Since their accuracy is not compromised by short pipe lengths between the disturbances (elbows, valves, etc.), V-cone meters may find process measurement applications at locations where long meter runs are not available due to space limitation, for example, on platforms and congested process plants. On an offshore platform, with shorter pipes, the space and weight requirement of a metering system can be reduced. This is a very important consideration for offshore platform construction and maintenance. The cramped platform deck area precludes long straight pipes to condition the gas flow before being measured by the traditional orifice meters.