August 2004

Process Technology

Improve custody-transfer operations

Coriolis flowmeters overcome maintenance problems when used in light hydrocarbon service

Moldes, R., Total Austral

Custody transfer of hydrocarbons involves addressing many key parameters to certify the volumes of liquids delivered by the seller to the buyer. In this case history, the Chilean Nation Oil Co. (ENAP) installed Coriolis flowmeters for LPG transfer application. This example discusses the methods to prove the LPG transfer unit (Fig. 1).  Fig. 1   Coriolis measurement unit. CASE HISTORY ENAP (Chilean National Oil Co.) had a proven track record with Coriolis flowmeters. These fl

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