AMS Instrumentation and Calibration
introduces a new transportable hydrocarbon dew point analyser from Michell Instruments designed to simplify investigations of natural gas quality.
Michell Instruments’ new Condumax II hydrocarbon and water dew point analyser is a transportable version of its market-leading hydrocarbon dew point analyser designed to enable engineers provide a fast response for investigations into the quality of natural gas. Hydrocarbon and water dew point are key indicators of the quality of natural gas.
The Transportable Condumax II measures hydrocarbon and water dew point in the same way and to the same accuracy as the on-line version. The analyser is fitted into a robust transport case with a rudimentary sampling system suitable for performing supervised measurement sequences.
A typical application for the Transportable Condumax II would be investigations into the performance of hydrocarbon reduction processing by natural gas producers wherein the analyser can be brought into operation quickly at any point in the process to help resolve issues.
Michell’s technical consultant, Andy Benton explains that the Transportable Condumax II dew point analysers provide a totally flexible analyser package for investigations into natural gas quality, allowing its use anywhere in the natural gas supply chain from processing plants through to pipeline transmission, and by large users such as electricity generation companies.
Electricity generating companies that operate gas turbines need to be sure of the superheat margin between the dew point and delivery temperature of the fuel gas to avoid damage caused by liquid condensate in the gas as well as environmental levies on emissions. The Transportable Condumax II enables checks of the hydrocarbon and water dew point of the natural gas entering the fuel gas system.
The dew point analyser is designed for easy loading into or out of the pick-up truck by two engineers, who will also be able to operate and analyse the results on site, reducing the reaction time of test measurements as well as the cost.
Gas pipeline transmission operators usually have on-line hydrocarbon dew point analysers installed at the entry and delivery points of their pipeline network but the Transportable Condumax II allows for checks of quality to be made at any point within the pipeline.
The Transportable Condumax II is certified for use in hazardous areas around the world including ATEX, IECEx, CSA and GOST, with specific local certification available.