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Honeywell launches gas metering monitoring solution

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched a new gas metering solution that provides monitoring of midstream metering systems for operations, maintenance and leadership teams.

Honeywell Connected Plant Measurement IQ for Gas is said to enhance the metering operation’s reliability and safety while cutting costs by massively reducing the need for site visits.

With advanced diagnostics, at-a-glance dashboards and intelligence analytics, Measurement IQ enables operators to increase metering reliability in the face of skills shortages, dispersed operations and a complex hydrocarbon mix.

Users can detect and correct costly mis-measurement, anticipate equipment failure, reduce gas losses and eliminate unnecessary maintenance.

“Traditionally, it’s been difficult to get metering diagnostics and meaningful analytics from the metering stations to others in the organisation, and no one had visibility of the whole operation,” said Eric Bras, product marketing manager, HPS.

“With Measurement IQ, operations, maintenance and enterprise-level users can access real-time diagnostics and collaborate to find the best solutions, wherever they are.

“Engineers can diagnose faults before they go to the metering station, operators get real-time alerts when key parameters exceed limits, and leadership can connect people and draw on expertise across the enterprise.”

Measurement IQ connects assets across all enterprise metering stations and captures the data in Honeywell’s secure data center. Users can connect on any device with a web browser and receive customisation alerts on their mobile phone with Honeywell’s Experion® App.

The Connected Plant solution monitors for significant changes in not just the flow meter, but also the process and environment in which it operates.

It anticipates problems and enables users to move from time-based or risk-based re-calibration of meters to condition-based monitoring with calibrations only when required.

Historical diagnostic data can be used as a basis to extend calibration intervals specified by regulatory authorities. Customers can save up to $50,000 a year if re-calibration intervals are extended from one to two years, says the company.