Shale gas gathering points, coal seam, fl are, wellhead and other harsh environment applications
CheckSonicvx is a robust, durable, easy to operate and maintain platform for shale and unconventional gas, transmission gas and processed gas applications.
CheckSonicvx is a multipath ultrasonic gas fl ow meter utilizing the most robust acoustic path confi gurations available to the market. The CheckSonicvx employs durable transducer design with extended diagnostic functionality and capability to measure regardless of extensive liquid and dirt contamination found in typical shale gas gathering points, coal
seam applications, flare and wellhead measurements. This robustness brings operational confidence to the end user of a reliable and superior measurement.
The 6 path configuration is a fully symmetrical layout of two direct cross pairs X paths in the same plane and two diametrical axial V bounce diagnostics paths. This V-X configuration provides highest measurement durability along with highly informative process diagnostics.
The CheckSonicvx proves its vital connection between the process and the operators by sampling the gas stream up to 30 times per second and per path to create an accurate image of the fl owing profi le. The operational diagnostics continuously monitor the presence of liquid or dirt build up in the meter body indicating if the meter should be taken out of service for maintenance or cleaning.
The CheckSonicvx provides additional measurement confi dence by offering an internal pressure and temperature sensors for a more accurate calculation of Reynolds and Mach number resulting in a repeatable and accurate fl ow measurement, even when process conditions vary or differ from calibrated conditions.
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SonicExplorer, a PC based software package, for the operator, service, technician and engineering world is used to configure, diagnose, and monitor the CheckSonicvx fl ow meter either local or remote. One of the unique features of SonicExplorer is the “create customer service pack”. At the sign of any warning or alarm the operator can initiate SonicExplorer to immediately collect a log containing the entire state of the ultrasonic fl ow meter including all diagnostics, confi guration and spectral noise analysis. The customer service pack is automatically compressed, and directed to a preselected e-mail recipient for support at Elster or Engineer/Technician of your choice.
- VDSL modem for high speed long distance TCP/IP communication
- Pressure sensors for Reynolds and Mach corrections
- Retraction tool for transducer exchange ‘under pressure’
- Reduced bore
- 6-path, direct and refl ective technology (3 path optional)
- Sizes 3” to 56” (DN 80 to DN 1400)
- Operational pressure range 1 bar (a)* to 430 bar (a)
- Pressure ratings: ANSI class 150 to 2500 PN on request
- All titanium-encapsulated intrinsically safe transducers
- Robust path design for wet and dirty gas applications
- Turbulence and asymmetry detection
- Diagnostic detection of liquid and dirt build up
- No moving parts
- No pressure drop
- Symmetrical, bidirectional measurement (6 path)
- SonicExplorer® PC Software for configuration, diagnostics and health care
- AGA 9 compliant