API MPMS 23.1
Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards Chapter 23.1 Reconciliation of Liquid Pipeline Quantities
|Publication Date:||1 June 2016|
This publication provides methodologies for monitoring liquid pipeline loss/gain and for determining the normal loss/gain level for any given pipeline system. Troubleshooting suggestions are also presented.
This document does not establish industry standards for loss/gain level because each system is individual and exhibits its own loss/gain level and/or patterns under normal operating conditions.
The document provides operational and statistically based tools for identifying when a system has deviated from normal, the magnitude of the deviation, and guidelines for identifying the causes of deviation from normal.
Field of Application
The primary application of this publication is in custody transfer liquid pipeline systems in which there is provision for measuring all liquids that enter the system and exit the system, as well as liquid inventory within the system. The application is not intended for nonliquid or mixed-phase systems.
The applications and examples in this document are intended primarily for custody transfer pipeline systems, but the principles may be applied to any system that involves the measurement of liquids into and out of the system and possibly, inventory of liquids within the system. Such systems may include pipelines, marine terminals, marine voyages, bulk loading or storage terminals, tank farms, and rail and trucking systems.