Q.Sonicmax’s design features the first eight-path ultrasonic meter to combine both reflective and direct paths. This enables Q.Sonicmax to detect and correct for disturbances in the gas flow caused by short inlets, extenders, reducers, manifolds, elbows and a range of other piping elements common in natural gas plants. It also provides for extensive diagnostics to ensure accurate readings.
It meets the accuracy class 0.5 requirements of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) R 137-1&2 2012 without any exclusions. The OIML, an international, intergovernmental standards-setting body, promotes global harmonization of legal metrology. In their international recommendation they define three accuracy classes for gas meters.
The meter is also available with SonicExplorer PC-based software. Operators, service engineers and technicians can configure, diagnose, and monitor the meter locally or remotely, cutting maintenance costs by up to three quarters.
The Q.Sonicmax is the new flagship for Honeywell’s portfolio of Q.Sonic ultrasonic gas meters. Other meters already in the range are the six-path reflective Q.Sonicplus, again offering flow profile recognition and diagnostics; and the TwinSonicplus, which combines two meters in a single body – one for custody transfer and an independent measurement for verification.
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