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Testing Natural Gas Regulators in the Meter Shop

Overview of the Regulator Testing Machine (RTM) Platform

Over the past decade, we have refined our approach to meet the precise needs of our clients, from initial design to final commissioning. Our Regulator Testing Machine (RTM) is custom-engineered to test every regulator in a utility's inventory, ensuring compliance and operational safety.

Types of RTMs

  1. Basic RTM: A manual platform equipped with the Smart Track App, which guides the operator through testing and records results accurately. This system adheres to the ANSI B109.4 standard and the upcoming ANSI B109.5 for regulators with delivery pressures above 2 psig.

  2. Automated ARTM: Features a user-friendly 19-inch touchscreen interface, automating the testing process and increasing efficiency.

Key Features of the RTM

  • IRV and OPSO Testing: Ensures that Internal Relief Valves and Over Pressure Shut Off features function correctly.

  • Monitoring Capabilities: Continuously tracks the testing process for optimal accuracy.

  • Connection Options: Accommodates NPT and flange connections up to 3 inches in diameter.

  • Pressure Handling: Handles inlet supply pressures up to 150 psig and outlet delivery pressures up to 50 psig.

  • High Flow Rate Capability: Tests flow rates up to 600 standard cubic feet per hour (scfh).

  • Smart Track App: Enhances usability with features like:

    • Drop-down menus listing specific test criteria for each regulator.

    • Automatic recording and reporting of test results for comprehensive tracking.

Operational Process Using the Smart Track App

The Smart Track App simplifies the testing process by making detailed information about each pressure regulator readily accessible to the meter shop technician. Here's how it works:

  1. Selection: Technicians select the regulator model from a drop-down menu.

  2. Criteria Display: The app displays the specific properties and testing criteria for the chosen regulator.

  3. Testing Execution: Technicians perform set point, lockup, IRV, and OPSO tests.

  4. Results Logging: Outcomes are automatically logged, with pass/fail statuses recorded.

  5. Report Generation: A detailed test report is generated, saved, and printed for record-keeping.

Types of Regulators Tested

  • Service Regulators

  • Pilot Regulators

  • Commercial Regulators

  • Higher Pressure Distribution Regulators

Each type of regulator undergoes stringent testing to ensure they meet safety and performance standards, accommodating the specific needs of various gas utility systems.

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For a detailed consultation on how our RTM and virtual platforms can transform your utility's operations, contact us:

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