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Daniel 3818 Eight-Path Liquid Ultrasonic Flow Meter  

High accuracy dynamic flow measurement for liquefied natural gas (LNG) 

The Daniel 3818 Liquid Ultrasonic Flow Meter is designed for high accuracy and long-term, reliable performance in LNG applications.  With a completely redundant 4-path, multi-plane configuration that is the equivalent of two 4-path meters in a single body, the Daniel 3818 Ultrasonic Meter utilizes two independent transmitters—one for each set of four chordal paths.  This ensures complete measurement redundancy and the ability to poll each 4-path meter separately. 

Acoustic processing is performed by specialized electronics designed to achieve high sampling rates, provide stable ultrasonic signals and optimal low flow response, delivering accurate, stable and reliable measurement.    

Available in nominal line sizes 8” to 36”, the 3818 offers increased flow capacity, no incremental pressure drop and is designed for the following LNG applications:

  • Custody Transfer
  • Tanker loading and Off-loading
  • Liquefaction Trains
  • Storage Allocation
  • Check Metering
  • Line Balance

Measuring LNG volume dynamically using the Daniel 3818 Ultrasonic Meter delivers higher accuracy than static measurement methods and can result in real savings. The 3818 provides a factory-proven linearity within ±0.15% and a meter factor uncertainty of ±0.027% due to its sophisticated multi-plane British Gas design, fast signal processing, and advanced transducer technology. A typical liquefaction plant moves $4M/hr of LNG during loading and unloading with measurement uncertainty requirements at ±0.5%.  An overall reduction of ±0.20% of measurement uncertainty would equate to a $12,000/hr reduction in financial risk. 

DocumentationFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications
 Articles
 Magazine Articles
 Dynamic Measurement Solutions in LNG Custody Transfer - LNG World Shipping Magazine
333 KBpdf
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 Reducing LNG Measurement Uncertainty - LNG Industry Magazine
2 MBpdf
English
 News Articles
 Article - ARC View for Emerson's Daniel 3818 LNG Ultrasonic Meter
177 KBpdf
English
 Product & Service Documentation
 Brochures
 Daniel Ultrasonic Flow Meters - MeterLink Predictive Diagnostics
1 MBpdfJuly 2014
English
 Daniel Ultrasonic Meters - 3410/3810 Electronics Flyers
1 MBpdfJuly 2014
English
 Data Sheets - Bulletins - Catalogs
 Daniel Liquid and Gas Products, Systems and Services Catalog
9 MBpdfJuly 2014
English
 Daniel Ultrasonic Flow Meters - Model 3818 LNG Meter Data Sheet
1 MBpdfApril 2013
English
 Manuals & Guides
 Daniel Ultrasonic Flow Meter - 3410/3810 Series Local Display Field Install Kit - Quick Install Guide
715 KBpdfSeptember 2014A
English
 Daniel Ultrasonic Flow Meters - 3818 Liquid Ultrasonic Meter Maintenance and Troubleshooting Manual
2 MBpdfMay 2013A
English
 Daniel Ultrasonic Flow Meters - 3818 LNG Liquid Ultrasonic Meter Installation Manual
2 MBpdfMay 2013A
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 Daniel Ultrasonic Flow Meters - HART Field Device Specification Guide for 3810 Series Liquid Ultrasonic Meters
1 MBpdfSeptember 2013Rev 3
English
 Daniel Ultrasonic Flow Meters - Pressure Equipment Directive - Installation and Operating Instructions Manual
497 KBpdfJune 2014D
English
 Software Downloads
 Configuration Software
 Daniel Ultrasonic Flow Meters - Model 3810 Modbus Table v1.06 20130830
08/30/2013
554 KBxlsAugust 2013v1.06
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 Daniel Ultrasonic Flow Meters - Model 3810 Modbus Table v1_04_20130401
4/01/2013
554 KBxlsApril 2013v1
English
 Device Drivers
 Daniel 3810 Series - DD and DTM Files
2 KBhtmlMarch 2012A
English
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