Training course: Fiscal metering of natural gas, wet gas metering and impact of new gases

Best practices in design & operation of fiscal metering and gas production stations
Energy storage webinar series

Are you sure that ambient conditions at natural gas fiscal metering stations are not influencing your volume, temperature and pressure measurement? And do you know the causes of your unaccounted for gas? Find out how to design and operate your fiscal metering stations in order to minimise systematic errors. Learn how to judge whether the company that measures your natural gas is generating accurate data and push your gas balance to the equilibrium.

Since the Netherlands adopted natural gas in the 1960s, DNV has been involved in the design and operation of natural gas metering stations. Optimising combustion processes in terms of efficiency, emissions and safeguarding equipment was another subject since the 60’s. In 2013, DNV introduced a multiphase flow test loop, which is used to assess wet gas and multiphase flow meters.

Your benefits

After attending this course, you will have gained both practical and theoretical knowledge of designing and operating fiscal metering systems for natural gas. You will understand the principles of designing and operating your fiscal metering stations in order to minimise systematic errors and how this will help you push your gas balance to equilibrium. You will be fully aware of the fact that designing an accurate measurement system not only requires sound knowledge of metering techniques, but also practical experience of do’s and don’ts. Errors in measurement data have direct financial implications, making this knowledge very valuable to you and your organisation.

Course topics

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Introduction
    • General introduction
    • AC vs. DC
  • HVDC system technology
    • DC converter technology
    • Transients and over-voltages
  •  HVDC cable system design parameters
    • Specific design parameters
    • Compare with AC considerations to understand differences in design focus
  •  HVDC cable materials
    • Materials & developments (MI, XLPE)
    • Space charges
    • Electric fields
  • HVDC cable joints and terminations
    • Discontinuities in joints and terminations
    • Electric field controls
  •  HVDC cable installation on land and subsea
    • Cable installations on land and sea
    • Installation procedures
  •   HVDC cable ageing and cable failures
    • Ageing of cables in general
    • HVDC specific issues (PD and corrosion)
    • Failure mode and effect analysis
  •  Quality assurance and quality control, inspections and testing
    • QA/QC during manufacturing and installation
    • Introduction of standards and CIGRE guidelines
    • Discussions regarding tests
  •  Asset management of HVDC power cables in ooperation
    •  Asset management, maintenance, remaining life, tests and condition assessments
    • Fault localisation
    • Introduction to failure investigations and analysis techniques

Practical information

For the following items, please refer to the registration form:

  • Course dates
  • Venue details
  • Registration fee
  • Payment and cancellation conditions

The training and all course materials will be in English. To encourage active participation, the number of participants is limited to 20. Click here for more information and to register for the upcoming course.

In-company and customized training courses

On request, DNV can also develop customized and in-company training courses. Content, location and duration of the course can be adapted to your specific needs.

For more information please contact us

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