Meters Calibration and Proving Systems

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Flow is the most commonly measured variable in processes, whether the process is continuous, or batch in nature. Many processes are controlled by varying the flow, be it reflux to a pipe still or fractionator column, heating medium to a reboiler, fuel to a fired heater, or the discharge rate from a separator. Accurate measurement and control of flow is also critical from an economic point of view, since practically any fluid that flows through a plant has a price tag attached to it. Control of flow is generally quite straightforward and easily accomplished, usually, the difficulty lies in selecting the proper measurement device.

In this highly intensive training course, participants will gain sound understanding and extend their knowledge of Flow Measurement and Custody Transfer systems, principles and types, and how to assess their impact on the strategic and tactical aspirations of the company. In general, flow measurements can be grouped into four categories: Basic measurement for process monitoring and regulatory control; Unit material balances; Accounting information for custody transfer (product sales); Information required by State or Federal regulatory bodies for permitting. The key features of the training course are:

  • The laws governing fluids and gases
  • Flow Measurement
  • Calibration and Proving
  • LACT Unit
  • Flow Computer
  • Main types and applications of Flow meters with emphasis on custody transfer
  • Custody transfer principles and applications

By attending this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understanding the Legal and Commercial Metering Requirements
  • Appreciate design criteria and importance of accuracy
  • Understand measurement concepts and types of error
  • Understand the basic concepts, principle of operation and equipment used for Gas metering, liquid metering, proving and sampling
  • Learn about LCAT unit, flow computer, API and MPMS
    • Understand the typical operations, control functions and record keeping requirements
    • Evaluate the results of Turbine Meter Calibration and determine the validity by use of Control Chart

This training course will greatly benefit all individuals who wish to improve their knowledge and experience, especially;

  • Engineers and Technicians of all Disciplines
  • Instrumentation Personnel
  • Procurement and Quality Control Personnel
  • Inspection and Maintenance Engineers
  • Operations Operators, Supervisors and Engineers
  • Metering Specialists/Technicians

 The training methodology includes theoretical lectures, concepts and role play, work presentation and techniques, case studies and exercises, and general discussions with relevant videos.

Day 1:

  • Introduction to LACT unit.
  • Introduction to Instrumentation Safety regulations, review and requirements for installation and maintenance in Hazard area.
  • Intrinsically safe field instrument selection requirements.
  • Introduction to field instrumentation to be installed in metering skids.
  • What do Accuracy, repeatability and resolution mean for LACT?
  • Temperature, Pressure measuring principles.

Day 2:      

  • Difference between Volumetric flow and mass flow for liquid and gases.
  • Continuity Principle, Energy Law (Bernoulli’s Equation) and flow calculations.
  • Viscosity, density, Reynold’s Number and Strouhal Number.
  • Pressure Change Equation
  • Flow Configurations (Flow Profiles)
  • Examples on liquid and gas flow calculations.

Day 3:

  • Flow Measurement
  • Fundamentals of flow measurement (Static and Dynamic measurement).
  • Static measuring ATG system and over fill protection system.
  • Types of level measuring instrumentations for ATG system.
  • Overfill protection and SIL system
  • Dynamic measuring skids
  • Types of flowmeters and related flow equations.
  • Senior and junior Orifice meter.
  • Magnetic flow meter.

Day 4:

  • Turbine flowmeter.
  • Variable area flowmeter.
  • Positive displacement flow meter Nutating disc type.
  • Positive displacement flow meter Oval type.
  • Positive displacement flow meter rotating Impeller type.
  • Positive displacement flow meter Rotating lobe type .
  • Turbine flowmeter.
  • Variable area flowmeter.
  • Positive displacement flow meter Nutating disc type.
  • Positive displacement flow meter Oval type.
  • Positive displacement flow meter rotating Impeller type.
  • Positive displacement flow meter Rotating lobe type .

Day 5 :

  • Vortex flowmeter Fluidic Oscillation (Coanda Effect).
  • Vortex Shedding
  • Vortex Precession
  • Thermal flow meter.
  • Doppler Ultrasonic flow meter
  • Time of flight ultrasonic flowmeter.
  • Coriolis flow meter, theory of operation, and
  • Flowmeter selection guide.
  • Mass and volume flow measuring
  • Gas and liquid flowmeters meters.
  • Minimum flowrate considerations.
  • Flow meter calibrations Calibration requirements.

Day 6:

  • Liquid LACT unit Calibration and Proving
  • Liquid LACT unit components and functions.
  • Liquid metering skid Metering skid
  • Metering skid field Instrumentations and functions.
  • BS&W analyzers and autosamplers.
  • Density meters and density analyzers.
  • Static mixers.
  • Air elimination
  • Back pressure valves and pressure safety valves.
    • Types of meter provers.
    • Large scale meter prover mobile and fixed provers.
    • Double direction provers
    • Unidirectional provers.
    • Proving and Calibration
    • Flowmeter and secondary measurement

Day 7 :

  • Meter prover and performance
  • Calibration of meter
  • Calibration Report calculations (Meter factor, repeatability uncertainty)
  • LACT Unit P&I D
  • Overview of LACT/ACT
  • Valves in Liquid metering
  • Temperature and Pressure instrumentation in the metering system.
  • Automatic Sampling
  • Thermal expansion effect and calculations.
  • Metering skid using Coriolis flow meter.

Day 8:

  • Introduction to Gas plant process.
  • Gas metering skids and gas LACT unit.
  • P&I D for gas metering skid and types Gas flowmeters.
  • Ultrasonic Flow Meters
  • Coriolis Flow Meters
  • Thermal flowmeters
  • Gas metering skid components and functions
  • Gas filter section and instrumentations.
  • Gas provers.

Day 9:

  • HIPPS and SIL considerations.
  • SDV valves and back pressure control loop.
  • Gas analyzers types
  • Calorific value gas analyzers.
  • What is gas chromatographic analyzers
  • Flow Computer
    • Stream Flow computer (Introduction, Webserver, PC Setup, Display editor, Report Editor).
  • Introduction SCADA Supervisory

Day 10 :

  • High presession metering skids
  • Difference between Digital and analog instrumentation
  • Meter Factor
  • Meter Runs
  • Proving Systems; Direct, Indirect, Master Meter, Volume, Displacement
  • Time Delay/Quality Systems (Gas Chromatographs and Sampling Systems)
  • Custody Transfer Skids
  • Flow Computers and Communication.
  • Codes and stander for LACT unit. API, AGA, ……..
    • API MPMS Ch11.1 (Volume correction factors)
    • API MPMS Ch12 Calculation of Petroleum
  • Course review and general discussions and evaluation.

Contact us

Mobile: 002 01024415040
Telephone: 002 03 5714130
P.O. Box 207 – Postal Code 21411 Alexandria, Egypt

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