P1.9.18 A MEMS based compact natural gas analyzer implementing IEEE-1451.2 and BS-7986 smart sensor standards

S. Udina, J. Bosch, A. Pardo, C. Calaza & S. Marco
A compact natural gas analyzer prototype is presented which incorporates several advanced features. In first place a very recently reported MEMS sensing technology for properties determination of natural gas mixtures is implemented. Besides, the prototype is a very complete smart instrument incorporating fault detection, selfidentification to a network and measurement quality metrics (self validation or SEVA), provided by the combination of the IEEE-1451 and BS-7986 smart sensor standards. Experimental measurements are presented for calibration and...