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From Drum Type Gas Meters to MilliGascounters: Shopping Gas Volume Meters with Australia’s Ross Brown Sales

November 9, 2022

Looking for a new gas volume meter for a venture in Australia? At Ross Brown Sales, we carry an array of different meters, perfect for virtually any type of application or purpose. Whether you are looking for a drum type gas meter, a bellows type gas meter or even a state-of-the-art MilliGascounter, you can bet that we supply it.

Ross Brown Sales has had a presence since 1957, and has been involved in the oil and gas industries since 1975. We believe that our longevity speaks volumes about the quality of our products and the satisfaction of our clients. We have grown and expanded over the past half century, and we plan to continue that trend for the foreseeable future. In other words, when you buy a product from us, you can count on us to be there tomorrow if you need advice or support for your gas meter or pressure gauge.

Picking the Right Gas Volume Meter

If you are in the market for a new gas volume meter in Australia, feel free to stop by our website, at Click on the ‘Products & Services’ tab on the left hand side of the screen, and then select ‘Gas Meters’ from dropdown menu. On this page, you can learn everything you need to know about the three main types of gas volume meters that we at Ross Brown Services provide-namely, drum type meters, bellows type meters and MilliGascounters. In the meantime, though, read on to learn the basic differences and defining characteristics of these different types of meters.

Drum type gas meters are known for their versatility and precision. At Ross Brown Services, we always say that these meters are ‘universally applicable’ when it comes to measuring the volume of wet, flowing gases. Thanks to a unique revolving measuring mechanism, drum type gas volume meters are able to get the most precise volume measurements possible-without the composition, condition or state of the gas in question affecting the readings.

Dry or inert gases, meanwhile, can be best measured by bellows type meters. Like drum type gas volume meters, bellows meters provide extremely accurate readings regardless of composition or condition. They are merely used to measure a different type of gas volume than their drum type counterparts.

The MilliGascounter is a specialised volume meter, meant only for situations where a very low gas flow rate needs to be measured. These types of meters are perfect for leak rate detection and a number of other applications. In other words, most of the time, MilliGascounters don’t see the same level of consistency and frequency in use that a drum or bellows type volume gas meter does. However, the MilliGascounter is also designed in such a way that required maintenance is minimal. The battery doesn’t even need frequent replacement, and can last up to three years without a change.

Get Your Gas Volume Meter Today from Australia’s Ross Brown Sales

Whether you are ready to order your gas volume meter, or just have a few questions that haven’t been answered by the RBS website, feel free to get in touch with our sales staff. We can be reached either through email, at, or over the phone. We have locations in New South Wales (02 9899 2744), Victoria (03 9735 4488) and Queensland (07 3355 1883), and you can reach us at any one of them.


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