Reliable Gas Measurement and Flow Metering Stations

Improving the accuracy and dependability of your flow measurement systems

Attend this three-day course to:

  • Conduct Measurement Uncertainty Analysis to increase the accuracy of calculations and estimations

  • Understand the impact of fluctuating variables on the measurability and traceability and learn how to re-assess the volumes

  • Minimise bias or systematic errors by re-calibrating your metering equipment to ensure reliable results

  • Review typical fault conditions to avoid design and operation related errors and faults

  • Identify measuring errors and operational uncertainties to prevent commercial losses  and safety risks

  • Develop reliable operating and reporting procedures to gain full control and overview over the process flow

  • Apply modern accounting methods to increase the efficiency of the commercial operations


What is the programme about?

From production to consumption the gas flow needs to be measured for fiscal and operational control purposes. Consequently, the accuracy and dependability of flow measurement systems is vital as the absence of reliable flow data can have significant impacts on the commercial, environmental and safety performance.

This course will enable engineers and senior field technicians to improve their ability to design and operate natural gas flow metering facilities with the least amount of measurement at the highest accuracy level.


Oil & Gas professionals seeking to gain a strategic overview of the concepts and methodologies, alongside practical tips for improving their investment planning and maximising the asset value including: 

  • Technical Team Leaders

  • Lead Service Support Engineers

  • Instrumentation/Measurement Engineers

  • I&C (Instrument & control) Engineers

  • Metering Engineers

  • Senior Oil and Gas Facilities Engineers

  • SCADA Engineers

  • Project Engineers

  • Information Management Engineers

  • Measurement Specialists

  • Sr. Process Control System Technicians

  • Automation Engineers

Managers, advisors and experts in a range of organisations including:

  • National and international oil&gas companies
  • Governments, regulators and market operators
  • Industry associations
  • Consultancies


Day 1

The Gas Metering Imperative


  • Greetings and introduction

Gas Characteristics

  • Gas physics and physical behaviour

  • the impacts on measurement

  • Handling, and deriving properties of gas mixtures

The Gas Metering Imperative

  • Economics of metering

  • Putting the gas metering imperative into practice

  • Overview of methods, and definition of terms

  • Hydrocarbon measurements

Meter Technologies

  • Meter requirements and performance indicators

  • Characteristics of different meter types

  • How to choose the right meter

  • Cost and benefit analysis

Metering Instruments

  • Pressure metering and control mechanisms

  • Temperature transmitter optimisation

  • Differential transmitters performances

Interactive Session:
Participants will review the Gas Metering Imperative to understand the impacts on the daily business practice and how leverage from modern meter technologies


Gas Flow Metering

  • Flow metering practice, challenges and opportunities

  • National and international standards and regulations

  • Impacts on the business operation

Orifice Plate Meters

  • Principles reducing pressure and restricting flows

  • Reference plane of measurement

  • Flow equations, review and analysis

Turbine Meters

  • Functional principles of Turbine Flow Meters

  • Performance calculation and analysis

  • Best-practises for operations and maintenance

Ultrasonic Meters

  • Gas velocity and volume flow calculations

  • Factors impacting the measurement accuracy

  • Means of operation

Venturi Meters

  • Characteristics and challenges of gas transmission in pipelines

  • Flow rate calculations and scenarios

  • The Venturi effect: understanding and controlling the relationship between pressure and flow speed

Interactive Session:
Participants will conduct Measurement Uncertainty Analysis to increase the accuracy of calculations and estimations


Gas Chromatography

  • Gas chromatography principles

  • Measurement methods: procedures and processes

  • Data reduction and analysis (qualitative and quantitative)

Dew Point Measurement

  • Measuring principles and materials

  • Challenges in and influences on industrial processes

  • Increasing measurement accuracy and long-term stability of instruments

Wet Gas Metering

  • Horizontal, vertical up and down and angled flows patterns

  • Wet gas flow performances

  • Wet gas metering problems and solutions

Meter Proving Techniques

  • Mathematical computations and proving principles
  • Applied proving and best-practices for volumetric tanks and pipes

Storage Tank Measurement

  • Introduction to storage tank measurements
  • Liquid volume calculations
  • Best-practices for inspection, audit and calibration

Interactive Session:
Participants will review and analyse the variables and influences of different meter scenarios along the gas transmission chain.
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Dates & Locations

This course is only available as a custom course tailored for your business, contact us to discuss your requirements.