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An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

The 10-day Gas Metering & Station Design & Operation, and Instrumentation, Measurement & Control of Gas Compressors

As of the moment, this course is currently not available on our training portfolio. If you wish to inquire or request a run for this seminar, e-mail us at info@euromatech.ae or call us at +971 4 457 1800.

Introduction  

Gas metering is such an important facet in the modern world. There are so many hidden factors to consider. What is allowed? What is not allowed? What is best practice? What standard should be adhered to? The list seems endless.

This unique EuroMaTech training course on Gas metering and Station Design & Operation has been designed to guide the engineers and other personnel, tasked with this all-important function, in considering all the options and opportunities available to them. It has been structured to assist in the design and operation of natural gas metering facilities. The workshop looks at applicable standards, research, good practice, maintenance issues, design issues, etc.

Participants attending the Gas Metering and Station Design and Operation training course will develop the following competencies:

  • A thorough understanding of options available for gas metering, and how the devices operate
  • An ability to suggest the most appropriate measuring device for a specific application
  • Consider associated equipment, instrumentation and devices that go with gas metering stations
  • Understand flow computing, with respect to flow standards and flow conditions


Programme Objectives  

EuroMaTech’s Gas Metering and Station Design and Operation training course aims to help participants to achieve the following objectives:  

  • Appreciate the most important gas measuring devices
  • Make appropriate suggestions of the correct instrument for a specific application
  • Take a gas metering station from the conception phase to a state of completeness and readiness
  • Design, select and calibrate according to well established standards
  • Ensure that all maintenance aspects have been considered and implemented correctly

Training Methodology 

The Gas Metering and Station Design and Operation training course will utilize well proven adult learning techniques, in order to ensure that maximum learning takes place. The focus will be on comprehension and information retention. This will include, but not be limited to, effective presentations, open discussions, simulations, paper exercises, individual and group exercises, and a computerised assessment of each chapter covered. Delegates will receive a comprehensive manual as well as a pdf version of the slides used. Questions are encouraged at all times.


Programme Summary

This EuroMaTech training course covers critical areas of importance. Participants will acquire and develop essential skills, at the right time and at the right pace, based on building up a rock-solid foundation on Modern Gas Metering and Station Design and Operation.


PROGRAM OUTLINE
Day 1 - Natural Gas Properties and Basic Fluid Laws
  • Gas properties
  • Thermodynamic state properties
  • Transport properties
  • Temperature and pressure measurement
  • Bernoulli’s equation
  • Friction losses
  • Ideal gas and assorted gas laws
Day 2 - General Characteristics, Performance of Flow Meters & Differential Flow Measurement
  • System characteristics
  • Instrumentation signals
  • Flow range
  • Performance
  • Sizing and calibration
  • Selection criteria
  • InstallatioOrifice
  • Venuri
  • Flow nozzles
  • Pitot and averaging pitot
  • AGA 3 standard
Day 3 - Positive Displacement and Turbine Measurement
  • Rotating vane
  • Oscillating piston
  • Oval gear
  • Helix meter
  • Slippage
  • Turbine meter
  • Rotating paddle meter
  • Erosion and corrosion
  • AGA 7 standard
Day 4 - Ultrasonic and Coriolis Flow Measurement
  • Time of flight
  • Doppler
  • Hybrid flow meters
  • Usage and installation considerations
  • AGA 8 standard
  • Coriolis principles
  • Coriolis performance
  • AGA 11 standard
  • Other forms of flow measurement (just for completeness)
Day 5 - Flow Measuring Systems and Other Considerations
  • Meter runs
  • Proving systems
  • Time delays
  • Quality systems
  • Custody transfer
  • Flow computers and communication
  • Calculation routines
  • Reporting procedures
  • Pipeline and Regulatory Auditors
Day 6 - Introduction to the World of Quality Measuring Instruments, Measurement Accuracy and Quality Assurance
  • Measurement standards
  • Traceability of standards
  • Quality assurance
  • Response
  • Systematic and other errors
  • Factors influencing accuracy
  • Probability and STD
  • Control limits
  • Statistical decision rules
  • Reproducibility
Day 7 - Sampling & Conditioning, and Gas Chromatography
  • Sampling and conditioning
  • Analyser systems
  • Analysis and sampling
  • Process conditions
  • Dead volume and phase diagrams
  • Specific engineering issues
  • Sample lag and sample recovery
  • Sampling example
  • Gas chromatography
  • Retention factor and columns
  • Band broadening
  • Carrier gasses and peak selection
  • Types of GC’s
  • Advanced process GCs
Day 8 - Heating Value, Oxygen and Moisture Analysis and Spectroscopy
  • Calorimetry
  • Heating values
  • Wobbe index and CARI
  • Causes of oxygen in natural gas
  • Oxygen measurement
  • Combustion possible interferences
  • Background gas interference
  • Types of spectral absorption
  • Spectral ranges
  • Diffraction methods
  • Assorted spectrometers
  • Dealing with results
Day 9 - Process Control and Loop Tuning for Gas Processes
  • Process control
    • Feed back
    • Feed forward
    • Open vs closed loop
  • The PID controller
  • Open loop tuning
  • Closed loop tuning
  • Other methods of tuning
Day 10 - Measurement Uncertainty

10 – Measurement Uncertainty

  • The need
  • Statistical considerations
  • Precision and bias
  • Sensitivity
  • Combined uncertainty
  • Examples

VAT Announcement: The Government of UAE have introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services from 01-January-2018. In compliance with the legislation issued by the UAE Government, we will be applying a 5% VAT on the fees for all our programs and services offered from January 2018 as applicable and stipulated in the FTA circulars.

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