Projects involving the theme of energy almost always result in measuring and monitoring the amount of energy. It does not matter how the energy is supplied, whether this is via gas, electricity or heat. Each form of energy has its own points of attention.
In order to be able to measure the energy in a gas pipeline, there are Sensors necessary which are able to measure volume, pressure and temperature. These measurements are converted into an amount of energy by means of a fixed formula. For other forms of energy, other sensors are necessary.
Depending on the application, the measured energy can be displayed on a display, but can also be brought out by means of a communication channel. This can be done both wired and wirelessly. View our Articles about communication to find out more about this.
In order to ensure that the products can be used safely, they must comply with the applicable standards. Products that are used in an environment with gas will have to comply with the ATEX standard. Within this ATEX standard, different zones have been defined where different requirements are set in each zone. These strict standards ensure that the chance of an accident cannot take place.
Standards not only ensure that products work safely, but also that, for example, measured values comply with the Measuring Instruments Directive and can be traced back. It is good for every party involved that there is no discussion about the amount of kWh that has decreased during the charging of your car.