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Visit meterQ at GAT 2023 in Hall 7, Booth D‑40

We will be pre­sent with a booth at the Ger­man GAT 2023 tra­de fair in Colo­gne. Take the oppor­tu­ni­ty to visit us. The years 2022 and 2023 have been event­ful and have had a strong impact on the ent­i­re indus­try.

Most nota­b­ly, the topic of hydro­gen is in the spot­light, but also the reduc­tion of natu­ral gas emis­si­ons in mea­su­re­ment tech­no­lo­gy has never been tal­ked about to the extent of the last two years. Other topics, such as the new upswing of bio­gas plants fee­ding into the natu­ral gas grid and the con­struc­tion of LNG ter­mi­nals almost fade into the back­ground.

We at meterQ have taken up the­se new chal­len­ges and will inform you about the solu­ti­ons we can offer. It starts at the qua­li­ty mea­su­re­ment of hydro­gen for injec­tion or in trans­port pipe­lines. We offer natu­ral gas ana­ly­sis sys­tems that are sui­ta­ble and appro­ved for cus­to­dy trans­fer use and at the same time work so fast that they can be used in blen­ding plants and for thres­hold moni­to­ring of the mea­su­red com­pon­ents in the ppm ran­ge. The port­fo­lio is roun­ded off by the first solu­ti­on that allows PGCs and other mea­su­ring instru­ments to be ope­ra­ted without bypass (emis­si­ons) and without having to accept any mea­su­re­ment delay.

Come visit us if you want to learn more.

Test Center

2022 Approvals, Module D and Test Centers

Clo­se to Christ­mas it is time to look back at the year 2022. The year was uni­que and uni­que­ly suc­cess­ful for meterQ.

It all star­ted with the appro­vals for MGCflexMGCflex‑m and MGCdirect. PTB for the first time appro­ved a mobi­le device for cus­to­dy trans­fer, the MGCflex‑m. This was fol­lo­wed by the MGCdirect, our ans­wer to the requi­re­ment for reduc­tion of cli­­ma­­te-dama­­ging natu­ral gas emis­si­ons in cus­to­dy trans­fer gas ana­ly­sis. The MGCdirect mana­ges to redu­ce emis­si­ons by a fac­tor of 10 (!) com­pa­red to an average PGC instal­la­ti­on.

In spring, we com­ple­ted the final audit for qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on accord­ing to Modu­le D for pro­duc­tion and qua­li­ty manage­ment. meterQ is now allo­wed to com­mi­si­on our cus­to­dy trans­fer gas ana­ly­zers accord­ing to Modu­le D without the pre­sence of a repre­sen­ta­ti­ve of a con­for­mi­ty assess­ment body (usual­ly from the Weights and Mea­su­res Office).

We used the rest of the year to get reco­gni­zed as sta­­te-appro­­ved test cen­ter for gas. After a num­ber of jour­neys across the coun­try, we are today sta­­te-appro­­ved test cen­ter for gas in: Hes­se, Thu­rin­gia, Sax­o­­ny-Anhalt, Sax­o­ny, Regi­on North, Lower Sax­o­ny, North Rhi­­ne-Wes­t­­pha­­lia, Saar­land, Badem-Wür­t­­te­m­­berg and Bava­ria.

In 2022, we are proud to have laid all foun­da­ti­ons for ent­ry into cus­to­dy trans­fer gas ana­ly­sis in Ger­ma­ny but also in the inter­na­tio­nal mar­ket. On top of that, we have fur­ther impro­ved our instru­ments and are alrea­dy working on ano­t­her appro­val for a natu­ral gas ana­ly­zer as well as a cus­to­dy trans­fer hydro­gen ana­ly­zer for the future.

We at meterQ wish you a Mer­ry Christ­mas and a Hap­py New Year!

Test Center

Great response for the TransHyDE project

After 5 days of exhi­bi­t­ing at ACHEMA in the Rese­arch and Inno­va­tions sec­tion in Hall 6.0 Booth A36 at the Trans­HyDE booth we are abso­lute­ly over­whel­med by the respon­se. Trans­HyDE is one of the three flagship pro­jects of the Ger­man Federal Minis­try of Edu­ca­ti­on and Rese­arch to pave the way for the com­ing hydro­gen infra­st­ruc­tu­re. Als Teil­neh­mer des Teil­pro­jekts GET H2 von Trans­HyDE durf­ten wir unse­re bis jetzt gewon­nen For­schungs­er­geb­nis­se vor­stel­len und natür­lich auch hel­fen, das Gesamt­pro­jekt vor­zu­stel­len. The inte­rest in the topic hydro­gen but also espe­cial­ly in our MGChydro­gen was huge, so that we can call this fair a 100% suc­cess.

First custody transfer installation of an MGCdirect

meterQ has suc­cess­ful­ly com­mis­sio­ned the MGCdirect for cus­to­dy trans­fer gas qua­li­ty mea­su­re­ment. This is the first instal­la­ti­on of its kind, and it is a first step in the direc­tion of redu­cing emis­si­ons in gas qua­li­ty deter­mi­na­ti­on. A sin­gle instal­la­ti­on by its­elf cer­tain­ly does not emit huge amounts of natu­ral gas per day. Howe­ver, one must con­si­der that such an instal­la­ti­on is in ope­ra­ti­on for about 15 years and that the­re are 1300 ‑1500 acti­ve in Ger­ma­ny. All in all, the­re is a con­si­derable poten­ti­al for saving natu­ral gas emis­si­ons. The instal­la­ti­on pre­sen­ted here is a simp­le, easy to imple­ment solu­ti­on to the pro­blem.

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

The MGCdirect by meter Q has recei­ved PTB appro­val. The MGCdirect thus com­ple­tes the MGC fami­ly. The MGCflex and the MGCmobi­le had alrea­dy recei­ved PTB appro­val in Febru­a­ry 2022. The MGCmobi­le is the first mobi­le gas com­po­si­ti­on mea­su­re­ment with PTB appro­val. The MGCdirect is the first PGC in the world that can be instal­led in a pro­tec­ti­ve box with the sam­ple pre­pa­ra­ti­on and sam­pling pro­be direct­ly on the sam­ple gas line. The advan­ta­ge is that the trans­port of the gas from the pro­ces­sing plant to the MGC is only a few cen­ti­me­ters. This means that the bypass for pur­ging the dead time can be dis­pen­sed with. This saves up to 97% of natu­ral gas emis­si­ons per mete­ring point. 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.

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.

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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