Requirements Of An Egm Editor

Author: Michael SquyresDownload File

The natural gas industry’s adoption of 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 add functionality that complements the power of the hardware. With proper implementation, such a system will not only facilitate operations in today’s fast paced, post-FERC 636 environment, but also will establish a foundation for meeting tomorrow’s measurement challenges. A good EGM data editing software package should provide a suite of tools to facilitate accurate, timely data processing. It should do this in a structured, feature rich, well designed environment utilizing a graphical user interface (GUI). The program should include functions to do the following: import the data; recognize, review, and correct anomolies; report; export; and provide advanced ad hoc query capabilities. Other considerations should include the developer’s commitment, resources, and long term strategy, vis-a-vis electronic gas measurement, as well as industry’s overall acceptance of the package