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Mass Measurement of Hydrocarbon Fluids (Direct and Inferred)

3.3 CEUs

Endorsed by the Gas Processors Association
This course may assist in meeting requirements for DOT Operator Certification.

Teaches theory, installation, operation, and proving practices of mass measurement of light hydrocarbon fluids including natural gas liquids and other liquids. Provides instruction in meter proving and calculation of meter factors for meters in high vapor pressure service (e.g., propane or mixed NGLs). Provides instruction and simulation/demonstration of densitometer proving by pycnometer and pycnometer calibration. Demonstrates proper procedures and emphasizes safe practices; and provides instruction in the calculation of volumes at base conditions of single-grade light hydrocarbons from measured NGL mixes. Emphasis placed upon proper procedures and safe practices.

Length: 4.5 days

Course Content

Participants receive instruction in:

  • Fundamentals of measurement
  • Static and dynamic measurement
  • Proving a flow meter in high vapor pressure liquids
  • Proving a density meter high vapor pressure liquids
  • Flow meter prover calibration by waterdraw or gravimetric methods
  • Pycnometer calibration by the water weigh method
  • Mass measurement by turbine meter and densitometer or by Coriolis flow meter
  • Sampling and sample analysis
  • Calculations for volume at base conditions from mass quantities and analysis of composite sample
  • Recommended For

  • Measurement technicians and engineers with 1 to 5 years of experience
  • Those who witness or audit measurement

  • Included with Course:

  • Catered lunch daily; beverages and snacks provided
  • Course materials including instructor presentation
  • Field and classroom exercises

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