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Title: Liquid Measurement Station Design
Author: Bruce Byers
Source: 2007 International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement
Year Published: 2007
Abstract: Liquid Measurement Stations are necessitated by agreements between petroleum buyers, sellers and transporters along with appropriate customs and or governmental authorities. These agreements outline how the fluid is to be measured and how the results will be traceable to recognized standards. In the case of common carrier pipelines, the pipeline is entrusted with the transport of their customers fluid, thus loss control by use of accurate liquid measurement stations is essential. It is important to note that everyone involved has an interest in the true net volume or associated mass. In addition to meeting the requirements for measurement, stations must meet numerous safety and construction codes and standards, as the fluids are normally hazardous. Operation of the measurement station must be relatively simple including a user-friendly, man-machine interface that effectively manages the flow measurement and control requirements. The task of the station or system designer is to transform these requirements into engineering specifications, drawings, and bills of material for procurement, manufacture, test certification and delivery to the end user of a multitude of components specifically selected and integrated to work together to meet the requirements of the measurement agreement and applicable codes. This paper will discuss the various topics the designer must address and the methodology he must use to produce a satisfactory system

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