Industrial process instrumentation specialist Krohne has highlighted its SUMMIT 8800 device in the optimisation at ‘all levels’ of the gas flow measurement procedure.

Meeting Measurement Canada (MC) requirements for both Category 2 and 3 sealing for natural gas, the flow computer combines custody transfer, fiscal, and allocation metering within a single unit. 

Equipped with high security features that protect end user data, SUMMIT 8800’s Category 2 sealing also includes sealed configuration capability and metrological parameters. 

According to KROHNE, as the only partly locked panel mounted flow computer, the device allows parameter adjustment, fast changes, and lower OPEX, including changes on process parameters, CT parameters such as impulse factor, and functionality changes. 

KROHNE's SUMMIT 8800

KROHNE’s SUMMIT 8800

Source: KROHNE

“This flow computer is mechanically sealable with a hardware lock-out. Specifically, it is equipped with an approved Self-Contained (Type A) event logger for separate security levels within one device. Its cables are also sealed and cannot be disconnected,” revealed the company in a statement. 

Having received approval for mass and volume-based meters, calculations are based upon various factors including pressure, temperature, and super compressibility (for volumetric), whereas mass flowmeters and calculation of volumetric flow are based on density. 

SUMMIT 8800 is suitable for use with all digital, analogue, and communication inputs and outputs.