Papers: 2003

Low Power Flow Computers

Author: Greg PhillipsDownload File

Flow computers, themselves, are undergoing an evolution. One challenge for most vendors will be to offer a low power flow computer whose pricing approaches that of a three variable chart recorder. Many companies in the gas transmission, gas distribution and production industry; expect such a flow computer to be an evolution from today’s smart transmitter […]

Low Power Flow Computers

Author: Greg PhillipsDownload File

Flow computers, themselves, are undergoing an evolution. One challenge for most vendors will be to offer a low power flow computer whose pricing approaches that of a three variable chart recorder. Many companies in the gas transmission, gas distribution and production industry; expect such a flow computer to be an evolution from today’s smart transmitter […]

Electronic Calibrators

Author: Betsy MurphyDownload File

Electronic calibrators are fast becoming the benchmark for measurement and are replacing mechanical types of instruments for testing and calibration checks

Economics Of Electronic Gas Measurement

Author: Tom R. CheneyDownload File

There isn’t any one who isn’t impacted by the continuous growth and changes in the world of technology. In today’s world, we accept computers and the functions they perform without question. In fact, we place our hardearned dollars and in some cases our very lives in their care without a second thought. Computers and electronic […]

Terminology Used In Instrument Accuracy

Author: Rick WilliamsDownload File

The purpose of this paper is to offer a brief explanation and discussion of many key terms used in describing instrument accuracy. The terms included within this discussion are most commonly used for defining performance standards with primary sensing elements typically used in the measurement of flow, level pressure and temperature instruments. Many of the […]

Scada And Telemetry In Gas Transmission Systems

Author: Chris J. SmithDownload File

Modern business and security imperatives coupled with rapid technological change require key new architectural elements for SCADA systems These elements are discussed along with more traditional block diagram fundamentals, so that the reader might better understand migration and adaptation strategies for their transmission pipeline operations in the new millennium

D.o.t. Title 49 Regulations For Transportation Of Sample Containers

Author: Tom WelkerDownload File

During my travels around the United States talking about sampling and sample containers, it has come to my attention that the oil and gas industry in the United States needs to be a little better informed on proper handling, shipping, and transportation of sample containers of all types. Since everybody in the oil, gas, and […]

Advanced Communication Design

Author: Bob HalfordDownload File

A part of the decision making process when selecting the specific wireless communication devices for a project should be a complete understanding of all the challenges and needs of the project. If you have completed the Telemetry Questionnaire outlined in the Basic paper, you have answered most of the questions necessary to understand the requirements […]

Pipeline Safety Improvement Act And Operator Qualification

Author: Jesus RamosDownload File

The Qualification of Pipeline Personnel (OQ) rule requires pipeline Operators to develop and maintain a written qualification program for individuals performing covered tasks on pipeline facilities. The qualification rule intents to ensure a qualified pipeline work force and to reduce the probability and consequence of incidents caused by human error. The final rule created new […]

Proper Testing Of Odorant Concentration Levels

Author: Paul D. WehnertDownload File

Proper odorant monitoring is required to keep natural gas utilities under compliance with federal and state regulations. These monitoring requirements are generally handled through a combination of events including; injection rate calculations, customer complaint calls, routine service personnel tests, odor concentration tests and chromatographic analysis. In the world today it is critical to have appropriate […]