1.5 Inch Gas Meter - PGM-150. This is a great gas meter that can be read locally, or can be set up to be read remotely when paired with an Omnimeter Pulse v.4 and an EKM Push gateway. The complete system provides your gas meter data in the cloud for free! No recurring fees of any kind.
This gas meter operates like a traditional gas meter, which can be read directly on the meter dials. It also has a pulse output for remote reading.
You can use this meter to measure natural gas, propane (LPG), air, or any other non-corrosive gas.
No additional power source is required.
Encompass.io is our free online meter management platform for monitoring data, managing meters, generating bills, and more. It is designed specifically for people who are remotely reading their meters via the EKM Push system. This platform can be used to visualize data on customizable dashboards, visualize cost, monitor trends, group meters, and a lot more. Each meter and meter group in Encompass can also be set up to email you, and/or your tenant, PDF bills. Here is a sample PDF gas bill:
The following example shows gas meter data displayed on the EKM Widget. The data is made available by connecting the gas meter to the Omnimeter Pulse v.4 and the EKM Push gateway, which is also connected to the internet in order to send the data to the cloud.Product Specs:
Dimensions: 13" Tall x 12.25" Wide x 8.5" Deep, or: H330 x W310 x D220mm
Weight: 9 lbs., 8 oz. Or: 4.3kg
No power source required
Pulse Rate: 1 pulse per cubic foot
Connection Thread: NPT 1.5 Inch
Inlet and outlet separation (to center): 180 mm
Direction of inlet: Left in, right out
Nominal flow-rate (Qn): 352.5 ft³/h
Minimum flow-rate (Qmin): 35.25 ft³/hr
Maximum flow-rate (Qmax): 565 ft³/hr Natural Gas: 581,950 BTU/hr Propane: 1,405,720 BTU/hr at 60ºF (temperature dependent)
Are your Gas meters approved for use by UL and CSA?
No, our gas meters have not received and specific certifications from either UL or CSA.
Can it be installed in doors
We do not recommend that you install our gas meters indoors. There is a slight chance that the gas meter could leak and cause a dangerous explosion, so we are not able to recommend that you install them indoors. They should always be installed in a well ventilated area away from any sources of flame. The installation should also be checked to make sure that there are no gas leaks. A soapy water solution works well for this, spray it on all fittings and joints, then look for bubbles.
Can this meter be used indoors?
Officially we don't recommend that you install our gas meters indoors. That being said, the circumstances of each installation are different, and should inform your decision regarding where to install the gas meter(s). While we can’t assure you that the indoor installation of our gas meter is safe, it is kind of a grey area industry-wide. This from inspectapedia.com explains the issue:
"Gas meter location: gas meters are located outdoors except when special permission is given by the gas company. Indoor gas meters increase the risk of an indoor gas leak, require special venting, and can make it more dangerous to shut off gas in an emergency.”
The risk, as stated above, is indoor gas leaks. To minimize the risk, the compartment in which the gas meter is located should have free venting to outside air and be sealed from other indoor areas. But, bottom line, there is an increased risk of problems with any indoor gas meter installation, and that risk is assumed by whoever makes the decision to place the meter indoors. Our recommendation, as always, is to place the meter outdoors.
Is it possible to read a pulse every .1 cu. ft?
It is not possible to easily modify our 3/4" or 1.5" gas meters to pulse at a faster rate. If you do find a 3rd party pulse output gas meter that pulses at a faster rate then you can still use it with our Omnimeter Pulse v.4 pulse counting system.