An advanced integrated measurement
) process for hydrocarbon streams can significantly improve the accuracy and accountability of an organization’s volume and energy calculations…generally reducing operating expenses while minimizing “Lost and Un-Accounted For” (LUAF) quantities. The primary functions of an advanced i-measurement
process should include centralized data validation and editing; an integrated link to field and laboratory data; auto-import capabilities; Internet leverage for timely data transfer, as well as flexible access to finalized measurement data and reports; comprehensive data archiving; and reliable DR/BC (Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity) contingencies.
As we strive for zero-error tolerance in measuring every Btu or gallon of hydrocarbon, it’s a constant challenge to ensure that the costs of our efforts do not exceed the derived benefits. One area through which our industry has made substantial cost-benefit improvements is electronic flow measurement (EFM), where advanced i-measurement solutions can improve accuracy, accountability, data integrity, flow and well data management, remote data retrieval, and, with a well-executed measurement policy, the bottom line.
While the “i” in i-measurement
is most closely associated with integration, there are many other relevant descriptors, including infrastructure, the Internet, integrity, intelligence, interchange, etc. For a more detailed review of advanced measurement processing, as well as an introduction to Coastal Flow’s innovative approach to i-measurement
, please click here
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