Flow Measurement Training Course

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Fiscal and custody transfer systems play a key role in the hydrocarbon industry as they have a direct impact on the revenue stream and profitability. A small error due to the applied methods and measurement may cost the buyer or the seller millions of dollars.

KELTON offers a three-day flow measurement-training course for hydrocarbon liquid and gas, and the instrumentation involved. The course will benefit delegates with little knowledge of flow measurement as well as experienced instrument and metering engineers. This course has been conducted for many years with over 5,000 delegates having attended.

CPD Accreditation

Delegates attending the KELTON accredited three-day course can request a CPD Certificate of Attendance and record their attendance towards their formal CPD requirements for their professional body, institute or employer.

Accredited CPD Course


Key Objectives of the Standard Flow Measurement Training Courses

  • Identification of the key design requirements of liquid and gas fiscal and custody transfer metering systems
  • Understand the terminology, definitions and international standards utilised within measurement systems
  • Understand the Importance of low measurement uncertainty in quantity and quality measurement systems
  • Understand the principles and applications of multiple meters/meter runs, flow computers, quality systems, calibration, verification, proving and supporting systems
  • Understand the fundamental requirements for traceability, auditability and the determination of system uncertainty.
  • Appreciation and understanding of the importance and impact of flow profiles in relation to flow measurements; laminar flow, turbulent flow and swirl
  • Understand the problems with erosion, corrosion, cavitation and obstructions in liquid and gas fiscal and custody transfer metering systems
  • Be able to describe and understand current meter technology, Installation requirements and applications, with regards to flow meters utilised for liquid and gas measurement; including differential pressure (DP) measurement, turbine meters, Coriolis flow measurement and ultrasonic flow measurement
  • Understand the requirements and impact of temperature and pressure measurements
  • Understand the requirements of the measurement of density;
    • Liquid densitometers
    • Gas densitometers
    • Determination from composition
  • Understand the various types of liquid meter proving systems;
    • Master meter
    • Volume
    • Displacement
  • Understand gas meter verification systems;
    • In series
    • Z-configuration
  • Understand the relevance, requirements and importance of sampling;
    • Manual sampling
    • Automatic samplers
  • Understand the key functionality and operation of gas chromatographs
  • Understand the fundamentals of flow computers, calculation routines and verification

Learning Outcomes

Each delegate will achieve a detailed understanding of the following theoretical aspects;

  • The legal and commercial requirements for hydrocarbon liquid/gas metering
  • Appreciate design criteria and importance of accuracy in quantity and quality measurements
  • Basics of measurement uncertainty
  • Measurement concepts and types of error
  • The concepts, principles of operation and equipment used for typical liquid/gas metering systems, gas chromatographs, meter proving, sampling and analysis
  • The concepts, principle of operation and hardware used for typical flow computers, prover control microcomputers and supervisory systems
  • Typical operations, control functions and record keeping requirements for hydrocarbon liquid/gas metering systems

Each delegate will be issued with a certificate of attendance on completion of the course.

Administration and Enquiries

Locations Training courses in the UK will be conducted at the dedicated KELTON training facility in Aberdeen. Overseas venues will be advised and based on demand and in a location to suit the mix of delegates.
Duration The standard course lasts for three days from 0830 to 1600 with one hour for lunch.
Fees & Payment

The typical fees per delegate will be as follows:

  • Aberdeen accredited flow measurement course—£1,750.00
  • Euroloop accredited flow measurement course—€2,450.00
  • Overseas accredited flow measurement course—$3,000.00
  • Bespoke courses—Price on application
  • Discounts may apply to customers sending more than one delegate

The fees include lunch, refreshments and a softcopy of the course material. Local taxes are also excluded. Payment must be received before the course date.

Cancellation If cancellation is received more than two weeks prior to the course date you will receive a full refund less £100.00 per delegate administration charge. If the cancellation is received within the two weeks prior to the course start date, there will be no refund. If you cannot attend a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. Cancellations or amendments must be confirmed in writing before the course start date.


Dedicated Courses

KELTON also provide bespoke flow measurement training courses that are designed to suit customer requirements. These courses can be three or five days depending on the range of equipment and topics to be addressed. Many of the courses are delivered on site. Customers include; Shell, Centrica, Hess, DUSUP, RasGas, Qatargas, SPDC, Qatar Shell, BAPCO, BG and many more.

Other Courses Available

  • Two-day flow measurement of hydrocarbon liquid
  • Two-day flow measurement of gas
  • Introduction to flow measurement auditing
  • Introduction to uncertainty in measurement
  • Introduction to allocation systems
  • Bespoke courses


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