Auditing and Metrology Control of Fiscal Metering Systems for Oil and Gas (MET-SC 0519)

Course Details:

Course Title   : Auditing and Metrology Control of Fiscal Metering Systems for Oil and Gas

Course Code  : MET-SC 0519

Department    : Legal and Industrial Metrology

Date               : 22nd July to 27th July 2019

Place              : College of Business Education, Dar es Salaam

Mode of Study: Theory, tutorials and site visit

Rationale of the course:
Auditing, Validation and metrology control of fiscal metering or custody transfer is extremely important when oil and gas transactions take place between the exchanging parties (supplier and the buyer). The flow measurement accuracy must be assured when money change hands. Payment made in custody transfer transactions is usually made as the function of the amount of fluid (oil or gas) transferred, so accuracy is paramount simply because a small error in measurement can cause huge financial losses. Therefore ‘’an inaccurate device can cost either the buyer or the seller millions of dollars, due to reading discrepancies’’

Target Delegates:

The course is of particular interest to the following groups of participants;
(i) Employee and contractors in oil marketing companies (OMCs) who involve in measurement processes, like deport managers, reservoir personnel, petrol station managers, instrumentation and control personnel, and fiscal metering surveyor.

(ii) Personnel working in government regulating and standard bodies for oil and gas, preferably WMA, EWURA, TPDC, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Energy, TPA and PBPA and metrology laboratories.

(iii) Engineers, Managers, Process personnel, financial staff, Auditing staff, Supervisors and technicians employed in oil and gas industries, mining companies who involve in instrumentation and control, industrial measurement process, oil reservoir management, calibration laboratory, fuel and lubricants supervision.

Course Fee:

The course fee of TZS 400,000 Or US$ 250.00 for Local / International Industrial delegates. The course fee includes breakfast and refreshments during the day. Accommodation is not included and must be booked separately. Payments should be done in advance. Please pay your fee through TANZANIA POSTAL BANK: Account Number 191504001632, Account Name ASSOCIATION CBE CONSULTANCY BUREAU.

1.  Fluid profile, fluid properties and applied laws • Fluid flow measurement principals
• Bernoulli’s laws and equations and formulae specific to flow
• Variations in the flow profile
• The Reynolds numbers
• Gas Laws application
2. Custody Transfer, Meter characteristics and Meter Performance • Fiscal metering systems, and their characteristics
• Theoretical aspects for meter performance and uncertainty
• Fiscal flow measurement application and selection
• Various calibration methods for fiscal flow metering systems

Types fiscal metering systems, installation requirements and

their performance characteristics

• Differential pressure flow meters
• Positive displacement flow meters,
• Turbine flow meters
• Ultrasonic flow meters
• Magnetic flow meters
• Coriolis flow meters
4.  Applicable standards for fiscal metering systems • The international standard (AGA 3) applicable to orifice plates
• The international standard (AGA 7) applicable to turbine devices
• The international standard (AGA 9) applicable to ultrasonic devices
• The international standard (AGA 11) applicable to Coriolis devices
5. Auditing and Validation of Flow metering systems • Inspection, Auditing and Validation of fiscal metering system and secondary instruments
• System layout and Installation requirements as per relevant standards
• Validation of Flow computer
• Validation of fuel dispenser
6.  Performance check, Data Acquisition and Uncertainty • Overview of performance check methods/techniques and performance influence
• Assessment of Uncertainty and statistical analysis of accuracy in fluid flow
• Overview in DAS, SCADA and PLC for Flow Computer

 Contact Details

MET-SC 0519 Course coordinator:
Mr. Ishigita Lucas Shunashu
College of Business Education, 
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Fax #: +255-22-2150122
Mob: +255714 804119
P. O. Box 1968,
Dar es Salaam

Ms. Neema Linda Kitonka
(Consultancy Bureau Coordinator)
College of Business Education,
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Fax #: +255-22-2150122
Mob: +255-782-003350
P. O. Box 1968,
Dar es Salaam


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