Customized Solutions for Diverse Applications

Our Meter Runs are tailored to suit a wide range of applications, from basic setups to complex systems. We specialize in customizing each product to fit your specific needs. Whether you require a simple Single Chamber design or a more sophisticated Dual Chamber setup, our team can deliver the perfect solution.

With options like OFU – Orifice Flange Unions and Flow Conditioners, we guarantee a product that seamlessly integrates into your existing systems, providing a comprehensive solution for all your measurement needs.

What are Meter Runs?

Meter Runs are integral components in the measurement and regulation of fluid flow, especially natural gas, within the oil and gas industry. They are specifically designed sections of pipeline equipped with various instruments and fittings to accurately measure the flow rate of gas. Meter Runs play a crucial role in ensuring that the measurement of natural gas is conducted efficiently, accurately, and in compliance with industry standards.

The Role and Importance of Meter Runs

In the complex process of natural gas production and distribution, Meter Runs serve as critical checkpoints for quantifying gas flow. They are typically installed at strategic points along the pipeline to facilitate precise measurements. This data is vital for several reasons:

  • Billing and Commerce: Accurate flow measurements are essential for fair billing and contractual agreements between gas producers, suppliers, and consumers.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Meter Runs help in adhering to regulations and standards set by industry bodies, ensuring that the gas flow measurements are within the accepted norms and guidelines.
  • Operational Efficiency: By monitoring the flow rate, companies can optimize the operation of their systems, identify leaks or inefficiencies, and ensure the safety and reliability of the gas supply.
Construction and Components

A standard Meter Run includes several key components that work together to measure gas flow:

  • Pipeline Section: A carefully constructed segment of the pipeline, often with straight lengths before and after the measurement point to ensure laminar flow.
  • Flow Meters: Devices like orifice meters or ultrasonic flow meters, which quantify the volume or mass flow rate of the gas.
  • Secondary Instruments: These may include pressure gauges, temperature sensors, and other monitoring devices that help in calibrating and fine-tuning the measurement process.
Customization for Specific Needs

While the basic principle of Meter Runs is consistent, they can be customized to meet the specific needs of different applications. Factors like pipeline size, gas composition, flow rate, and environmental conditions can influence the design and configuration of a Meter Run. Customization ensures optimal performance and accuracy in diverse operational contexts.

In Summary

Meter Runs are essential for the precise measurement and management of natural gas flow in the oil and gas industry. They embody a blend of engineering excellence and compliance with industry standards, ensuring that gas flow is measured accurately and efficiently. The design and customization of Meter Runs are as varied as the applications they serve, highlighting their versatility and critical role in the industry.

More Info On Our Meter Runs

Our Meter Runs

Redhead Services is leader in supplying and fabricating gas measurement equipment to support your operation. Our gas meter runs are built to your specifications with quality and industry standards in mind. AGA 14.3 specs, Flow conditions or straight runs, AGA 85 Edition meter runs are also available.

  • Single and Dual chamber Meter Runs
  • 2” through 12” Standard sizes and large sizes upon request
  • 2-Piece or 3-Piece Design per AGA 14.3 or 85 Edition
  • Flanged or pin style flow conditioners
  • Standard or intricate custom designs
  • Custom Fabrication also available
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