September 2015, Vol. 242, No. 9

Features

Orifice, Ultrasonic Meters in Wet Gas Flow Service

Natural gas producers regularly have to meter wet gas flow. Separator systems or multiphase wet gas meters are beneficial but the economic reality of many applications is that standard gas meters must be used. Hence, understanding the wet gas performance of gas meters is important. Wet gas flow is a very adverse flow condition. However, operators want the problem solved and manufacturers want to persuade operators that their meter copes with wet gas. A can do attitude pervades. But in truth wet gas flow seriously degrades all gas meter design performance specifications. In this article we look at the known wet gas performance of orifice and ultrasonic meters. Orifice Meters, Wet Gas Flow

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