Papers: 2013

Gas Contracts Impact On Measurement Accuracy

Author: T. Dean GravesDownload File

Much effort is spent to achieve accurate measurement. Up to date measurement standards, modern meter station design, high quality equipment, and proper measurement operations are all necessary for measurement accuracy. Unfortunately these processes do not assure measurement accuracy if the contract does not also support accurate measurement. The contract impacts measurement accuracy by what it […]

Training Office Measurement Personnel

Author: Perry Dee HummelDownload File

Experience is the best teacher. We’ve all heard that saying, but, what if there aren’ t any experienced personnel left to hire? After years of downsizing, mergers, and attrition, the industry finds itself in a shortage of good trained personne1. The only way to overcome this problem is to provide the new employee with comprehensive […]

Field Data Capture Without Paper Forms

Author: Bruce WallaceDownload File

Meter inspections, configuration changes, calibration verification, troubleshooting, and gas sampling generate important subsets of measurement data. Automated computer systems capture, process, store, and report this data better than manual, paper-based systems minimizing effort, time, resources, and error for field and office workers

Web Solutions For Orifice Measurement And Monitoring

Author: Matt DieseDownload File

Pipeline and production companies are continually faced with the challenge of obtaining operational data and making it available to their employees. In recent years the convergence in the advances in the technologies of the client/server technology, and IP ready communications have brought forth a new lower cost alternative to traditional SCADA systems. With the growing […]

Understanding The Advantages Of Ip Networks

Author: Burke P. MillerDownload File

Convergence in the Oil and Gas Sector Todays oil and gas industry faces increasing pressure to maximize the capability of its wireless infrastructure while minimizing operational and developmental costs. Unprecedented uncertainty and business volatility are transforming the landscape, as the oil and gas industry becomes more competitive, profit-oriented, and responsive to a fickle and savvy […]

Electronic Gas Measurement Auditing

Author: Perry Dee HummelDownload File

Electronic Gas Measurement or EFM auditing is a very important process of the natural gas industry. Only a few short years ago, the dry recording device for custody gas measurement. All that has changed with the advent of the flow computer volumes are recorded and generated at the field level, and imported to the measurement […]

Communication Between The Office And Field

Author: Duane A. HarrisDownload File

Transferring the knowledge base from a field measurement technician to a back office volume analyst can be extremely challenging. A Field technicians skill set is tested on a routine basis therefore, the technician must be knowledgeable in: electronic controls to pneumatic controls communication system support multiple disciplines support of measurement equipment procedures that must be […]

Scada And Measurement Data Acquisition

Author: Russell M. (Rusty) FieldsDownload File

Definition Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition SCADA information in the energy sector is typically used for near real time decision making for well, pipeline or compressor station operation. It is also key information for displaying to SCADA screens for providing visual acuity in a concentrated view of the operation, such as a tank levels for […]

The Importance Of Discerning The Impact Of New Measurement Technolgy

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 30 years, the natural gas pipeline industry has transitioned from the supplier of clean, dry gas to the mover of billable gas energy clean […]

Comparing Plug & Seat Regulators & Control Valves

Author: Lamar JonesDownload File

The purpose of this paper will be to compare a plug and seat regulator to a control valve for high-pressure natural gas installations such as: power plants, city gate stations, large industrial customers, compressor stations, and storage fields. The features, benefits, capabilities, and differences of both devices will be outlined, to enable the reader to […]