August 2007

Special Report: Fluid Flow and Rotating Equipment

Use liquid ultrasonic meters for custody transfer

This technology is gaining widespread acceptance in the field

Seiler, D., Syrnyk, P., Daniel Division, Emerson Process Management

Using liquid ultrasonic meters for liquid petroleum applications such as custody transfer or allocation measurement is gaining global acceptance by the hydrocarbon processing industry. Ultrasonic technology is well established but using it for custody transfer and allocation measurement is relatively new. End users often try to utilize the same measurement practices that apply to turbine technology. While the two approaches share some similarities—such as the need for flow conditioning and upstream and downstream piping requirements—there are also differences. Several in-situ proving methods can be used to successfully field calibrate a liquid ultrasonic meter. Transit time

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $399 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Davis-Nichols at Jnette.Davis-Nichols@GulfEnergyInfo.com or +1 713.520.4426*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}