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Southwestern Gas Measurement Short Course (Now called ISHM) Publications (1926)

International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement

Making A Pressure Survey
Author(s): Logan W. Cary
Abstract/Introduction:
My subject pressure surveys, deals with so many problems that are directly responsible for satisfactory service and the net profits of the company, that only a few points will be taken up in this discussion
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Outline Of Course
Author(s): G. B. Helmrich
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My subject is the outline of the course. There is not much that I need to say about that. We tried to make our program clear, just as clear as we could in order that you might get the desired information. There are a few remarks that I might make in an attempt to clear up the situation. In our program we have attempted to cover all types of meters that you may meet with in the midcontinent field. You will notice in the program the so called section A, which is the meter mens shop practice section, and section B for the gas engineers and superintendents. Those interested in such problems as distribution, theory of gas measurement and kindred problems will be interested in section B. As you will note from the program the lectures and classroom work will be common to both sections in the morning sessions and extending to about 2 pm in the afternoon sessions. Then we will separate and those who came for shop practice will go down to the laboratory.
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Relation Of Corporation Commission To Short Courses
Author(s): B. P. Stockwell
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It is rather convenient to have a fellow to speak just at any minute, so Professor Helmrich has asked me to fill in. I was very much interested in matter mentioned by our dean. Possibly I know dean Felgat a little better than some of the rest of you. He is absolutely conscientious in everything he says. He gives very good advice and I can say form experience it is good advice to follow. In talking about back to the farm movement I can say that is a movement very hard to dodge in the school so watch your step. I dont know exactly what Mr. Helmrich wanted me to say about the relation of the Corporation Commissions to this school, but I will say this, that the interest that the companies has in this school is the same interest that the companies have, that you have, an interest in better and more accurate measurement of gas.
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Recording Instruments
Author(s): S. W. Case
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A recording instrument in manner just as name applies, that is, it furnishes an automatic registration or permanent record, picturing the time various fluctuations occur and the duration of various irregularities.
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Practical Methods And Apparatus For Determination Of Specific Gravity Of Natural Gas
Author(s): E. L. Rawlins
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The accuracy of volumetric measurement of natural gas, while flowing, depends largely upon the accurate determination of the specific gravity of the gas. Other factors, such as temperature and compressibility or deviation from Boyles law, must, of course, also be considered, but the present paper will be limited to the discussion of specific gravity and how it can be measured.
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Making A Leakage Survey
Author(s): J. H. Mobley
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The making of leakage survey is an endeavor to determine and catalogue, with a certain degree of accuracy, the location and extent of leakage existing in the various units of a distribution system. This work of cataloguing the leakage is done preceding a leakage correction program so that the greatest amount of leakage may be corrected for the least amount of money. The leakage survey makes this possible since it will locate those sections of the system in which the rates of leakage are the highest.
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Meter Records
Author(s): J. Howard Mathews
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In thinking of gas service we are likely to have in mind only heating value and pressure. It is not always realized that service covers more than pressure and heating value. An analysis of the reports of any utility or of any regulatory body, however, will show almost every conceivable objection to service, and not the least among them will be complaints of fast meters.
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Iron Meters And Regulators
Author(s): L. C. Duncan
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Equitable meter and manufacturer Co Dallas Texas. During the past several years there has been a tendency on the part of most gas companies to use meters which have a greater degree of accuracy and which measure the product which they have to sell, with a higher efficiency. For this purpose the orifice meter and the large capacity positive meter has become almost a standard proposition with all gas companies who find it necessary to measure large volumes of gas either at high or low pressures.
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Orifice Meters And Pressure Recorders
Author(s): J. B. Mcmahon
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There are two types of gas meters in general use one the positive meter which measures the volume of gas being passed by actually displacing the entire volume through a system of diaphragms chambers with a suitable index mechanism for registering the number of such displacements in terms of cubic feet of gas. The other and the one which I have been asked to discuss is the orifice meter which is probably most satisfactorily used for larger volumes and higher pressures.
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Positive Meters And Proportional Meters - Ironclad Cast Iron Dry Gas Meter
Author(s): Joseph Klein
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The ironclad meter is a dry positive meter using two leather diaphragms. It is made in sizes No 1, 300 cubic foot per hour, No 2, 500 cubic foot per hour, No 3, 800 cubic foot per hour, No 4 1500 cubic foot per hour. In the Ironclad meter the inlet is on the left hand side when facing the meter dial. If this is kept in mind, a meter need never be set backwards.
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Tin Meters
Author(s): Norton Mckean
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I will just touch briefly on the history of consumer meters that you may know the number of years this meter has been in use and the wonderful record for accuracy and durability it has made for itself since it was invented.
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Natural Gas Analysis
Author(s): B. L. Maulsby
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It is not my intention to bore you with an extensive discussion of the technicalities of gas analysis, but rather to speak briefly upon the value of gas analysis to the gas industry. I take it for granted that all of you have a general idea of the analysis process, therefore it will only be necessary to refresh your memories a bit for you to be able to follow what I have to say.
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Range Of Application Of Large Positive And Orifice Meters
Author(s): W. F. Owens
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There has been much discussion regarding the type of meter to use on each class of service. In order to arrive at any definite conclusion, a thorough study of the load conditions must first be made. If the meter is located in a place not easily accessible for constant attention and the load is fairly constant, either an orifice or a positive meter may be used with a weekly chart, or with a recording gauge which drives from the index of the meter. For industrial loads up to 400 H.P. a large capacity positive meter, or meters set in manifold, operate very satisfactorily. This gives a small industrial plant a method of checking their gas by daily meter readings.
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Care, Handling, And Installation Of Gas Meters
Author(s): Chas. A. Breitnung
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In dealing with a subject of this nature, I am inclined to be a good deal like the old plantation Negro in the state of Louisiana who came to visit a son in Shreveport and returning to the plantation was telling of his experiences. He said do you know I have been up dar to visit my son, and he was burning gas. You know how that was? Dar was no coal and dar was no wood and I didnt know what was burning. I asked darter in law and she says Ill show you. And she reached down and she pushed a button and de fire went out. Den she turn de button back the other way and lit a match and dar was fire. I tell you sire dat air gas aint nothing but just wind.
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Measurement Of Gas In Large Volumes And At High Pressure
Author(s): John Diehl
Abstract/Introduction:
The types of meters used for measurement of large volumes are the large capacity positive, proportional and orifice meters. The construction of these meters and their characteristics are well known and do not require explanation in detail. The type which is used as determined by the limits of accuracy, initial cost, maintenance cost and characteristics of the gas.
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The Cubic Foot Bottle And Meter Prover
Author(s): Norton Mckean, D. Mcdonald
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The cubic foot bottle consists of a water tank with three uprights attached to the tank, a top frame joining the three uprights at the top and grooved wheel mounted on the top frame. A cable runs over the wheel to one end of which is attached the brass cubic foot bottle and from the other is suspended a balance weight.
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Gas Department Records
Author(s): J. W. Barlett
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When a well is completed to which we ay connect, or a new customer is to be added, or a line is to be laid, advance notice is given to the Gas Measurement Department, in order that it may be prepared to measure the gas. This advance notice gives all of the available information, such as location, rock pressure, and open flow. In most cases the field foreman who makes the connection proceeds without further instructions from the gas measurement department, as general instructions covering most installations have already been issued however, when any special arrangement is necessary he is immediately notified.
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Pipe Protective Coatings
Author(s): E. m. Converse
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The subject I am to discuss is one that has been studied by experts it is being studied every day. I do not wish to pose before you as an expert on corrosion, but having followed it in a commercial, as well as laboratory way, I will try and bring to your mind some of the reasons why you had this difficulty and some of the reasons why it is possible to be coped with under majority of conditions. When I received a message that I might be permitted to address this gathering, it being a meter educational project, I wondered just how to present this proposition, in the most comprehensible manner, thus I may refer to No-Ox-Id, a rust preventative that is built to cope with the various conditions producing rust.
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Gas Pressure Regulators
Author(s): W. S. Ralston
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With the advent of natural gas for fuel and light, delivered from its sources in the solid rock, where it had been confined foe ages, often under enormous pressure, came the problem of reducing and controlling the gas at a safe and uniform pressure for lighting and heating purposes
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Gas Distribution Problems
Author(s): R. F. Hinchey
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The force is told the name of the city plant to be inspected and information pertaining to the size of the plant, location, name of agent, together with instructions to the inspector in charge, is forwarded from the general auditor. With a general outline of the requirements, to avoid delay, an order is placed for the necessary supplies, such as inspection books, etc. Badges are necessary credentials are usually provided. A general discussion of the rules and regulations governing the operation of the plant takes place, after which the force moves with little loss of time to the assignment. The inspector in charge presents is letter at once to the agent, determines the territory in which gas is served, number of accounts, types of meter, special rates, draws from a map the various divisions of the city plant for the men, assures the agent of the prompt support of the force that conditions in need or prompt attention will be placed before him immediately, and inquire of the agent if there are any matter of information in which the force can be of service.
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The Sprague Meter
Author(s): H. A. Kahler
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The first Sprague gas meter was invented by h. h. Sprague of Bridgeport Connecticut and was placed on the market 1900. In 1907 the original No 1 meter was considerably improved and was called the No 1a to distinguish it from the early No 1 type, this No 1A being constantly improved
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Gas Pressure Regulators
Author(s): T. G. Laney
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We have several new valves which we would like to bring to your attention. Particularly, a valve which has recently been brought out by us in which we have endeavored to eliminate all the friction which may be caused by levers or dash pots. Our whole though in this matter is to give you a valve that will act quickly and give close regulation.
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The Reynolds Control On Chaplin Fulton Regulator
Author(s): H. D. Handcock
Abstract/Introduction:
Before installing a control on any regulator, the latter should be thoroughly cleaned and placed in good conditions. The accompanying sketch clearly illustrates the method of installation
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The Reynolds District Station Governor
Author(s): H. D. Handcock
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This governor is set up as described in the accompanying sketch.
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