Precisive® 5-242B
Natural Gas Pipeline Analyzer

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Precisive® 5-242 is a real-time hydrocarbon gas analyzer calibrated for natural gas composition monitoring and heating value analysis. This package is optimized for gas-phase product analysis containing C1-C6 alkane gases typically found in natural gas pipeline and LNG.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Analysis in seconds
    Real-time, continuous measurement
    Suitable for process control applications
    Robust feedback control, eliminates needs for complex feed-forward modeling
  • No carrier gas or fuel gas requirements
    Low operational costs for remote and unattended use
    Minimal infrastructure requirement, suitable for small scale plants
  • Robust calibration
    Full hydrocarbon speciation without columns
    Less than 0.2% zero-drift per month
  • Flow-through sensor design
    No sensitivity to pressure and flow variations
    Minimized potential sampling and phase change issues
  • Compact, outdoor-rated, low-power
    Well suited for transportable spot check applications
    NEMA4X, IP66, can be engine or manifold mounted

Measurement Channels:

CH4, C2H6, C3H8, i-C4H10, n-C4H10, C5H12, CO2, BTU Calorific/heating value, Wobbe index


  • Natural gas composition monitoring (distribution, storage, metering, blending, processing)
  • Natural gas compression stations
  • Check metering, blend monitoring, fast-response BTU monitoring
  • Natural gas based power generation (turbine, combustion engine, fuel cell)
  • Fast-response alternative to traditional gas chromatograph instruments


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