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Custody Transfer of Liquid

FLNGFiscal metering / custody transfers are all about throughput: quantity! But what about quality? In Fiscal metering / custody transfers, the quality or pipeline contents during production and/or custody transfers is often underestimated. This is despite the fact that it is becoming increasingly more important due to stronger variations in compositions around the globe and the scarce nature of Oil and Gas.

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Custody transfer of Crude Oil

TEAMKPS is headquartered in the Rotterdam Europoort area, one of the world's largest oil import and oil export harbours. The Turn-Key KPS Automatic Sampling Systems are installed in this area at all the major Oil Storage Terminals and Refineries for custody transfer or fiscal metering purposes. The primary function is to either draw up or verify the bill of loading on the pipeline contents.

Custody Transfer / Fiscal Metering at TEAM Terminal:

team2TEAM Terminal is one of the largest oil storage and transhipment companies in Rotterdam's Europoort Area. With Esso, BP, and Aramco as shareholders, TEAM Terminal handles 30 million m3 crude oil annually. A recent project at TEAM Terminal was to build an automatic crude oil Jet-Mix sampling system for one of the main custody transfers / fiscal metering points at TEAM Terminal.

Since KPS has supplied the installed base on all of the major import and export lines, KPS was selected to supply this custody transfer and fiscal metering system. The custody transfer contained a bi-directional flow through a pipe with a diameter of more than one meter. A requirement of the fiscal metering system was that the crude oil could be analysed with the highest accuracy class of the ISO 3171.

team-terminalThe independent certification company SGS concluded that the custody transfer / fiscal metering system had an outstanding performance in accordance with the highest accuracy class. This allows TEAM terminal to act in the interests of their users, to better determine the composition of the crude oil at custody transfers / fiscal measurements. Hence to better control the bill of loading, refute claims and to pay unnecessary tax loads.
The KPS supplied automatic sampling system was capable of providing a truly representative composite sample, giving both the user and his client confidence during custody transfers and fiscal measurements.

More info on KPS Automatic Sampling Systems

The KPS automated sampling systems installed at AWG and K14 have been running for several years now and after the initial start-up without a need for maintenance.

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