April 2021, Vol. 248, No. 4


Diagnostic in Bidirectional Prover - An Innovative Approach

By Chandulal N. Bhatasana, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi It is important to accurately measure hydrocarbon commodities transferred through pipelines or marine terminals to maximize revenue generation at the point where the ownership of the commodity is transferred.   Therefore, it is essential to quantify and adjust for the performance of flow meters, such as turbine meters, ultrasonic meters, Coriolis meters, etc., for the variations in characteristic of fluid, operating process conditions, etc.   It is well established in the custody/allocation industry to use a meter prover that provides an actionable corrective meter factor (MF) to facilitate defensible and traceable measure

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