Future-forward gas utilities that adopt this technology can leverage its advantages to increase process efficiencies and hone a competitive advantage in the smart gas landscape.
This quick refresher on ultrasonic metering includes:
- A brief history of ultrasonic metering
- The tenets of how ultrasonic metering applies to gas
- A comparison of the benefits of ultrasonic meters with traditional meters
- How Sensus’ Sonix IQ delivers on those benefits and more
Gas meters are important for gas supply companies: they are the basis for billing. It is therefore critical that a gas meter continuously and accurately measures how much gas is delivered to the customer. Since the basics of how these measurements are conducted have been nearly unchanged for decades, the industry is ripe for disruption. The commercial viability of ultrasonic gas meters is poised to deliver stiff competition to the traditional mechanical diaphragm equivalent, and the switch to “smart gas” will accelerate this.
While ultrasonic metering technology is not new, it has only recently become cost competitive with mechanical alternatives. Ultrasonic meters also deliver many advantages, including precision, dramatically reduced wear and tear, and compatibility with advanced, smart gas metering infrastructure.
The ultrasonic gas meter is now poised to be a game changer in residential gas metering. Future-forward gas utilities that adopt this technology can leverage its advantages to increase process efficiencies and hone a competitive advantage in the smart gas landscape.CONTINUE READING