Basic Fiscal Metering
- Flow measurement
- Standards for fiscal metering
- Flow measurement instruments
- Gas chromatographs
On the first day, participants will be introduced the definition of fiscal metering and the glossary of terms associated with fiscal metering. The laws of physics behind measuring fluid flow in pipes will be reviewed. Standards for measurement integrity will be covered. Instruments used for flow measurements and operation of gas chromatographs will be explained.
Fiscal Metering Instrumentation
- Flow meters
- Pressure meters
- Temperature meters
- Flow computers
On this day the participants will be introduced to operation and characteristics of various fluid flow meters such as ultrasonic, orifice plate, ventruri, turbine, and coriolis flow meters. Various algorithms used by flow computers to compensate raw flow signals will be explained. The participants will learn how temperature and pressure measurements are used in the algorithms to accurately calculate volumetric flow rates.
Fiscal Metering Analyzers
- Fiscal metering analyzers
- Meter provers
- Operating procedures
On the last day, participants will learn about how quality of petroleum products is measured using analyzers in fiscal metering station. Operation of typical flow meter provers will be discussed. Operational and maintenance carried out in typical fiscal metering stations will be explained.
This course is mainly targeted to instrumentation technicians working in the field as an introduction or refresher. The course can be applicable to technicians working in other disciplines, equipment purchasers, procurement and storage personnel, job planners and immediate supervisors.
Anyone taking this course should have some exposure to an oil and gas facility terminology.