1.5 Inch Gas Meter - PGM-150-CF. This is a robust, accurate 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 Push3 gateway. The complete system provides your gas meter data in the cloud for free! No recurring fees of any kind.
Mounting: Outdoor Mount
Units: Cubic Feet (ft³)
Dimensions:H327mm x W316mm x D226mm
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. The pulse output wires can be extended up to 10,000 ft.
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 Push3 gateway, which is also connected to the internet in order to send the data to the cloud.Product Specs:
Dimensions: 12.87" Tall x 12.44" Wide x 8.9" Deep, or: H327mm x W316mm x D226mm
Weight: 17.2 lbs, or: 7.8kg
No power source required
Pulse Rate: 1 pulse per cubic foot of gas measured
Connection Thread: NPT 1.5 Inch
Inlet and outlet separation (to center): 200 mm
Direction of inlet: Left in, right out
Nominal flow-rate (Qn): 353.1 ft³/h
Minimum flow-rate (Qmin): 3.53 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)
Readout is in cubic feet, with resolution to tenths
Operating ambient temperature: -13~131 °F
Service life: ≥10 years
Can measure: Artificial coal gas, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, air, propane, inert gases or any other inert non-corrosive gas
Meter design according Standards: - EN 1359:1998/A1:2006 - 2014/32/EU(MID) - OIML R137:2012
Index cover: Printed index cover of polycarbonate
Surface Paint: blue polyester powder coat
Pulse Wires: White is ground. Red is a tamper signal wire that is always closed unless a magnet is used to taper with the pulse output. Blue and Green are both pulse output wires that are normally closed but open once per cubic foot of gas that the meter reads.
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I have a multi 14 tenant building that has only one meter. I have to install a meter for billing purposes one restaurant tenant that says they use 400,000 BTU's from an incha and half gas line.
please let me know if you can provide a submeter
Our 1.5" Gas Meter has a maximum flow-rate (Qmax) of 565 ft³/hr. This equates to 581,950 BTU/hr with natural gas, or 1,405,720 BTU/hr at 60ºF with propane (temperature dependent). So this 1.5" gas meter should work for you if you are using either natural gas or propane. Here is the spec sheet for this meter: https://documents.ekmmetering.com/EKM-PGM-150-CF-gas-meter-spec-sheet.pdf
Can this be installed inside a building?
We do not recommend that you install our gas meters indoors.
While we can’t assure you that the indoor installation of our gas meter is safe, and we would never recommend that you install a gas meter indoors, it is kind of a grey area industry-wide. This from https://inspectapedia.com/plumbing/Gas_Meters.php
"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. If you are somehow forced to install your gas meter indoors, 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 locate the meter outdoors.