March 2005

Special Report: Instruments and Networks

Determining system capability for loss control and custody transfers

The key is a planned evaluation of the measurement systems and procedures

Sivaraman, S., SS Tech Services; Desinger, M., Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.; Kinoda, SK Energy

System capability is a tool applicable for refinery, chemicals, production, transportation, inventory, custody contracts, pipeline systems and marketing, as well as for reconciliation between intracompany transfers of all products, liquids and gases. System capability applies to mass or volume balancing; the only requirement for determination is that all measurements be in consistent units. The term system capability may also be defined as the loss-control limits or system variability or uncertainty, but they all mean the same thing. The system capability, once established through a proper measurement survey and evaluation, provides an extremely powerful tool for loss-control stewardsh

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