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  • 1) Reconditions, tests, and calibrates positive displacement gas meters, using handtools and test equipment: Dismantles gas meter case, diaphragm assembly, and connecting rods, using soldering iron and handtools.

  • 2) Positions and solders diaphragm and diaphragm rings in dismantled meter case.

  • 3) Inserts and solders flow-control valves in place, using soldering iron and guide wires.

  • 4) Moves shaft connected to valve to test freedom of movement.

  • 5) Adjusts shaft, using pliers, or resolders shaft to correct defective operation.

  • 6) Solders index assembly in position and connects assembly to activating mechanism.

  • 7) Moves activating arms to extreme extension to test freedom of movement.

  • 8) Adjusts valve mechanism to calibrate meter registration in accordance with public utilities commission specifications.

  • 9) Repositions and resolders connecting rods to provide sufficient clearance.

  • 10) Resolders case seams to seal meter.

  • 11) Attaches airhose at meter inlet to pressurize meter and test ability to register passage of low air volume.

  • 12) Attaches pressurized meter to fixture which submerges meter under water to test for leaks.

  • 13) May inspect, repair, and maintain gas meters used to measure volume of natural gas flowing from producing wells to processing plant and be designated Field Operator.




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Job Number: 4440