AML Metering

More accurate data means more reliable revenue

 

What is AML Metering?

AML Metering solutions are explicitly designed for metering and accounting of hydrocarbons, gas, and liquids. This solution is based on a PC-based flow computer system to handle flow correction according to AGA and ISO standards for all common metering principles.

Key customers include Oil & Gas exploring companies who need wet gas metering and sales reallocation for the production among partners. AML Metering is developed for standalone use, but AML AMADAS and AML Loading provides an integrated application structure for a complete solution from meter to sales invoice. 

How Huge Is The Impact On Your Business Around Issues With Flow Measurement

Metering Requirements

Metering involves flow measurements, correction to standard conditions, flow/energy integration, and data transfer to the office domain for data storage and reporting. Further included may be functioned for meter-proving and calibration. Depending on the situation, the AML Metering system may be fully integrated with AML AMADAS and/or with AML Loading. 

Metering requirements are subdivided as follows: 

Class 1: Fiscal metering and sales

Class 2: Out of concession/ sales allocation

Class 3: Product allocations

Class 4: Environmental emissions. 

For Class 1 fiscal metering, the system uses custody transfer approved flow computers. For all other classes and Class 1 backup, the heart of the metering function is a PC-based Flow Computer (PFC). The PFC consists of the flow calculation modules for the type of meter used by the application. Flow metering is performed using function blocks, each handling its pre-determined calculation, based on international standards (ISO, AGA).

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When do you need an AML Metering?

Data driven decision making

Real-time and accurate data is necessary for making good decisions. The essential data are available anywhere, anytime.

Time saving/ Efficiency improvement

The essential data are available anywhere, anytime. Also, AML- Metering allows integration instead of replacement, so protect the existing running investment.

Cost saving/ Man-hour reduction

Reduction of man-hours used for reporting caused by: No involvement in the data collection, unnecessary validation & summarizing, and objective data. Estimated reduction: 10-15%

Quality improvement

By monitoring your assets and production lines, the industry can optimize its productivity by integrating silos and creating new value for the company.

KPI/ Status overview

A quick overview of the status of KPIs for metering to focus management efforts where and when necessary

Faster time-to-value

A standardized way to connect people, processes, and technology with a consistent interface.


More accurate data means more reliable revenue

Unique Features

  • Data availability to everybody in the value-chain reduces hierarchy and improves decision effectiveness, accuracy, and speed
  • Real-time cost- and efficiency-calculations 
  • Data for activity-based costing 
  • Continuous improvement of process yield, throughput, and efficiency 
  • Improved quality control: real-time and historical analysis correlation of improved process operation with lab analysis 
  • Improved quality control: process-and plant-analysis: better startup and shutdown procedures 
  • Better availability of units and parts 
  • Reduce influents of malfunctioning of process pre-stages
  • Discover influence of changing raw material quality and specifications
 
  • Level-out differences in shift operation procedures 
  • Continuous improvement of maintenance procedures (condition-based maintenance) 
  • Data-links to :
    1. Equipment suppliers reduce maintenance cost and necessity of in-house experts (i.e., turbine,
    rotating equipment) reduce equipment downtime and improve design quality for replacements
    2. Customers for in-quality test procedures reduces administrative labor on both sides and
    increases company image, customer’s confidence in products, and reshuffles responsibilities
    3. Material suppliers to reduce good-inwards inspection
    4. Forwarders to smoothen logistics
    5. AML Metering and Allocation Map delivers a client/server infrastructure which makes the user
    independent

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