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Gas Solutions - Metering Solutions - Introduction

Introduction to Gaspros Metering Solutions

A gas meter is used to measure the volume of fuel gases such as natural gas , propane and LPG. Gas meters are used at residential, commercial, and industrial buildings that consume fuel gas supplied by a gas utility. Gases are more difficult to measure than liquids, as measured volumes are highly affected by temperature and pressure. Gas meters measure a defined volume, regardless of the pressurized quantity or quality of the gas flowing through the meter.

Temperature, pressure and heating value compensation must be made to measure actual amount and value of gas moving through a meter. Several different designs of gas meters are in common use, depending on the volumetric flow rate of gas to be measured, the range of flows anticipated, the type of gas being measured and other factors.

Smart Metering and Wireless M2M

Metering is a fundamental business enabler for companies in the utility sector. At the beginning of 2006, there were approximately 246 million electricity meters; 101 million gas meters and 3 million district heating meters in EU. Metering practices are undergoing radical changes in the wake of the liberalization of energy markets. The new situation will require that the utility meters of tomorrow are connected to data communication networks.

Automated meter management (AMM) is a generic term for intelligent metering services based on two-way data communication. AMM could be considered as the third generation of metering technology. Manually read meters have been around since the advent of the utility industry in the late 19th century. Over the last three decades, automated meter reading (AMR) based on one-way or two-way communication has evolved, particularly in the US where radio-based AMR is widely used. AMM broadens the scope of AMR beyond just meter readings with additional features enabled by two-way real-time data communication.

There are numerous drivers, as well as barriers, which influence the developments on the AMM market. Macroeconomic factors such as energy consumption patterns and tax policies play a major role. The regulatory and competitive environment in each country is also important for regional markets. Technology development is a fourth factor influencing market developments. Gas prices and gas consumption levels are strong factors influencing whether AMM is deployed or not in different markets.

Energy market reforms and growing public interest in energy conservation has also set the market for AMM-solutions in motion. At the same time the market is driven forward by the initiatives of leading energy industry players which are increasingly confident that advanced metering technology is needed to improve efficiency.

Gaspros gas metering solutions include gas measurement field services and products including alarm systems, remote monitoring and controls, and web based communication services etc.

We at VGPSPL strive to maintain justice in the gas industry by establishing and maintaining accurate gas measurement through inspection, calibration and proper selection and utilization of measurement equipment. Strive to make new technology available in the form of tools and equipment.
VGPSPL is able to help stake holders prevent and recover lost gas volumes.


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