage prevention systems for underground utilities.

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With escalating energy costs and industries watching the bottom line, the fourth utility (compressed air) has been identified as an area to save energy, cut costs, improve efficiency and performance through energy management and compressed air monitoring.

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As a manufacturers’ representative of Sage Metering, I’m thrilled to announce that Sage’s Thermal Mass Flow Meter In-Situ Calibration Check has been nominated for an Innovation Award by Flow Control Magazine. Sage Metering actually took home the award in 2006 and 2011.

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In a recent blog, I announced that we are now representing Reliable Manufacturing Company, the manufacturer of prefabricated meter sets and manifolds. While I mentioned that the general manager of the company is a pioneer in the industry, I hadn’t revealed that Larry Snodgrass has been the inventor of a number of breakthroughs, including creating a process of insulating flanges.

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A recent article in the Aspen Daily News discusses how the Aspen Skiing Company is investing $6M to gather methane emissions from coal mining and produce electricity from the greenhouse gas. Any method that takes byproducts of a process and is able to create renewable energy, while simultaneously reduces greenhouse gas emissions deserves some attention.

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Recently a couple of thermal mass flow meter manufacturers have announced that they now have onsite or in-situ gas flow calibration methods for their mass flow meters. Could this be a response to Sage Metering’s In-Situ Calibration Check? Perhaps, but the question remains, how do the competition’s methods hold up?

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Rhino the manufacturer of marking and protection signage has recently introduced a new line of composite signs using Diabond®, a leading material which has been used for over 15 years. This signage is proving to be superior to the use of aluminum signs and costs 25% less. With a ten year warranty they are becoming the preferred choice for one-up applications such as large scale facility signs and river crossing signs. They also are being recognized as a viable option for worksite safety signs.

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Linc Energy Systems is pleased to announce the addition of Reliable Manufacturing Company to our product line. Reliable is a woman-owned, Carroll Ohio-based company and manufactures advanced engineered fabricated steel meter-set hardware.

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Property managers have been challenged over time to recover utility costs from their tenants. Unless the building or facility has a way of measuring each tenant’s natural gas consumption, there is no incentive for tenants to conserve energy. Typically, property owners respond by increasing rents, but natural gas submetering is offering a reasonable alternative.

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Trenton, the manufacturer of Wax-Tape, a corrosion prevention system which provides long-lasting protection for above and below ground pipelines, is expanding their product line. The longtime manufacturer of the petroleum-based tape is offering an alternative to those who prefer using a liquid epoxy coating.

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April is National Safe Digging Month. With spring’s arrival comes a host of outside digging projects making this the perfect time to list safe digging tips and practices. If you’re planning an excavation project, whether you’re a contractor or homeowner, consider the following:

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Trenton Corporation, the manufacturer of corrosion prevention systems is introducing a new wax-tape coating which offers corrosion protection of metal pipe and irregularly shaped fixtures in higher temperature applications.

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As we approach the extended deadline to report greenhouse gas emissions, some operations requiring flare gas measurement are choosing thermal mass flow meters and enduring some inconvenience but saving a small fortune on each installation.

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Itron is the manufacturer of industrial, commercial and residential natural gas meters and regulators. Itron US Gas is located in Owenton, Kentucky. If you’re unfamiliar with the trade name Itron, over the years these products have been marketed under the names: Actaris, Schlumberger and even Sprague. Linc Energy has represented Itron, Actaris and Schlumberger since 1992, and currently is a stocking distributor for the states of: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, western North Dakota, western South Dakota, western Nebraska, western Kansas and New Mexico.

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Linc Energy is a manufacturers’ representative and stocking distributor for Trenton corrosion prevention systems commonly used in oil and natural gas pipelines. The Michigan based company has manufactured wax-based anticorrosion protective systems since 1949. All over the world, Trenton Corporation products have been used to protect thousands of miles of pipelines.

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What is gas well deliquification or dewatering? Simply put, liquids accumulate in natural gas production wells which restrict gas flow. In the natural gas industry, deliquification refers to the various methods used to remove liquids, which increases gas production and reserves.

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DUALCO has become a reliable source for valve lubrication equipment, valve lubricant, sealant and cleanser for oil and natural gas high-performance plug valves, ball valves and gate valves.

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