We had recently installed 8 RML 2000 systems in Saskatchewan Canada. The systems are being used in an Anhydrous Ammonia application. To accommodate our customers needs, Itron had the Canadian Approval changed so that the meter could be used in a Mass application. The meters are performing excellent. Flow rate is a concern for our customers, and the RML 2000 delivers. Currently we have the systems performing between 165-210 KG’s per minute! Now for accuracy, there is no comparison, I have been calibrating meters many years and I have never seen a more accurate system. The Repeatability of this system in second to none. Each delivery is very consistent and the best thing is no moving parts! The season for Ammonia delivery is very short and the demand for a durable system and quick delivery is a concern. I have been servicing meters for approx 6 years now and have always had problems with the “Yellow Brand” and there components. The first RML 2000 systems we had installed, I have never had a service call on yet, and the customer is very happy about this. All I ask is that Itron/ Actaris does not change supplier for your internal mechanical parts (Diaphragm /main valve seal), stick with what works, and we will continue to sell more systems. Keep up the good work, and DON’T CHANGE A THING!
-Trevor Green, DyTerra Corp
National Energy Equipment
I have worked for distributors when it was Neptune, Schlumberger, Actaris and now Itron. The two consistent things I like is the product has stayed top notch and the inside customer service support has the same personnel that are very knowledgeable and helpful.
-Harold Bemis, National Energy Equipment
Coriolis Calibration Study
A major propane marketer recently completed a survey of 53 mechanical truck meters, recording an average 1.9% error in calibration. For a truck that delivers 450,000 gallons (1,703,440 liters) per year, that meant they were giving away 9000 gallons (34,069 liters) of product each year. For these 53 trucks, the total unmetered product over a year was 477,000 gallons (1,805,641 liters). In contrast, the results of a survey of 61 mass flow meters showed an average calibration error of less than 0.1 percent. Two meters with over five years of service each recorded ZERO calibration error.
Accuflo / Super Save
A Neptune mass flow meter was put into service in 1996 on a Super Save LPG delivery truck. This year the chassis was replaced and the meter transferred onto the new chassis without any work being done. Nobody is quite sure of the total deliveries but a safe estimation would be in excess of 200,000,000 litres (that’s two hundred million).
– Kevin Bigelow, Service Manager, Accu-Flo Meter Service Ltd.