Natural gas: On-site calibration optimised at the metering skid

On- Unexpected of measuring instruments is frequently very time-consuming and expensive. This is especially true for applications with several measurands. One of these of this may be the metering skid, something for the custody transfer measurement of the amount of natural gas transferred. A worldwide player in the industry from Saudi Arabia has now significantly streamlined the testing process at this point: with the multi-functional CPH8000-P1 calibrator from WIKA, a ?calibration laboratory in a case?.
The heart of a metering skid may be the flow computer. It processes the information from all the measuring instruments and calculates the precise amount of gas that flows to the customer. Natural gas is compressible, so the monitoring of pressure and temperature during gas transfer plays an essential role.
Verification is the law
Because even small measuring errors can cause noticeable losses in turnover, the measuring instruments should be calibrated regularly. Normally, this is done at the facility. Each on-site calibration must be verified relative to regulations. This means proving consistent repeatability of the test outcomes and traceability to the assigned references. Furthermore, the regulations require the test equipment to be approved for use in hazardous areas.
In view of certain requirements, the calibration personnel of WIKA customers previously had to utilize many different devices to be able to adequately fulfil their tasks. As well as pressure and temperature calibrators, this included a pneumatic pump for the test pressure, a HART� communicator and a resistance decoder. The on-site calibration cost time and effort accordingly.
The CPH8000-P1 multi-functional calibrator significantly reduces the effort necessary for on-site calibration.
Four measuring channels
The natural gas company in Saudi Arabia has reduced this effort in a single fell swoop with the CPH8000-P1 portable multi-function calibrator from WIKA. The case-mounted instrument calibrates pressure measuring instruments and also resistance thermometers and thermocouples. The test pressure is generated with an integrated pump. The CPH8000-P1 has four measuring channels. It can thus perform and display up to four measurements simultaneously. The ATEX-approved version also supplies the test items and reference sensors in the metering skid with voltage (DC 24 V) without danger.
Documentation without problems
During the test procedure, the CPH8000-P1 ? via its integrated HART� module ? communicates directly with the measuring instruments, which may also be HART�-capable. Its powerful data logger and the very large memory capacity support an individual in the subsequent documentation of the on-site calibration. The machine provides all the information relevant for verification.
Note
Detailed home elevators the model CPH8000 multi-function calibrators is available on the WIKA website. Each instrument has a modular design and will therefore be specified for the respective range of applications. In case you have any further questions, your contact will gladly assist you to.

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