Demonstrating the uncertainty of a measurement system is a contractual and regulatory requirement. Not maintaining an uncertainty budget can result in exposure to conditions such as measurement error bias, and without a prior and agreed knowledge of the estimated uncertainty, a meaningful comparison between target and actual performance cannot be achieved – resulting in dispute.
Measurement uncertainty should therefore be considered throughout the entire life of a flow measurement system – from system design and engineering prior to installation, and whilst in operation.
However, there are multiple systems, designs and configurations which can be used to measure oil and gas; each with varying impacts on measurement uncertainty.
The uncertainty in your flow measurement will depend on the meter selected, the standards used for the calculations, the manufacturer, model and range for each item of primary and secondary instrumentation, and factors such as whether density is measured using a densitometer or calculated from the composition – all adding to the complexity of measurement uncertainty.
UNCERTAINTYPLUS removes the uncertainty from your uncertainty assessment by enabling designers, flow measurement engineers and operators to determine the estimated uncertainty of a flow measurement system for a given set of operating conditions. Furthermore, it will validate and prove the actual uncertainty performance aligned to the required standards.
UNCERTAINTYPLUS from KELTON is available on an annual licenced basis. As the oil and gas industry, technology and regulations evolve, so does our leading software applications. We continue to refine our software to ensure it is aligned to the latest industry standards, and to enhance the user experience. The annual licence means you always have the latest software application and therefore the best value for your investment. Furthermore, every UNCERTAINTYPLUS licence provides access to our back-office experts and support functions. Contact your local KELTON office or in-country partner for a quotation – Contact Us.
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