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Crude and Refined Product Metering - Meter Selection for Loading/ Unloading Applications and Meter Proving

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Course Credit: 0.15 CEU, 1.5 PDH

Petroleum and its products bought and sold on the worldwide market may be transported over thousands of miles and change ownership many times from the well head to the end user. Each time the product changes ownership, a “custody transfer” is completed and both buyer and seller expect their asset exchange to be accurately measured. The dynamic measurement provided by most modern measurement systems is a convenient and accurate means to measure valuable petroleum products. Selecting the right meter for the application and ensuring the proper design of the meter system is imperative to guarantee accurate measurement with a high level of confidence at the lowest the cost of ownership.

The basic operating principles of four metering technologies: Positive Displacement (PD) Meters, Coriolis Mass Meters, Turbine Meters, and Ultrasonics will be discussed and the application range of each one of these technologies in terms of viscosity and flow rate will be covered

Also, key to custody transfer is the verification or “proving” of the meters under actual operating conditions. Proving assures both parties in the custody transfer transaction that the meters are accurate and repeatable. Proving fundamentals and the most common types of prover types will be covered as well.

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  • 1Crude and Refined Product Metering - Meter Selection for Loading/ Unloading Applications and Meter Proving - Chapter 1
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Credits

Earn credits by completing this course0.15 CEU credit1.5 PDH credits

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​Tony Petitto