Papers: 2014

Requirements Of An Egm Editor

Author: R. Michael SquyresDownload File

The natural gas industry has adopted EGM as a means of increasing the speed and accuracy with which measurement information is obtained. This has created the need for an electronic data management system. These systems, if not properly designed and implemented, could potentially render the entire process useless. Therefore, it is essential that the system […]

Upstream Natural Gas Sales Verification Producer And Pipeline Perspectives

Author: Mark B. Fillman, Jayson A. PayneDownload File

Within the upstream sector of the oil and gas indus- try, the custody transfer of natural gas is usually de- termined by orifice measurement which is governed by a sales agreement between the producer and pipeline company. In most cases, the gas sales agreement references a combination of American Gas Association (AGA), American Petroleum Insti- […]

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 IORZ

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 training. […]

Communication Between The Office And Field

Author: Duane A. HarrisDownload File

Transferring the knowledge base regarding the measurement equipment between a field measurement technician and a corporate measurement analyst can be extremely challenging. A Field technician’s 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 […]

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 […]

Ami For Gas Utilities

Author: DAVID ANGLINDownload File

There was once a time when you could get a car in any color…as long as it was black. They had frames, running boards and 15 horsepower engines. Who could ever need more? Just like the auto industry has adapted from this original approach to meet the demands of consumers, regulators and shareholders, the gas […]

Understanding The Advantages Of Ip Networks

Author: Burke P. MillerDownload File

Convergence in the Oil and Gas Sector Today’s 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 […]

Get It Right The First Time – 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.

Advance Communication Designs

Author: Bob HalfordDownload File

We say Advanced Wireless Data Radio Communication Systems Design Process not because this is a more in- depth and more technical process, but because the systems involved are complex in nature and must be carefully designed and programmed. If anything, what I want to do is teach you a more simplified approach and technique to […]