Papers: 2007

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

Determination Of Hydrocarbon Dew Point In Natural Gas

Author: Andy BentonDownload File

This paper considers the requirements for control of hydrocarbon dew point in natural gas and how measurement of this important gas quality parameter can be achieved. A summary of the commercially available on-line instrumentation is provided covering: • Manual, visual technique with chilled mirror dewpointmeter • Equation of state calculation from extended composition analysis by […]

Internet Based Measurement Monitoring & Control

Author: Brad AustinDownload File

Pipeline and production companies are continually faced with 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 Internet, PC’s, client/server technology, and IP ready communications have brought forth a new lower cost alternative to traditional SCADA systems. With the […]

Considerations For Selecting A Host System For Upstream And Midstream Gas Operations

Author: Edward H. SmythDownload File

Operators of gas assets face a bewildering number of options when considering the installation of a central host system to monitor and control field operations. These options generally fall into two categories as described below. Measurement systems, which come in two basic flavors: Systems provided by EFM vendors, such as Totalflow’s WinCCU and NuFlo’s ScanWin […]

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, has created the need for an electronic data management system. Properly designed and implemented, a measurement data management system adds functionality that complements the power of the hardware. With proper implementation, such a […]

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 flow chart recorder was the “state of the art” recording device for custody gas measurement. All that has changed with the advent of the flow computer; volumes are recorded and generated […]

Communication Between Office And Field Personnel

Author: Duane A. HarrisDownload File

The gas industry today is constantly changing, with increasing demands on office and field personnel. Initially there was FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Order 636 that forced the gas measurement departments into the electronic age. Next, corporate downsizing has required the gas measurement groups to perform at the same level of integrity in the measurement […]

Strategic Implementation Of Wireless Technologies

Author: Jim GardnerDownload File

This SCADA design overview reviews the six key steps for specifying basic system requirements, followed by the primary considerations for developing a radio communications system that includes technology best meeting your objectives

Training Field Measurement Personnel

Author: Duane A. HarrisDownload File

The knowledge base expectation that exists today for the measurement technician is extremely demanding. From the latest in electronic controls to pneumatic controls…from communication system support to dualdisciplined or even tri-disciplined technicians…from the measurement equipment they support to the procedures that must be followed…from the regulatory requirements governing the facilities to the training of field […]

Ultrasonic Flow Meter Calibrations Considerations And Benifits

Author: Joel ClancyDownload File

The primary method for custody transfer measurement has traditionally been orifice metering. While this method has been a good form of measurement, technology has driven the demand for a new, more effective form of fiscal measurement. Ultrasonic flowmeters have gained popularity in recent years and have become the standard for large volume custody transfer applications […]