- September 10, 2019
- Emerson Automation Solutions
September 10, 2019 – Emerson introduces Daniel 3418 Eight-Path Gas Ultrasonic Flow Meter, which delivers flow measurement in natural gas custody transfer applications with reduced upstream piping requirements and without flow conditioning. The Daniel 3418 compensates for flow distortions that result from pipe bends, allowing it to operate in more design configuration
The 3418 is an ultrasonic flow meter to pass all perturbation tests for OIML R-137 Accuracy Class 0.5 with five pipe diameters in front of the meter and without a flow conditioner. It features eight interlocked direct chordal paths, positioned as two British Gas path layouts where the second is the mirror image of the first, allowing the meter to cancel out asymmetrical velocity effects. This design enables the meter to measure flow with greater resolution and accurately calculate swirl, reducing the need for flow conditioning and long upstream piping configurations.
As a part of the Daniel Gas Ultrasonic product line, the 3418 features the ability to calculate standard flow and directly integrate with temperature and pressure transmitters, gas chromatographs and flow computers while providing real-time meter and process diagnostics. The 3418 uses Emerson’s MeterLink diagnostic software with specific enhancements designed to mimic the look and feel of the original Daniel four-path gas ultrasonic meter interface.
Available in sizes DN250 to DN1050 (10-in to 42-in), the 3418 offers bidirectional flow capabilities, increased flow capacity and no incremental pressure drop.