Equipment, Facilities and Maintenance > Liquid & Gas Flowmetering & Custody Measurement

About this Training Course

This 3 full-day course will familiarize process, instrumentation and custody transfer engineers with the procedures and practices involved in the choice of flowmetering systems. It will address these points in relation to both single- and multi-phase flows and will give guidance on the optimum commercially available flowmeters through a detailed comparison of their relative merits. Flowmeter calibration is crucial to these topics.

The course also covers the related issues of lease automatic custody transfer, loss control and control production losses. In this area the industry accepted application of Coriolis meters is discussed in detail. There will be many worked examples and case studies together with an extensive use of videos.

By attending this course, participants will acquire the following knowledge and skills:

  • Apply an in-depth knowledge to the topics of liquid and gas flowmetering and custody measurement as well as to the fluid mechanics of pipe flows
  • Assess flow measurement uncertainty in terms of the actual flowrate
  • Distinguish between the different flowmeter types including delta p, displacement, rotary-inferential, fluid oscillatory, electromagnetic, ultrasonic and Coriolis mass flowmeters and to determine the optimum choice for a given application
  • Define and classify the various regimes of multiphase flow measurement and to understand the relative attributes of the main industrial multiphase flowmeters in the determination of flowrate and quality
  • Understand the various types of flow calibration, metering system and provers including static and dynamic measurement, meter proving, prover loop and custody transfer
  • Carry out tank measurement and tank calibration methods and to calculate net sellable quantities
  • Explain in detail the different types, methods and techniques used in lease automatic custody transfer
  • Discuss pipeline considerations made in the metering of liquid products
  • Employ systematic techniques in loss control, monitor and control production losses
  • Apply the various API standards applicable to custody measurement and to perform basic calculations on custody problems

This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of liquid and gas flowmetering and custody measurement for instrumentation, inspection, control, custody, metering and process engineers and other technical staff. Further, piping engineers, pipelines engineers, mechanical engineers, operations engineers, maintenance engineers, plant/field supervisors and foremen and loss control coordinators will also benefit from this course.

  • Basic or Foundation

Your expert course leader is a Senior Mechanical & Instrumentation Engineer (UK, B. Sc., M.Eng., Ph D) with over 45 years of industrial experience in Process Control & Instrumentation, Pumps, Compressors, Turbines and Control Valve Technology.

He is currently a Senior Independent Consultant to various petrochemical industries in the UK, USA, Oman, Kuwait and KSA where he provides consultancy services on both the application and operational constraints of process equipment in the oil & gas industries.

During his early career, he held key positions in Rolls Royce (UK) where he was involved in the design of turbine blading for jet engines, subject to pre-specified distributions of pressure. During this period and since, he has also been closely involved in various aspects of Turbomachinery, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics where he has become a recognised authority in these areas.

Later, he joined the academic staff of University of Liverpool in the UK as a Professor in Mechanical Engineering Courses. A substantial part of his work has been concerned with detailed aspects of Flowmetering – both single & multiphase flows. He has supervised doctoral research students in this area in collaboration with various European flowmeter manufacturers.

He joined Haward Technology Middle East in 2002 and was later appointed as European Manager (a post which has since lapsed) and has delivered over 150 training courses in Flowmeasurement (single- and multi-phase), Control, Heat Exchangers, Pumps, Turbines, Compressors, Valve and Valve Selection as well as other topics throughout the UK, USA, Oman and Kuwait. During the last two years, he has delivered courses with other training companies operating in the Far and Middle East. He has published about 150 papers in various Engineering Journals and International Conferences and has contributed to textbooks on the topics listed above.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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