An In Depth Comparison of Four Gas Measurement Technologies; Orifice, Turbine, Ultrasonic and Coriolis

Recorded On: 02/24/2015

Global gas demand continues to outpace oil, increasing its contribution to overall energy use. Major upstream developments together with mid-stream transportation systems and downstream feed stock projects continue to increase. As this revolution evolves there will be a dramatic rise in the requirement for high accuracy measurement at every point in the gas value chain.

This value chain can be subdivided into four major categories within which metering is carried out; Gas Production, Gas Transmission, Gas Storage and Gas Distribution

Within these categories there is a huge array of different gas metering applications and a similar number of potential solutions. This can lead to confusion when selecting the optimum solution for the application. Two of the traditional approaches have been to use orifice plates or turbine meters however, newer technologies, in particular ultrasonic and coriolis meters, are being utilized more frequently. The aim of this presentation is to address meter selection and provide pointers to assist engineers within the four major categories listed above.

This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction discipline.

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Dan Hackett

Business Development Director, Ultrasonics

Mr. Hackett is Business Development Director – Ultrasonics for the Daniel Measurement & Control Division of Emerson Process Management based in Houston, Texas. Dan develops key business opportunities for Daniel's gas and liquid ultrasonic meter business and provides technical sales training to the Daniel sales channel as well as conducting measurement seminars throughout the world. He has extensive experience in custody transfer measurement of oil and gas.

Dan has authored numerous papers presented at various API, AGA, ISA and NEL conferences. He has participated on several committees and working groups of the API Committee on Petroleum Measurement, most recently Chapter 5.8 Measurement of Liquid Hydrocarbons by Ultrasonic Flow Meters. Dan is a member of the AGA Transmission Measurement Committee which is responsible for AGA 9 Measurement of Gas by Multipath Ultrasonic Meters. Dan is a 1980 graduate of Texas A&M University.

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Recorded 02/24/2015 Scheduled for 90 minutes.