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Rapid Analysis of heating value and natural gas composition

Rapid and precise analysis of the chemical composition and physical properties of natural gas is critical for natural gas producers, gatherers, and gas distribution companies for custody transfer. In addition, natural gas engine, boiler, and appliance manufacturers rely on natural gas calculations to determine key development specifications, such as thermal efficiency.

Due to the variations in natural gas composition, it is necessary to monitor the physical properties of the gas, such as compressibility, relative density, and heating value (in British thermal units, or BTU). Small differences in heating value can have significant financial impacts. Building on proven microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, Micro GC Fusion is capable of analyzing C1-C8 “plus” (methane through octanes “plus” hydrocarbons and fixed gases present in natural gas) using a single module.

Read the Application Note to find out more!

Natural Gas