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1. (WO2019005356) SYSTÈMES ET PROCÉDÉS DE GÉNÉRATION D'INDICE DE MÉTHANE
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Claims

1 . A method characterized by the steps of:

receiving data from an analyzing device representative of a compressed natural gas sample analysis;

determining a set of established processes for a Methane number generation compatible with the particular analyzing device;

selecting a first established process from the process set corresponding to a first selected Methane number generation protocol;

applying, via at least one processor, the first established process to the obtained data from the analyzing device to calculate the first Methane number as a function of the selected Methane number generation protocol;

comparing the first Methane number to a predetermined threshold; and refining the compressed natural gas fuel as a function of the comparison.

2. The method according to claim 1 , further characterized in that the method includes simultaneously calculating a second Methane number for the compressed natural gas according to a second established process by applying a second selected protocol and the data received from the analyzing device.

3. The method according to claims 1 or 2, further characterized in that the analyzing device includes one of a chromatograph, a micro-motion Coriolis meter and a vaporizer.

4. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 3, further characterized by the steps of:

determining a set of established processes for Methane number generation compatible with a second analyzing device different from the first analyzing device;

selecting a second established process from the process set corresponding to a second selected Methane number generation protocol;

applying the second established process to the obtained data from the second analyzing device to calculate a Methane number corresponding to the second selected Methane number generation protocol.

5. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 4, further

characterized by the steps of :

generating a transfer ticket report including the Methane number based on the first selected Methane number protocol and the data received from the analyzing device.

6. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 5, further characterized by the steps of :

configuring the system for field operation before processing the data obtained by the analyzing device.

7. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 6, further characterized in that the compressed natural gas fuel is refined when the first Methane number is less than the predetermined threshold.

8. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 7, further characterized in that the refining injects a refined gas having a known Methane number into the compressed natural gas fuel.

9. A method characterized by the steps of:

initiating, via at least once processor, a software routine which generates a first field and second field;

receiving a selection of an analyzing device via the first field; receiving a selection of the Methane number calculation protocol via the second field;

calculating, via the at least one processor, a Methane number by applying a measured gas composition value of compressed natural gas fuel received from the selected analyzing device to the selected Methane number calculation protocol;

comparing the Methane number to a predetermined threshold; refining the compressed natural gas fuel as a function of the comparison; and

generating a transfer ticket including the Methane number.

10. The method according to claim 9, further characterized by the steps of :

simultaneously receiving a selection of a plurality of a plurality of Methane number calculation protocols; and

generating a plurality of respective Methane numbers on the transfer ticket corresponding to the plurality of selected Methane number calculation protocols.

1 1 . The method according to claims 9 or 10, further characterized by the steps of :

comparing the first and second fields to a database including a predefined list of the more than one Methane number calculation protocols; and

determining whether said first and second fields match a Methane number calculation protocol of the predefined list.

12. The method according to any one of claims 9 to 1 1 , further characterized in that the compressed natural gas fuel is refined when the Methane number is less than the predetermined threshold.

13. The method according to any one of claims 9 to 12, further characterized in that the refining injects a refined gas having a known Methane number into the compressed natural gas fuel.

14. The method according to any one of claims 9 to 13, further characterized in that the calculating of the Methane number, the comparing and th refining are continuously performed until the Methane number is greater than or equal to the predetermined threshold.

15. A system characterized by:

an analyzing device configured to measure constituents of a compressed natural gas composition and generate data representative thereof; and

processing circuitry in communication with said particular analyzing device, said processing circuitry configured to

determine a set of established processes for a Methane number generation compatible with the particular analyzing device,

receive a selection of a first established process from the process set corresponding to a first selected Methane number generation protocol,

apply the first established process to the obtained data from the analyzer to calculate the Methane number as a function of the selected Methane number generation protocol,

compare the Methane number to a predetermined threshold, and control a gas blending control station to refine the compressed natural gas fuel as a function of the comparison.

16. The system according to claim 15, further characterized in that the processing circuitry simultaneously processes a plurality of Methane number calculation protocols and calculates a corresponding plurality of Methane numbers.

17. The system according to claims 15 or 16, further characterized in that the Methane number calculation protocol is based on a type of industrial product.

18. The system according to any one of claims 15 to 17, further characterized in that the Methane number generation protocol is determined based on the type of analyzing device.

19. The system according to any one of claims 15 to 18, further characterized in that the processing circuitry causes the gas blending control station to refine the compressed natural gas fuel when the Methane number is less than the predetermined threshold.

20. The system according to any one of claims 15 to 19, further characterized in that the gas blending control station refines the compressed natural gas by injecting a refined gas having a known Methane number into the compressed natural gas composition.