Papers: 2009

Protection Of Natural Gas Measurement Equipment Against Moisture And Corrosion

Author: DONALD P. MAYEAUXDownload File

The natural gas industry relies very heavily on sensitive electronic equipment utilized in the production, gathering, transportation, and distribution phases. There is an increasing reliance on the use of electronics for performing important tasks relating to measurement, control, and safety. Coupled with increased reliance is the demand by users for increased reliability

D.o.t. Requirements For The Transportation Of Sample Cylinders

Author: David J. FishDownload File

The United States Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) is a department of the U.S. Federal Government, which oversees all issues regarding transportation within the United States of America and U.S. Territories. Its influence around the world is great and widely respected, but its jurisdiction and power of enforcement is limited to the USA and its territories. […]

High Pressure Calibration Of Gas Turbine Meters In Carbon Dioxide

Author: Paul W. TangDownload File

The pressure sensitivity of turbine meters is a well-observed phenomenon since the inception of these devices. Unfortunately, very little organized experimental data were available for study until recently. Due to the ever-rising energy costs, the natural gas industry is paying much more attention to improve the accuracy of natural gas flow measurement. The latest revision […]

The Importance Of Discerning The Impact Of New Measurement Technology

Author: David J. FishDownload File

With the current demand for improved technologies in the area of fluid measurement, the rush to the market place is raising as many questions as it is answering. In the last 25 years, the natural gas pipeline industry has transitioned from the supplier of clean, dry gas to the mover of billable gas energy; clean […]

Automating Gas Measurement

Author: Richard L. ClineDownload File

This paper will address concepts of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems) and their application to the measurement industry. An important focus of the paper is to provide the reader with an understanding of the technology and with guidelines to be used to evaluate this equipment as part of an automation project

Problems Unique To Offshore Measurement

Author: Jackie R. TimsDownload File

Some major problems and unique solutions will be addressed with gas measurement on offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. This presentation will show the major roll safety, transportation, and weather play in the technician’s ability to verify the accuracy of the gas measurement facility. Proper operation, design, and installation will ensure accurate measurement

Ultrasonic Flow Meter Calibration Considerations And Benefits

Author: Wayne HanerDownload File

Although calibration is an important step for enhancing the accuracy of all measurement technologies, in ultrasonic metering, this activity plays an even more prominent role. The extended flow ranges capability of ultrasonic technology, although capacity adventitious can magnify measurement error if not corrected through proper calibration

A Review Of The Revisions To Api 14.3/aga 3 Part 2

Author: Fred G. Van OrsdolDownload File

The American Petroleum Institute (API) Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards (MPMS), Chapter 14.3 is a living document, constantly reviewed and reconsidered for revision as new information and research data become available relative to the design and operation of orifice metering systems. In spite of this scrutiny within the API, the American Gas Association (AGA), and […]

Aga Calculations – 1985 Standard Vs 1992 Standard

Author: Brent BerryDownload File

This paper is intended to help bridge the gap between the Old AGA-3 equation (hereafter referred to as AGA-3-1985) and the New AGA-3 equation (hereafter referred to as AGA-3-1992). As such the paper begins with a background section aimed at assisting those who are mostly familiar with the factored form of the orifice metering equation

Pulsation Effects On Orifice Metering Considering Primary And Secondary Elements

Author: Robert J. McKeeDownload File

The use of orifices for commercial flow measurement has a long history dating back more than 70 years. Orifices are extensively used in the United States natural gas, petroleum and petro-chemical industries and are important as one of the most practical ways to meter large volumes of gas flow. These meters are very reliable and […]