The gas delivery station is installed at the time of connection to a gas transport grid. It is used to meter the gas and deliver it at the required pressure.
Located on the consumer’s site (large industrial user, public distribution grid etc.) or close to the network being supplied, it includes several elements:
a pressure reduction station to regulate the gas pressure,
a meter or remote metering module to allow readings to be taken from somewhere else; the volume of gas consumed is expressed in cubic metres,
a converter for the biggest sites: this automatically determines the amount of gas, converted to kilowatt-hours. Unlike a meter, the converter also takes into account the temperature of the gas, the delivery pressure and the altitude of the settlement being served (which can affect the density of the gas).