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CPAMeterRunRecommendations

Dimensionsareminimums;anycombinationofUL1&UL2longerthanlistedisacceptable.Formoreinformationortodiscuss
meter run lengths, please contact CPA! Please note that the longer dimensions are not applicable to 2 CPA Flow
Conditionerswhichmustusethe13Drecommendationonly.

CPA55E/65EUltrasonicFlowMeterInstallations,GasorLiquid

CanadaPipelineAccessoriesminimumgeneralrecommendedmeterrunlengthis10internalpipediameterswhen
usingtheCPA55Eand65Einultrasonicapplications.
ForUL1,CPArecommendsaminimumof5internaldiametersofuninterruptedstraightpipeasmeasuredfromthe
upstreamface(inlet)oftheflowconditioner.
ForUL2,CPArecommendsaminimumof5internaldiametersofuninterruptedstraightpipefromthedownstream
face(outlet)oftheflowconditionertotheupstreamflangeoftheultrasonicmeter.

CPA50E/55EAGA32000/ISO5167Installations,GasorLiquid

ForallAGA32000/ISO5167custodytransferorificemeasurementapplications,CPArecommendsaminimummeter
runlengthof13Dor17DfortheCPA50Eand13DfortheCPA55E.
For 13D installations, a minimum UL1 upstream length of 5 internal diameters and a minimum UL2 downstream
lengthof8internaldiametersisrequired.
For17Dinstallations,anycombinationofUL1andUL2isacceptableaslongasUL2isaminimumof7internalpipe
diameters,andthetotaloverallmeterrunlengthisatleast17internaldiameters.
UL1ismeasuredfromthelastdisturbancetotheupstreamfaceoftheflowconditioner.
UL2ismeasuredfromtheoutletoftheflowconditionertotheupstreamfaceoftheorificeplate.
Thisisindependentoffluidtypeandisrecommendedforallgasorliquidapplications.

CPA65EGas/LiquidFlowMeterGeneralInstallations

CanadaPipelineAccessoriesminimumrecommendedmeterrunlengthis10internalpipediameters.
This is applicable to all flow meters (turbine, ultrasonic, vortex, annubar, venturi) as these distances were
determinedindependentlyofanyspecificmetertype.
ForUL1,CPArecommendsaminimumof5internaldiametersofuninterruptedstraightpipeasmeasuredfromthe
upstreamface(inlet)oftheflowconditioner.
ForUL2,CPArecommendsaminimumof5internaldiametersofuninterruptedstraightpipefromthedownstream
face(outlet)oftheflowconditionertotheflowmeterinquestion.
Forturbine,ultrasonicoranyotherflangedmeters,UL2ismeasuredtotheflangeconnectionattheflowmeterinlet.
For venturi meters, UL2 is measured to venturi inlet or upstream tap (a venturi calibration is recommended to
maximizeperformanceoftheflowmeter).
The65EisnotrecommendedforAGA3orificeapplications!

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CPA55EGasFlowMeterGeneralInstallations

CanadaPipelineAccessoriesminimumrecommendedmeterrunlengthis10internalpipediameters.
This is applicable to all flow meters (turbine, ultrasonic, vortex, annubar, venturi) as these distances were
determinedindependentlyofanyspecificmetertype.
ForUL1,CPArecommendsaminimumof5internaldiametersofuninterruptedstraightpipeasmeasuredfromthe
upstreamface(inlet)oftheflowconditioner.
ForUL2,CPArecommendsaminimumof5internaldiametersofuninterruptedstraightpipefromthedownstream
face(outlet)oftheflowconditionertotheflowmeterinquestion.
Forturbine,ultrasonicoranyotherflangedmeters,UL2ismeasuredtotheflangeconnectionattheflowmeterinlet.
For venturi meters, UL2 is measured to venturi inlet or upstream tap (a venturi calibration is recommended to
maximizeperformanceoftheflowmeter).

CPA50EGasFlowMeterGeneralInstallation

CanadaPipelineAccessoriesminimumrecommendedmeterrunlengthis13internalpipediameters.
This is applicable to all flow meters (orifice, turbine, ultrasonic, vortex, annubar, venturi) as these distances were
determinedindependentlyofanyspecificmetertype.
ForUL1,CPArecommendsaminimumof5internaldiametersofuninterruptedstraightpipeasmeasuredfromthe
upstreamface(inlet)oftheflowconditioner.
ForUL2,CPArecommendsaminimumof8internaldiametersofuninterruptedstraightpipefromthedownstream
face(outlet)oftheflowconditionertotheflowmeterinquestion.
Fororificemeters,UL2ismeasuredtotheupstreamfaceoftheorificeplate.
Forturbine,ultrasonicoranyotherflangedmeters,UL2ismeasuredtotheflangeconnectionattheflowmeterinlet.
For venturi meters, UL2 is measured to venturi inlet or upstream tap (a venturi calibration is recommended to
maximizeperformanceoftheflowmeter)

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