API MPMS 7.3
Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards Chapter 7.3 Temperature Determination-Fixed Automatic Tank Temperature Systems
|Publication Date:||1 October 2011|
This standard describes the methods, equipment, and procedures for determining the temperature of petroleum and petroleum products under static conditions by the use of an automatic method. Automatic temperature measurement is discussed for custody transfer and inventory control for both onshore and marine measurement applications.
Temperatures of hydrocarbon liquids under static conditions can be determined by measuring the temperature of the liquid at specific locations. Examples of where static temperature determination is required include storage tanks, ships and barges.
The application of this standard is restricted to automatic methods for the determination of temperature using fixed automatic tank thermometer (ATT) systems for hydrocarbons having a Reid Vapor Pressure at or below 101.325 kPa (14.696 psia).
Although not included in the scope, requirements in this standard or other Chapter 7 Sections (see the Foreword) can be used for other fluids and other applications including petroleum liquids having Reid vapor pressures in excess of 101.325 kPa (14.696 psia) tanks with inert gas systems and cryogenic liquids. However, such applications can require different performance and installation specifications.