Continuous Monitoring Of Ultrasonic Meters

Author: Randy MillerDownload File

The Natural Gas Pipeline industry has seen tremendous changes in the past 20 years including a smaller multi skilled workforce. The reality of today’s pipeline workforce is fewer technicians performing a wide range of tasks. Much of their measurement work is performed with less frequency, and on more complex equipment than ever before. Gaining the proficiency needed to recognize and troubleshoot ultrasonic meter problems, let alone subtle changes that can provide an eye into potential measurement inaccuracies, requires time and experience to learn. By bringing the meter’s diagnostic data into our SCADA system, we can provide alarms and trending capabilities that are not dependent on the frequency at which a Technician can visit a measurement facility. Furthermore it is not dependent on whether a Technician has necessary expertise to recognize potential meter-problems.