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Publikācija: Natural Gas Metering and Its Accuracy in the Smart Gas Supply

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Title in original language Natural Gas Metering and Its Accuracy in the Smart Gas Supply
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Research platform Energy and Environment
Authors J. Savickis
Laila Zemīte
Ilmārs Bode
L. Jansons
Keywords Consumption data, distribution system, measurement accuracy, natural gas, natural gas flow, smart natural gas meters
Abstract The successful implementation of smart metering in the European Union (hereinafter – EU) depends on criteria that are mostly determined by the Member States themselves. These criteria cover the regulatory framework and legislation necessary for the establishment and functioning of the smart metering system, the fulfilment of technical and commercial conditions, as well as the security of data collection, archiving and use. The introduction of the smart metering in different Member States has started at different times. In Latvia, its reference point was 2004, when the goal was set to maximise the use of telemetry in the natural gas metering. Currently, in the Latvian natural gas distribution system about 85 % of all consumption data are automatically processed. One of the most important components of the smart natural gas metering is natural gas commercial metering devices (hereinafter – smart meters). They differ in both the principle and type of operation. Depending on the technology used, the metering range changes, and thus the accuracy of the measurements. The article addresses some issues of further successful implementation of smart metering in the Latvian natural gas sector, as well as the measurement accuracy for smart natural gas meters.
DOI: 10.2478/lpts-2020-0026
Hyperlink: https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/lpts/57/5/article-p39.xml 
Reference Savickis, J., Zemīte, L., Bode, I., Jansons, L. Natural Gas Metering and Its Accuracy in the Smart Gas Supply. Latvian Journal of Physics and Technical Sciences, 2020, Vol. 57, No. 5, pp.39-50. ISSN 0868-8257. Available from: doi:10.2478/lpts-2020-0026
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