Types of Gas Meter
Gas flow meters can be purchased in the following variants:
Diaphragm Gas Flow Meters - These gas meters are the cheapest way of monitoring gas usage. We are able to supply these gas meters with or without a pulse output which would be used for connection into a building management or energy management system for remote data collection and reporting. These gas flow meters would generally be used for natural gas applications although some can be used on pipe work carrying different gases.
Turbine Gas Flow Meters - These gas flow meters are more expensive than the diaphragm variant. They also come with a battery powered electronic display and pulse output which would be used for connection into a building management or energy management system for remote data collection and reporting. These meters would generally be used for natural gas applications although some can be used on pipe work carrying different gases.
Ultrasonic Gas Flow Meters - Although not available to buy on line at present we are also able to supply ultrasonic flow meters. These types of meter are generally the most expensive variant of Gas Flow Meter however they do not need fitted into the pipework and therefore the system can stay in operation whilst the meter is fitted around the pipe. This type of meter measures the volume of the gas flowing by measuring the speed at which sound travels through the gas flowing in the pipe. Gas Flow Meters need to be fitted by suitably qualified personnel.
Meter Data Loggers are used to collate data coming from a number of energy meters (these could be water, electricity, gas or heat meters etc.) They are used to capture real time information from each of the connected meters and then store these values in local memory. Data Loggers group these consumption values in time periods. The most common being half hours as this is how the energy company meter used to bill consumers are set up.
A Meter Data Logger set to store data in half hour periods would therefore store 48 values for each meter every day. When viewed as a graph these values form a profile of the energy consumption for that meter or feeder. By analysing this trend over time patterns emerge allowing the user to make informed decisions about how to manage their energy consumption more effectively. By comparing this years data against last years it is possible to bench mark consumption usage to track the progress of an energy efficiency campaign further.