Papers: 2008

Requirements Of An Egm Editor

Author: R. Michael SquyresDownload File

The natural gas industry is currently racing to update its downstream data handling capabilities to keep up with the technological advances of field automation. One area of concentration is electronic gas measurement (EGM) editing, recalculation, and reporting programs. Fundamental to all measurement systems is the ability to accurately measure, review, correct, and report the data. […]

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 personnel. The only way to overcome this problem is to provide the new employee with comprehensive training. […]

Understanding The Advantages Of Ip Networks

Author: Burke 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 […]

Methods Of Gathering Egm Data

Author: Ronald SiskDownload File

In today’s natural gas industry, it is of paramount importance that we focus on the accuracy and timeliness for the transfer of gas measurement data from the field measurement sites to a centralized gas measurement database to be verified, edited, and shared with all applicable groups. Measurement of wellhead deliveries, pipeline interconnects to town plants, […]

Grounding Practices For Automation Controls Understanding The Key Elements And Resolving Common Problems

Author: Donald R. LongDownload File

Grounding is defined as electrical equipment connected directly to mother earth, or to some conducting body that serves in place of the earth, such as the steel frame of a high-rise building on a concrete footing. Proper grounding is an essential component for safely operating electrical systems. Improper grounding methodology has the potential to bring […]

Gas Contracts Measurement Language And Its Evolution

Author: Lohit Datta-BaruaDownload File

The business environment in our industry has seen tremendous change since early 1980s. This has in turn forced the industry to change its measurement technology and the process. Open access concept with multiple shippers through the same meter requires timely data to monitor nomination and allocation and to comply with commercial terms. The introduction of […]

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 […]

Techniques Of Natural Gas Spot Sampling

Author: Adam JohnsonDownload File

The quantity or volume of natural gas that is produced, transported, stored, and distributed in today’s market is ever increasing, and with it the importance of accurate measurement continues to grow exponentially. Verifying the exact composition of the product is not only important from an economic standpoint, but it is also important from a product […]

Web-based Solutions For Orifice Measurment & Monitering

Author: Mark B. FillmanDownload File

In today’s Internet age, the development of practical and cost-effective web-based solutions in energy measurement is a logical extension of the latest technologies. Major pipeline companies have long been dependent on advanced measurement and communication technologies, such as supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). But with today’s improved electronic flow measurement and communication technologies, ever-increasing […]

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 […]