Volume correctors are used in different zones and for different requirements. The Ex zones (possible gas escape zones) in the vicinity of a gas connection or meter are numbered 0, 1, 2, with the digits designating hazard classes according to the potentially more or less explosive atmosphere in the zone concerned. There are, for example, compact battery-powered volume correctors for Ex zone 1 with data storage functions and optional manual or automated readout options. In addition, there are volume correctors for the calorific value that immediately calculate the energy contained in the volume flow of the gas.
Volume correctors for Ex zone 1, in which an explosive mixture can occur during normal operation, are installed on the gas meter. This is also possible for devices for Ex zone 2, which is defined as being non-hazardous: In this case, an explosive mixture should never or at most very rarely escape during normal operation and then only very briefly.