Expro Excellence
Acumen
Non-intrusive solution for in-line ultrasonic meter verification
Customer challenges
  • General Petroleum Company (GPC) had concerns about their actual fuel gas consumption from the natural gas supply line provided by the distributor to their oil plant. They believed the in-line ultrasonic meter for custody transfer was reading higher and as a result, they were paying an estimated $40K per month for gas they do not consume
  • GPC needed to measure the gas flow rate within a reliable accuracy range without stopping or diverting the gas flow
  • A replacement in-line ultrasonic meter for custody transfer was believed to be required to assure the reliability of the distributor flow rates and the customer wanted to verify the functionality before any additional CAPEX investment
  • An intrusive measurement device would require stopping or diverting the gas flow which could result in the partial shutdown of the facility
  • Expro were approached to provide an optimal and robust non-intrusive measurement solution to verify the gas flow rates
Expro Excellence
  • Expro supplied a 4-inch and 6-inch clamp-on ActiveSONAR supported by a metering technician to measure multiple branches on the natural gas supply line from the distributor to GPC’s plant
  • The flowlines were insulated with a thick layer of polyethylene (PE) which could not be removed and therefore Expro provided a specifically designed adaptor to ensure a robust meter installation
  • Data was provided over an 8-hour test period simultaneously on both branches
  • The operation was performed with a very small footprint and required a minimal crew to operate and no power generators were used
Value to client
  • GPC received a non-intrusive solution with no disruption to supply
  • The customer was also able to verify the distributor rates provided by the in-line ultrasonic meter and was able to precisely spot check the gas consumption without any shutdown or disruption
  • Expro’s non-intrusive solution proved that the inline ultrasonic meter was functioning properly and saved GPC the cost of purchasing a replacement custody transfer meter or calibration of the existing one
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Non-intrusive solution for in-line ultrasonic meter verification

In Brief
Expro provided an optimal and robust non-intrusive measurement solution to verify the gas flow rates
Product Line
Acumen
Region
Middle East And North Africa
Customer challenges
  • General Petroleum Company (GPC) had concerns about their actual fuel gas consumption from the natural gas supply line provided by the distributor to their oil plant. They believed the in-line ultrasonic meter for custody transfer was reading higher and as a result, they were paying an estimated $40K per month for gas they do not consume
  • GPC needed to measure the gas flow rate within a reliable accuracy range without stopping or diverting the gas flow
  • A replacement in-line ultrasonic meter for custody transfer was believed to be required to assure the reliability of the distributor flow rates and the customer wanted to verify the functionality before any additional CAPEX investment
  • An intrusive measurement device would require stopping or diverting the gas flow which could result in the partial shutdown of the facility
  • Expro were approached to provide an optimal and robust non-intrusive measurement solution to verify the gas flow rates
Expro Excellence
  • Expro supplied a 4-inch and 6-inch clamp-on ActiveSONAR supported by a metering technician to measure multiple branches on the natural gas supply line from the distributor to GPC’s plant
  • The flowlines were insulated with a thick layer of polyethylene (PE) which could not be removed and therefore Expro provided a specifically designed adaptor to ensure a robust meter installation
  • Data was provided over an 8-hour test period simultaneously on both branches
  • The operation was performed with a very small footprint and required a minimal crew to operate and no power generators were used
Value to client
  • GPC received a non-intrusive solution with no disruption to supply
  • The customer was also able to verify the distributor rates provided by the in-line ultrasonic meter and was able to precisely spot check the gas consumption without any shutdown or disruption
  • Expro’s non-intrusive solution proved that the inline ultrasonic meter was functioning properly and saved GPC the cost of purchasing a replacement custody transfer meter or calibration of the existing one
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