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Project DUNAMET D36 Tomáš Valenta Czech Metrology Institute no. Project DUNAMET no. D36 • the inter-comparison among Czech Republic (CMI) Austria (BEV) Hungary (OMH) and Slovak Republic (SMU) • took place from May 2004 to August 2004 • the inter-comparison of low pressure test facilities for gas meters in the range from 100 m3/h to 1000 m3/h Project DUNAMET no. D36 The axial turbine gas meter G650 was used for the comparison. Manufacturer: PREMAGAS (ELSTER –AMCO Group) Type: DAE Size: G650 DN150 Project DUNAMET no. D36 Calibration procedure: The turbine gas meter G650 was tested in each laboratory by air in horizontal position. It was necessary to use the upstream straightening pipe that was long at least 5x DN and the downstream straightening pipe that was long at least 3x DN. The reference pressure from the turbine gas meter was measured from the output “pr”. Project DUNAMET no. D36 The reference temperature from the turbine gas meter was measured in the distance (23)x DN downstream of the turbine gas meter. The HF pulse emitter A1S (the pulse number 4579,88 pulses/m3) was used for the tests. The calibration had to be performed in the laboratory where the temperature was from 19,5°C to 23,5°C. No oil lubrication was used. Project DUNAMET no. D36 The turbine gas meter was tested in 8 flow rates: 1000 m3/h, 800 m3/h, 650 m3/h, 500 m3/h, 400 m3/h, 300 m3/h, 200 m3/h, 100 m3/h. Error of the meter was determined. The Error is value which shows the relationship in percentage terms of the difference between the volume indicated by the meter and the volume which has actually flowed through the meter, to the later value. Vi Vc E .100 Vc where (%) E is the error of the meter Vi is the indicated volume by the meter (m3) Vc is the real volume which has actually flowed through the meter (m3) Project DUNAMET no. D36 Determination of the reference value To determine the reference value tree different approaches were used. Mean: Mean is the arithmetic average of a set of numerical data. Median: Median is the middle value of an ordered set of numerical data. Weighted mean error (WME): If in a series of observations a statistical weight (1/u2) is assigned to each value, a weighted mean y can be calculated by the formula: x1 u 2 x1 .... x N u 2 x N y 1 u 2 x1 .... 1 u 2 x N where xi are values of errors of meter in different laboratories in one flow rate u (xi) are uncertainties U(k=2) of errors of meter in different laboratories in one flow rate Project DUNAMET no. D36 Results: Flow rate in the meter Mean Median Weighted mean error (WME) m³/h % % % 1000 -0,17 -0,14 -0,18 800 -0,03 0,01 -0,03 650 0,01 0,05 0,02 500 0,02 0,03 0,03 400 -0,03 -0,04 -0,03 300 -0,03 -0,05 -0,03 200 0,15 0,12 0,14 100 0,93 0,91 0,93 Project DUNAMET no. D36 Austria (BEV) DUNAMET No. D36, turbine gas meter G650 1,20 1,00 BEV 0,80 mean error (%) 0,60 WME 0,40 median 0,20 0,00 -0,20 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 -0,40 -0,60 -0,80 -1,00 flow rate (m 3/h) 700 800 900 1000 1100 Project DUNAMET no. D36 Hungary (OMH) DUNAMET No. D36, turbine gas meter G650 1,20 1,00 OMH 0,80 mean 0,60 WME error (%) 0,40 median 0,20 0,00 -0,20 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 -0,40 -0,60 -0,80 -1,00 flow rate (m 3/h) 700 800 900 1000 1100 Project DUNAMET no. D36 Slovak Republic (SMU) DUNAMET No. D36, turbine gas meter G650 1,20 1,00 SMU 0,80 mean 0,60 WME error (%) 0,40 median 0,20 0,00 -0,20 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 -0,40 -0,60 -0,80 -1,00 3 flow rate (m /h) 700 800 900 1000 1100 Project DUNAMET no. D36 Czech Republic (CMI) DUNAMET No. D36, turbine gas meter G650 1,20 1,00 CMI 0,80 mean error (%) 0,60 WME 0,40 median 0,20 0,00 -0,20 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 -0,40 -0,60 -0,80 -1,00 flow rate (m 3/h) 700 800 900 1000 1100 Project DUNAMET no. D36 Conclusion: All participants were successful. All determined errors of meter with their uncertainties U(k=2) in every flow rate cover the reference values Mean, Median and Weighted Mean Error. New EUROMET project THIS PROJECT CAN BE REPEATED AMONG EUROMET COUNTRIES IN 2006. Note: I would like to coordinate quick and simple intercomparison. That is why the supposed time to make calibration and to deliver the meter to next laboratory will be only 1 week. The form „PROPOSED EUROMET PROJECT“ will be sent to everybody by e-mail. Please don´t applause because Mr. Lojek is sleeping. Thank you for attention.