Gas and Heat Institute Essen commissions MeterQ

meterQ recei­ved an order for an MGCflex for the deter­mi­na­ti­on of hydro­gen in the ran­ge of 90 to 100% and impu­ri­ties such as nitro­gen, car­bon dioxi­de, car­bon mon­oxi­de, metha­ne, etha­ne, pro­pa­ne and buta­ne in the ran­ge up to 1000 ppm.

In the cour­se of the Ger­man ener­gy tran­si­ti­on and the search for car­­bon-free ener­gy sources, hydro­gen is cur­r­ent­ly con­si­de­red a pro­mi­sing fuel. The rese­arch pro­ject “COSI­Ma” (CO2-neu­tral Saint-Gobain site Her­zo­gen­rath — fea­si­bi­li­ty stu­dies) deals with the inves­ti­ga­ti­on of the con­ver­si­on of a glass pro­duc­tion site to hydro­gen. In this con­text, various bur­ner tests and mea­su­re­ment cam­pai­gns are to be car­ri­ed out at the Gas- und Wär­­me-Insti­­tut Essen e.V. on the institute’s own test faci­li­ties. For this pur­po­se, various natu­ral gas/hydrogen mix­tures are pro­du­ced and used to fire the bur­ners.

Pre­cise know­ledge of the fuel gas com­po­si­ti­on or the hydro­gen con­tent is a necessa­ry pre­re­qui­si­te for suc­cess­ful expe­ri­men­ta­ti­on. The “COSI­Ma” pro­ject is sup­por­ted by funds from the sta­te of NRW.

MGCdirect receives PTB approval (DE-22-M-PTB-0015)

The MGCdirect by meterQ has recei­ved Ger­man metro­lo­gi­cal PTB appro­val.It thus com­ple­tes appro­ving the MGC fami­ly.

The MGCflex and the MGCmobi­le had alrea­dy recei­ved PTB appro­val in Febru­a­ry 2022. The MGCmobi­le is the first qua­li­ty mea­su­re­ment device with PTB appro­val. The MGCdirect is the first PGC in the world that can be instal­led in a pro­tec­ti­ve box with sam­ple pre­pa­ra­ti­on and sam­pling pro­be direct­ly inte­gra­ted and moun­ted on the gas pipe­line.

Its advan­ta­ge is that the tra­vel distance of gas from pro­be to MGC is only a few cen­ti­me­ters. This means a bypass is obso­le­te for the sys­tem. This saves up to 97% of natu­ral gas emis­si­ons per mea­su­ring cycle. Wit­hin 45 seconds, the MGCdirect deli­vers a repre­sen­ta­ti­ve ana­ly­sis result without bypass. In addi­ti­on to the clas­sic natu­ral gas com­pon­ents, the ana­ly­sis also inclu­des hydro­gen, oxy­gen and nitro­gen.

meterQ at the Achema 2022 in Frankfurt

meterQ will be exhi­bi­t­ing at Ache­ma in Frank­furt from Aug. 22 to Aug. 26, 2022, at the Trans­HyDE pro­ject booth (Hall 6.0, Booth A3). We are loo­king for­ward to you and ins­te­res­ting dis­cus­sions about cus­to­dy trans­fer gas qua­li­ty mea­su­re­ments of 100% hydro­gen and its impu­ri­ties in the ppm ran­ge with our MGChydro­gen

MeterQ becomes state-approved testing laboratory (staatlich anerkannte Prüfstelle)

A new mile­stone in the deve­lo­p­ment of the com­pa­ny Meter‑Q Solu­ti­ons GmbH: Mr. Ulf Leh­mann was appoin­ted test cen­ter mana­ger (Prüf­stel­len­lei­ter) and Dr. Jan Suhr depu­ty test cen­ter mana­ger (stell­ver­tre­ten­der Prüf­stel­len­ei­ter) by the Hes­si­sche Eich­di­rek­ti­on.

Thus meterQ now also offers ser­vices in the field of fis­cal veri­fi­ca­ti­on of calo­rific value mea­su­ring instru­ments, pro­cess gas chro­ma­to­graphs, calo­rific value calo­ri­me­ters, as well as the hand­ling of cer­ti­fied test gases.


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