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Honeywell has launched a new gas metering solution to provide health monitoring of midstream metering systems for operations, maintenance and leadership teams

Honeywell Connected Plant Measurement IQ for gas aims to enhance the metering operation’s reliability and safety while cutting costs by reducing the need for site visits.

“With advanced diagnostics, at-a-glance dashboards and intelligence analytics, Measurement IQ enables operators to increase metering reliability in the face of skills shortages, dispersed operations and a complex hydrocarbon mix. Users can detect and correct costly mismeasurement, anticipate equipment failure, reduce gas losses and eliminate unnecessary maintenance,” said the company.

“Traditionally, it’s been difficult to get metering diagnostics and meaningful analytics from the metering stations to others in the organisation, and no one had visibility of the whole operation,” said Eric Bras, product marketing manager at Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS).

“Users can access real-time diagnostics and collaborate to find the best solutions, wherever they are. Engineers can diagnose faults before they go to the metering station, operators get real-time alerts when key parameters exceed limits, and leadership can connect people and draw on expertise across the enterprise,” added Bras.

Measurement IQ connects assets across all enterprise metering stations and captures the data in Honeywell’s secure data centre. Users can connect on a device with a web browser and receive customizable alerts on their mobile phone with Honeywell’s Experion® App.

According to Honeywell, customers can save up to US$50,000 a year if recalibration intervals are extended from one to two years with Measurement IQ.

The Connected Plant solution monitors for significant changes in the flow meter, process and environment in which it operates. It anticipates problems and enables users to move from time-based or risk-based recalibration of meters to condition-based monitoring with calibrations only when required. Historical diagnostic data can be used as a basis to extend calibration intervals specified by regulatory authorities.