Our Turbine Meters
We are the exclusive UK distributor for the Vemm Tec IGTM-CT gas turbine meter – a highly accurate flow meter, approved for custody transfer measurement and equipped with LF & HF pulse outputs and a mechanical counter.
The IGTM-CT measures gas volume flowing through an annular passage in the meter. The flowing gas volume is totalised on a local mechanical counter. In addition, low- or high-frequency pulse signals are generated to infer the gas flow and volume. The indicated gas volume is the actual volume flowing through the meter at the actual temperature and pressure.
The IGTM-CT meter can be used to measure various gases, such as natural gas, air, nitrogen, hydrogen, biogas (note special design) and acid gas (special design).
The operation of the IGTM is based on the measurement of the velocity of gas. The ﬂowing gas is accelerated and conditioned by the meter´s straightening section. The straightening vanes prepare a steady ﬂow proﬁle and remove undesired swirl, turbulence and asymmetry before the gas enters the turbine wheel.
The dynamic forces of the ﬂowing ﬂuid cause the rotor to rotate. The turbine wheel is mounted on the main shaft, with special high-precision, low-friction ball bearings. The turbine wheel has helical blades that have a known angle relative to the gas ﬂow. The conditioned and accelerated gas drives the turbine wheel with an angular velocity that is proportional with the gas velocity.
The rotating turbine wheel drives the index head with the eight-digit mechanical counter via shafts and gears. The volume and ﬂow rate can also be indicated electronically. A proximity probe generates a signal at each passing blade of the turbine wheel. With the device-speciﬁc K-factor and number of pulses the delivered volume can be calculated. With the measured frequency, the ﬂow rate can be determined.
The IGTM-CT meter is available for the following ranges:
- From 5 to 10,000 m³/h
- With diameters of DN 50 (2“) to DN 400 (16 “)
- With flanges PN 10 – PN 100 or ANSI 150 – 300 – 600 (RF or RTJ)
- With low-frequency Reed (contact) sensors and high-frequency NAMUR sensors
- In carbon steel, spheroidal cast iron or special steel
- With standard (1:20) or improved measuring range
- Many options (calibration, certificates, special wishes)
Sizes, flow rate and flanges
The available nominal diameter of the IGTM-CT gas turbine meter ranges from DN 50 (2″) to DN 600 (24″). Other sizes are available on request.
The IGTM-CT can be delivered with G rates ranging from G 40 to G 16 000, which means it is available for flow rates from 7 m³/h to 25 000 m³/h. The MID approval is valid for meter sizes DN 80 (3”) G 100 and above.
IGTM-CT meters with a carbon steel or stainless steel meter body can be manufactured either with ANSI flanges or with DIN flanges in the ranges:
- ANSI 150# RF – ANSI 600# RF (or ANSI 600 RTJ)
- PN10 – PN100
For a stainless steel meter body please enquire for sizes above DN 150 (6”).
IGTM-CT meters with a ductile iron (EN-GJS-400-18-LT) meter body are available in diameters from DN 50 (2″) to DN 200 (8”).
Standard accuracy limits for the IGTM-CT are in accordance with the MID directive (2004/22/EC) and many other regulations:
- ± 1% for 0.2 Qt to Qmax (Range 1:20: Qt = 0.2 Qmax)
- ± 2% for Qmin to 0.2 Qt (Range ≥1:30: Qt = 0.2 Qmax)
As an option, accuracy limits can be improved to:
- ± 0.5% for 0.2 Qt to Qmax
- ± 1% for Qmin to 0.2 Qt
These limits are valid for the meter performance in ambient air. Performance is better with an application at high pressure.
For pricelists and availability please get in touch