meter prover

meter prover

[′mēd·ər ‚prü·vər]
(engineering)
A device that determines the accuracy of a gas meter; a quantity of air is collected over water or oil in a calibrated cylindrical bell, and then the bell is allowed to sink into the liquid, forcing the air through the meter; the calibrated measurement is then compared with the reading on the meter dial.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Metering consultancy, flow measurement services, meter prover calibrations, tank calibration, 3D laser scanning and cargo inspection are some of the related solutions Intertek specialises in delivering to oil and gas clients.
He worked 35 years as a meter prover for Northwest Natural Gas and also was employed as a carpenter.
Normally, the meter prover volume between the switches is calibrated against a device called a Seraphin can whose precise volume is traceable to NIST.
A new meter prover is on the market and caught the eye of the measurement industry at the recent 2008 International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM) in Oklahoma City, OK.
These savings come from reduced labor when working with the meter and correctors, reduced meter prover and corrector setup time, and reduced prover run time when testing the meter and corrector.
Eighteen years ago, Edward Francisco, founder and owner of Calibron Systems, Inc., and creator of the Small Volume Prover, realized that his second-generation Meter Prover, the SYNCROTRAK[R], was going to be a major success story.