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AGA 7, AGA 9 & AGA 11: refer to the various types of linear meters (turbine, ultrasonic, and Coriolis, respectively) used for custody-transfer measurement applications to calculate oil and gas volumes.
API 14.3 & AGA 3: describe the design and installation parameters for measurement of fluid flow using orifice meters and other devices, and provide a reference for engineering equations, uncertainty estimations, construction and installation requirements, and standardized implementation recommendations for the calculation of flow rate through orifice meters.
API 21.1: describes the minimum specifications for electronic gas measurement systems used in the measurement and recording of flow parameters for custody transfer applications utilizing industry recognized primary measurement devices.
Custody Transfer Measurement: involves a metering point (location) where fluid is being measured for sale from one party to another. During custody transfer, accuracy is important to both the company delivering the material and the eventual recipient.
Electronic Gas Measurement: the process of measuring the quality of gas using a flow computer. Volumes are recorded and generated at field level, then imported into a measurement system.
LACT (Lease Automatic Custody Transfer) Unit: measures the net volume and quality of liquid hydrocarbons. The related system provides for the automatic measurement, sampling, and transfer of oil from the lease location into a pipeline.
Measurement Analytics: ensures that measurement data is correct and complete for consumption by downstream accounting services and for the end customers’ reports.
Measurement Data Management System: aggregates data, normalizes the data, and stores the data on a server database. This prepares the data for downstream processing.
Telemetry: an automated communications process. During this process, measurements and other data are collected at remote locations and transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring and data analysis.
Whitepapers & eBooks
GCI White Paper: Natural Gas Measurement Considerations in a Hydrogen Economy
Historically, oil and gas companies have focused on keeping hydrogen out of their pipelines. Now, there is an industry-wide shift as part of the “hydrogen economy” to tap into the capabilities of this alternative fuel source. Are natural gas pipeline operators ready for the measurement impact?
The Business Case for Maintaining Accurate Measurement Flow Diagrams
Measurement Flow Diagrams of gas and liquid flow through the pipeline system are critical to supporting the needs of Operations, Measurement, and Accounting.
Discover how maintaining accurate flow diagrams can save time and money for your organization.
The Value of Measurement SOPs, Training, and Cloud-Based Software in Reliable Measurement
Measurement SOPs, Training, and measurement software are needed for consistent and accurate results. Read our white paper to discover how to blend the “how”, “why”, and “what” of measurement and apply it to your organization.
The Value ofTraining Field Personnel Natural Gas Measurement Fundamentals GCI Whitepaper
Discover the value of training field personnel on natural gas measurement fundamentals based on API, AGA, and GPA standards.
Find out more in our new white paper, The Value of Training Field Personnel on Natural Gas Measurement Fundamentals.
Training and Development Guidelines for NGL, Crude, and Refined Products Measurement Technicians
This guide will help you establish a program to acquire and develop new hydrocarbon liquid measurement technicians and offers guidelines for classroom training and skills development.