Processing Magazine

Flowmeter Reduces LNG Installation and Operating Costs

May 31, 2012

McCrometer-V-Cone-LNGWith its unique self-conditioning flow technology, the versatile V-Cone® Flow Meter from McCrometer offers a lowest-installed cost, low-maintenance and highly reliable measurement solution for challenging hazardous applications in liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing, transportation, storage and distribution. The natural gas liquefaction process requires accurate flow measurement as the natural gas is first cooled to -260 F, which condenses the fluid into the liquefied state. Flow is then measured again several times during transportation, storage, regasification and distribution through pipelines to the end users. With its self-conditioning, no-moving parts differential pressure (dP) sensing technology, McCrometer’s V-Cone Flow Meter is now installed in a wide variety of LNG applications all over the world, according to the manufacturer. The advanced V-Cone Flow Meter offers significant installed and operational cost savings in LNG facilities with complex or crowded equipment layouts, where the options for upstream and downstream piping are limited. This meter requires only 0-3 straight pipe diameters upstream and only 0-1 straight pipe diameters downstream for accurate flow measurement, using up to 70% less pipe than other dP flowmeters.