When it comes to flow conditioners, nozzles and mixers, every detail counts. From the right materials to the right sizing, optimal performance comes from deeply knowing your project and making sure you get the correct components. The proper installation of these accessories is also critical to ensure that they perform exactly as they are intended.

At Canada Pipeline Accessories, we are committed to your success every step of the way. That’s why we post informative videos to our YouTube channel, including installation how-tos. We want to make sure you get the most of your project with accurate measuring, swirl-free flow, and a low profile.

How to Install a Flow Conditioner

This 3 minute video is packed with valuable information. Focusing on the most common ANSI flange styles of ANSI raised face and ANSI RTJ, we break down where to install the flange relative to the type of flow conditioner used.

Type A flow conditioners are installed with the flange end upstream, with the offset portion installed into the pipe that is immediately upstream of the meter. This maximizes your meter’s performance by ensuring the flow conditioner is centered.

Type B flow conditioners can’t be centered in the pipe because they sit entirely between the flanges. The flow conditioner must be centered against the raised face surfaces, as any discrepancy can result in measurement errors or complete blockage.

Type D flow conditioners will be automatically centered, thanks to the RTJ gaskets when the flange is tightened.

For more information, including types of flanges and recommendations, watch the video in full.

How to Install a Sonic Nozzle

Opposite to flow conditioners, sonic nozzles are installed downstream from the flow meter. This protects your meter and other gas equipment from damage caused by high-velocity flows, as sonic nozzles restrict the gas flow to a safe maximum.

The curved inlet must always point upstream toward the meter, while the outlet cone must always point downstream away from the meter. Our nozzles have a directional arrow on the flange that points downstream, away from the meter being protected.

To learn more, including the scenarios where sonic nozzles are critical, check out our installation video.

Ensuring the Highest Standards

Of course, even the best installation won’t matter if your materials don’t meet regulatory or project requirements. That’s why we have our Material Test Reports, or MTR, database. With the MTR Database, you can verify quality, composition, and standards compliance of the materials used in your project. Each report certifies the material’s chemical and physical properties, proving its compliance with ASTM and/or ASME standards.

To access the database, visit our website and enter your material heat number (engraved on the flange) in the search bar. From there, you’ll get a scanned PDF copy of the test reports for your peace of mind.

Of course, if you’d like our help with any of these steps, you can give us a call or send us an email any time! We provide world-class, professional customer service and are here for all your project questions.