Using Coriolis Flowmeters to Improve Performance and Reliability in Compressor Fuel Gas Measurement
November 22, 2011
The Public Service of New Mexico (PNM) previously used turbine meters to measure gas flow at its Albuquerque four-unit natural gas compressor facility. The turbine meters were costly due to frequent maintenance and repair, and they were inaccurate over the required application range. The company carefully considered its options and found the best choice was to install Micro Motion Coriolis flowmeters. After installation of the Coriolis flowmeters, the facility saved operational and maintenance costs. Additionally, it was able to accurately calculate emissions rates to improve EPA reporting and could more accurately account and bill for natural gas usage.