Mass flow meter aims at gas meter market

16th October 2014
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Mass flow meter aims at gas meter market

The European Utility Week exhibition in Amsterdam (Nov4-6) is the platform for Sensirion to launch a standard product for gas meters. The SGM70xx mass flow meter is based on a microthermal measuring principle suitable for applications in the residential market. The manufacturer of sensors and sensor solutions has been working on a microthermal solution for industrial and private gas meters for the past fifteen years.

The new flowmeter is the first microthermal gas flow module to be produced as standard by Sensirion and will be available from March 2015.

The flowmeter is available for G1.6 and G2.5 gas meters. It boasts impressive reliability, long-term stability, dust and dirt resistance and a compact design that enables easy integration in gas meters. The mass flow meter is digital, temperature-compensated and pressure-corrected.

It is also fully calibrated for air and natural gas and has a standard connection and I2C interface and it features software and hardware tested both in the field and by GWI to compensate for the various gas mixtures. If necessary, the gas meter module can also be purchased with European NMI certification.

The performance of the mass flow meter is based on the patented CMSens Technology. The sensor component and evaluation circuit are integrated on a single CMOS chip. Developing a sensor module specifically for the gas meter market has resulted in a cost-effective system for mass production and long-term stable applications.

The Sensirion SGM70xx gas meter module is a solution for intelligent gas meters of the future that has already proven its worth in the field and enables gas consumption to be reliably monitored in real time. All of these features combine to make the SGM70xx mass flow meter from Sensirion the epitome of smart energy.

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