Energy

Pressure measurement in the energy industry

Bourdon tube pressure gauges and capsule gauge for low pressure for natural gas transfer stations (AppBe_E_44)

for manufacturers and operators of gas pressure regulating stations, gas supply companies, municipal works, energy service companies
Fields of application Pressure Measurement in the Energy Industry Bourdon tube pressure gauges and capsule gauge for low pressure Armaturenbau Manotherm
Natural gas is the basis for processes in which heat is necessary or shall be produced. It is distributed via pipelines by the producing countries and is carried to the end users (communes, companies, households) via integrated networks.

The problem:

Natural gas is carried under pressure. When the natural gas is extracted from the long distance pipeline, the pressure has to be reduced, in order to distribute it to transfer stations. From these transfer stations, gas lines branch out until they reach the individual households. That means, the pressure of the gas also has to be continually reduced.
natural gas transfer stations diagram Armaturenbau Manotherm

Our solution:

Special systems, such as gas pressure control and measuring systems (GPCM), allow for the observance of the flow pressure dependent on the flow rate. In the GPCM, both the high pressure (bourdon tube pressure gauge) and the low pressure (capsule gauge for low pressure) have to be measured. Although there are overrange protection devices installed in the low pressure area, our capsule gauges for low pressure are often applied 3-times or 10-times overrange protected.

Our instruments in detail:

High pressure side: Bourdon tube pressure gauge RCh 100 – 1 Armaturenbau Manotherm
High pressure side:
Bourdon tube pressure gauge RCh 100 – 1

 
  • 0 – 4 to 0 – 100 bar (0 – 60 to 0 – 1,500 psi)
  • Bottom connection G ½ B (½" BSP)
  • Accuracy class 1.0
  • Inspection certificate 2.2 according to EN 10 204
Low pressure side: Capsule gauge KPCh 100 – 1 Armaturenbau Manotherm
Low pressure side:
Capsule gauge KPCh 100 – 1

 
  • – 60 to 0 – 400 mbar (0 – 800 to 0 – 5,000 psi)
  • 3-times or 10-times overrange protected
  • Accuracy class 1.6
  • Accuracy class 1.0 possible
  • Inspection certificate 2.2 according to EN 10 204

 

Overpressure protection piston valve:
 
  • Brass version: PN 500 bar
  • Instrument connection: clamping sleeve - connection
  • Process connection: G ½ (½" BSP)