Orifice Meter Inspection – An Important but Forgotten Part of Measurement

August 2016, Vol. 243, No. 8

By Blaine D. Sawchuck, P.E., Vice President, Engineering, Canada Pipeline Accessories Co. Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

You attended standards meetings and various measurement schools around the globe and met with your engineering peers to design the most cost-effective meter runs or meter stations. You believe everything is designed as best as it could be. The product is inspected prior to release and acceptance at the fabrication shop, but the Inspection was not thorough enough and the inspector missed key elements of the meter run. This is about to cost you possible millions of dollars in measurement error of up to and possibly over 2.8%. This article lists the measurement effects and…

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