As challenging as it may be, effectively delivering training is an increasingly important issue for today’s energy company. Expediting training is also important for companies. Standards-based training can be difficult because it requires an instructor who has familiarity with applicable standards and can relate the importance of the measurement practice. Companies recognize that by developing a thorough understanding of gas measurement, personnel can contribute to maximizing measurement accuracy, thereby directly affecting the revenue generated through the sale, purchase, or transportation of natural gas.
In addition to the topics covered in our Gas Measurement Fundamentals & EFM Best Practices course, instruction addresses linear meters (coriolis, ultrasonic, and turbine), the complete EGM system (primary, secondary and tertiary devices), and the impact of measurement uncertainty based on processes and practices. The second week combines both lecture and hands-on exercises based on following industry standards and how deviation can induce measurement error.
Participants have two options to gain a certification in gas measurement fundamentals: take the 9 days (over 2 consecutive weeks) or split the two weeks over time. We offer the full certification course 3 times each year, and the Gas Measurement Fundamentals & EFM Best Practices course (the first week) 4 times each year.
- Explore the fundamentals of gas flow measurement, including natural gas chemistry and physical behavior
- Understand common standard conditions of measurement in quantity and quality determination
- Fundamental physical laws that define the behavior of gases
- Learn the relationship between primary and secondary elements in gas measurement, gas composition, gas laws, and industry definitions.
- Discover the best practices of electronic flow measurement
- How to conduct and witness a meter test
- How to take a meter out of service
- Understand industry standards for custody transfer and non-custody transfer measurement
- Get an overview of the industry organizations and the people who write measurement standards
- How measurement language in contracts guides field operation procedures
- What makes a sample representative of the gas stream
- What are the various sample techniques
- Main challenges of collecting samples and how they are overcome
- How gas chromatography is used to determine the quality of a gas and to calculate its physical properties
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This certification course takes a comprehensive approach in a condensed format by combining theory, exercises, hands-on activities, and assessment (testing) delivered by professionals in the oil & gas industry with current knowledge and years of experience. By placing emphasis on industry standards and best practices, participants can learn the why of following standard procedures properly and safely.
- Gas measurement fundamentals
- Electronic flow measurement best practices
- Flow measurement (ultrasonic, turbine, coriolis, vortex, and insertion meters)
- Transmitters, calibration, and flow computers
- Pressure regulators
- Gas chromatographs and samplers hands-on
- Moisture and H2S analyzers
The material is taught in a condensed format for efficiency and adapted to the individual learning requirements of the students in attendance.