Are thermal dispersion flow meters suited for natural gas flow measurement?
Natural gas measurement is a popular application for thermal flow meters. While thermal flow meters are not an approved custody-transfer meter for natural gas, many times they are used to measure natural gas flow to individual combustion sources. There are many advantages to thermal over other technologies. For example, thermal flow meters have better low-flow sensitivity and a higher turndown than traditional flow meters that utilize differential pressure technology. There is more information in our paper, “Tracking Natural Gas With Flowmeters” that is downloadable from the portal. To download this and other papers featured in our portal, click here.