Summary of a Report on Gas Flow Measurement
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- Petroleum Society of Canada
- Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology
- Publication Date
- June 1962
- Document Type
- Journal Paper
- 94 - 94
- 1962. Petroleum Society of Canada
- 4.3 Flow Assurance
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A study group was formed in February, 1961 by the CIM-AIME, EdmontonSection, to consider gas measurement problems encountered by the oil and gasproduction industry in Alberta. The prime purpose of the group was toco-ordinate the efforts of all those working on the problem and to provide aforum for the exchange of opinions, ideas and field results.
Sixteen organizations were represented at the inaugural meeting. Theseorganizations included oil and gas producers, gas transmission and gas utilityoperators, the University of Alberta and the Oil and Gas ConservationBoard.
The objectives of the group were:
- To review all methods of gas flow measurement suitable for use in the oiland gas industry.
- To evaluate the instruments employing these methods.
- To determine who has tested and/or accepted these instruments.
- To determine the accuracy and dependability of these instruments underspecified conditions.
- To determine the relative economies of the use of these instruments.
- To draw up a list of criteria which could be used for determining thesuitability of methods and instruments for gas flow measurement.
To achieve these objectives, four committees were formed to investigate thefollowing:
- Orifice meters
- Positive displacement meters
- Mass flow meters
- Other methods of gas flow measurement.
The material prepared by these committees forms the basis of thisreport.
After a general introduction to the basic theory and principles of gasmeasurement, the report details all of the methods which may be applied to gasmeasurement. There are twenty-six different methods considered under thefollowing six general headings:
(a) Differential head meters
(b) Variable area meters
(c) Velocity flow meters
(d) Mass flow meters
(e) Positive displacement meters
(f) Miscellaneous meters
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