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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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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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Are you confused by line pressure and appliance regulator standards? Can an appliance model serve as a line pressure regulator? Alternatively, can a line pressure unit serve as an appliance regulator? Get Maxitrol answers.

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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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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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Pipeline explosions over the years have alerted us to the consequence of pipeline corrosion. As a distributor of pipeline corrosion prevention products, I wanted to discuss successful corrosion prevention methods.

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What do you do if you smell gas? If it is strong, leave the building and call 911. A utility worker would use natural gas leak detection equipment to isolate the leak to remedy the problem.

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Susan Bender of Linc Energy Systems is currently out on sabbatical and will return first quarter 2018.

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All of us at Linc Energy Systems are deeply saddened to report that we recently lost an esteemed team member, Randy Bishop. On September 29, 2017, Randy was traveling in Raton NM when he suffered an aortic aneurysm and passed away.

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IMAC Systems has released a new valve locking device for gas valves. The IMAC Systems' Operating Nut Locking Device works with a variety of different manufacturer's valves that use square operating nuts. These valves typically do not have an easy locking solution, until now.

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Linc Energy Systems is now is an authorized distributor for the Honeywell Elster-Instromet EnCal 3000 Biogas analyzer. This gas analyzer, or gas chromatograph, is specially engineered for custody transfer of treated biogas.

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