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Materials System Specification

34-SAMSS-118 29 January 2012


Positive Displacement Meters
Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee

Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards


Table of Contents

1 Scope............................................................. 2
2 Conflicts and Deviations................................. 2
3 References..................................................... 2
4 General Requirements................................... 3
5 Electrical Requirements................................. 5
6 Design and Construction................................ 6
7 Quality Requirements.................................... 8
8 Identification................................................... 8
9 Instrument Specification Sheet...................... 9
10 Other Miscellaneous Requirements............... 9

Previous Issue: 25 January 2009 Next Planned Update: 28 January 2017


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Primary contact: Awami, Luay Hussain on 966-3-8801341

CopyrightSaudi Aramco 2012. All rights reserved.


Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee 34-SAMSS-118
Issue Date: 28 January 2012
Next Planned Update: 28 January 2017 Positive Displacement Meters

1 Scope

This specification defines the minimum requirements for liquid positive displacement
meters for either Process or Custody Metering Applications.

2 Conflicts and Deviations

2.1 Any conflicts between this specification and other applicable Saudi Aramco
Materials Systems Specifications (SAMSSs), Engineering Standards (SAESs),
Standard Drawings, (SASDs), or industry standards, codes, and forms shall be
resolved in writing by the Company or Buyer Representative through the
Manager, Process and Control Systems Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran.

2.2 Direct all requests to deviate from this specification in writing to the Company or
Buyer Representative, who shall follow internal company procedure SAEP-302
and forward such requests to Manager, Process and Control Systems Department
of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran for Process Metering.

3 References

Material or equipment supplied to this specification shall comply with the latest edition
of the references listed below, unless otherwise noted.

3.1 Saudi Aramco References

Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure


SAEP-302 Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a Mandatory
Saudi Aramco Engineering Requirement

Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements


Form 175-343000 Positive Displacement Meters

Saudi Aramco Forms and Data Sheets


Form 8020-118-ENG Positive Displacement Meter Specification Sheet
Form NMR-7907 Non Material Requirements for Instrumentation
(General)

3.2 Industry Codes and Standards

American Petroleum Institute


API MPMS 5.2 Manual of Petroleum Measurements Standards -
Chapter 5, Section 2, Displacement Meters

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers


ASME B16.5 Steel Pipe Flanges and Flange Fittings
ASME B31.3 Chemical Plant and Petroleum Refinery Piping

International Electrotechnical Commission


IEC 60529 Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures
(IP Code)

National Association of Corrosion Engineers


NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries-
Materials for use in H2S-Containing
Environments in Oil and Gas Production

National Electrical Manufacturers Association


NEMA 250 - 2003 Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
(1000 Volts Maximum)
NEMA ICS 6 Enclosures for Industrial Controls and Systems

National Fire Protection Association


NFPA 70 National Electrical Code

4 General Requirements

4.1 Engineering Units

Unless otherwise specified, all dimensions and measurements shall be in the


International System of Units (SI), and may be followed by the equivalent
value in conventional units between brackets. When not critical, the equivalent
dimensions may be rounded off to their nearest practical value.

The units of flow measurement may be in conventional (non-SI) units when so


specified on Saudi Aramco Form 8020-118-ENG, ISS for Liquid Positive
Displacement Meters.

4.2 General Requirements

4.2.1 The PD meter and associated accessories shall operate continuously


under the following ambient air temperatures and humidity without any
degradation of the manufacturer's guaranteed performance:

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4.2.1.1 Temperature

Instruments and control systems shall operate continuously


under the following ambient air temperatures without any
degradation of the manufacturer's guaranteed performance:

Indoor Air Outdoor Outdoor


Conditioned (2) Sheltered (1)(2)(3) Unsheltered (2)(3)
35C 55C 65C
Maximum
(95F) (131F) (149F)
10C 0C 0C
Minimum
(50F) (32F) (32F)

Notes:
1) "Sheltered" refers to permanent, ventilated enclosures or buildings, or permanently
fixed sunshades with a top and three sides.
2) For instruments which dissipate internal heat and are installed in custom engineered
enclosures (e.g., enclosures not included in the original manufacturer's temperature
certification), an additional 15C shall be added to the above maximum temperatures.
An example, for "indoor air conditioned" installation, the equipment must perform at
35 + 15 = 50C. Similarly, for the "outdoor unsheltered" case, the equipment shall be
designed for a maximum operating temperature of 65 + 15 = 80C.
3) For the outdoor installations only, the designer can take credit for forced or passive
cooling to eliminate or reduce the 15C heat rise. For example, if vortex coolers are
used, the heat removal capacity of the coolers may be subtracted from the generated
heat. No more than 15C reduction in temperature will be given as credit. The
designer shall substantiate his claim by providing the support data and calculations.

4.2.1.2 Humidity

Outdoor design basis shall be 5% to 95% relative humidity


(non-condensing).

4.2.2 Offshore and Nearshore Environment (If specified by the Saudi Aramco
Form 8020-118-ENG)

Equipment which is not enclosed or hermetically sealed, but is situated


offshore or nearshore, shall be protected against corrosion and
operational failure due to wind-borne sea water spray and the
accumulation of wetted salt (NaCl). Nearshore is defined as any
outdoor, onshore location within one kilometer from the shoreline of the
Arabian Gulf; all of the Ras Tanura Refinery and Terminal; and within
three kilometers from the shoreline of the Red Sea.

4.3 Painting

Finish, priming and painting of the PD meter and accessories may be as per the
manufacturer standard provided that the coatings are suitable for the
environmental conditions.

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4.4 Enclosures

The instrument manufacturer shall ensure that all equipment installed outdoors
is designed to withstand the environmental conditions.

All enclosures shall be a minimum of weatherproof and dust-tight in accordance


with ANSI/NEMA ICS 6, and NEMA 250 Type 4 or IEC 60529, Protection
Degree IP 55, and suitable for the electrical area classification as specified by
Saudi Aramco Form 8020-118-ENG.

5 Electrical Requirements

5.1 Area Classification

Electrical equipment or devices which may produce arcs, sparks or high


temperatures, and which are intended for operation in locations classified under
NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 505, shall be listed or labeled
by any of the following authorities:

Labeled or
USA Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL)
Listed
USA Factory Mutual Research Corp. (FM) Certified
Canada Canadian Standards Assn. (CSA) Certified
Electrical Equipment Certification Service (EECS)
UK Note: EECS operates the BASEEFA certification Certified
scheme
Belgium Institute National des Industries Extractives (INIEX) Certified
France Laboratoire Central des Industries Electriques (LCIE) Certified
Germany Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) Certified
Italy Centro Elettrotechnico Sperimentale Italiano (CESI) Certified
Netherlands KEMA Nederland B.V. (KEMA) Certified
Quality Assurance Services (QAS)
Australia Certified
Note: QAS is a subsidiary of Standards Australia

5.2 Main Power Sources

Main electrical power sources for instruments may vary within the limits shown
in Table 1, unless specified otherwise on the ISS.

Table 1 Main Electrical Power Sources

System/Device Nominal Tolerance


24 VDC 21 - 28.2 VDC
Instrumentation Power
120 VAC, 60 + 2 Hz 110 - 126 VAC

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6 Design and Construction

6.1 Process Conditions

The positive displacement meter shall be suitable for measuring the process
fluid under the conditions specified on Saudi Aramco Form 8020-118-ENG.

6.2 Meter Size

The meter size shall be specified on Saudi Aramco Form 8020-118-ENG.

6.3 PD Meter Design Pressure

6.3.1 Air Craft Fueling Meters

Use of single case meters is permitted if the design pressure is less than
or equal to 1000 kPag (150 PSIG).

6.3.2 Other Applications

The meter shall be designed in accordance with ASME B31.3.


The maximum working pressure for each meter shall be consistent with
the flange rating according to ASME B16.5.

6.4 Materials of Construction

6.4.1 Copper or copper alloys shall not be used for meter internals.

6.4.2 Wetted parts in sour service shall meet the requirements of


NACE MR0175/ISO 15156.

6.4.3 Housings

6.4.3.1 Aircraft Fueling Meters

The meter housing shall be constructed of aluminum or epoxy


coated steel. Meter internals shall be constructed of
non-ferrous materials. All metal parts in contact with the fuel
shall not contain more than 5% zinc or cadmium.

6.4.3.2 Other Applications

The meter housing shall be carbon steel unless otherwise


specified on Saudi Aramco Form 8020-118-ENG, ISS for
Liquid Positive Displacement Meter.

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6.5 Meter Registration

6.5.1 Pulse Transmitters

6.5.1.1 A pulse transmitter shall be provided for each displacement


meter unless otherwise specified on Form 8020-118-ENG, ISS.

6.5.1.2 Single Pulse or Dual Pulse shall be specified on Form


8020-118-ENG, ISS.

6.5.1.3 Pulse transmitters shall not have a design that involves a film-
type disk with alternating etched opaque and transparent slots.

6.5.2 Close Coupled Electronic Totalizers

6.5.2.1 When specified, a close-coupled electronic totalizer shall be


mounted on the meter. The housing shall meet the provisions
of NFPA 70 NEC.

6.5.2.2 Electronic temperature compensation shall be performed in the


totalizer. Vendor shall specify the accessories required for this
purpose.

6.5.3 Mechanical Totalizers

6.5.3.1 When specified, a mechanical totalizer shall be mounted on the


meter.

6.5.3.2 The following accessories shall be supplied with the mechanical


totalizer:
a) Adjuster/Calibrator.
b) Right angle pulse drive for proving the meter.
c) Automatic mechanical temperature compensator.

6.6 External Lubricators

Vendor shall provide a self-contained lubricating system, isolated from the


mainstream process fluid, for low-lubricity liquids.

6.7 Liquid Positive Displacement Meters - Performance

General performance guidelines shall be based on API MPMS 5.2.


Meter performance shall comply with Table 2 below.

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Table 2 Liquid Positive Displacement Meters - Performance

Type of Service
Royalty/Custody Plant/Process
Transfer Applications
Accuracy, over normal flow range 0.25% 1.0%
Linearity, over normal flow range 0.15% 1.0%
Repeatability, over normal flow range 0.02% 0.5%
Rangeability (nominal) normal flow range * 8:1 10:1
* The ratio of Maximum Continuous Flowrate to Minimum Flowrate.

7 Quality Requirements

7.1 Quality Program

The Vendor shall implement and maintain a Quality Program, which shall
include clearly defined and documented procedures for the relevant Quality
System functions. The Quality Program documents shall be made available to
the Buyer Representative for review and audit.

7.2 Acceptance Criteria

7.2.1 Prior to shipment, the liquid positive displacement meter shall be


calibrated per Manufacturer's standard within its normal flow range, at
ten incremented flow rates. At least 3 calibration points shall be within
the process operating range - at the maximum, normal, and minimum
flow rates. The flowing medium for calibrations can be either water or
Stoddard Solvent.

7.2.2 PD Meters intended for Bi-directional use shall be calibrated in each


direction.

7.2.3 PD Meters shall be factory tested for proper operation when used with
low-lubricity fluids. Certificates of previous testing for same meter type
and same low-lubricity fluid service may be provided in lieu of actual
factory testing.

8 Identification

8.1 The following information shall be stamped/embossed on the stainless steel tag
permanently attached to the meter body:
- Manufacturer

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- Part/Model No.
- Serial No.
- Purchase Order No.
- Mark/Tag No.
- Nominal Size
- Flange Rating
- Capacity Data
- K-Factor

8.2 Flow direction shall be indicated by an arrow on the meter body and/or by the
words IN and OUT on the piping connections.

9 Instrument Specification Sheet

This specification together with instrument specification sheet, Form 8020-118-ENG


shall be used as attachments to the Purchase Order.

The Vendor shall submit a completed copy of the specification sheet along with his bid.

10 Other Miscellaneous Requirements

10.1 Inspection

Items manufactured to this Specification are subject to the minimum Inspection


requirements as specified in Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements Form
175-343000.

10.2 Nonmaterial Requirements

10.2.1 The supplier shall provide nonmaterial items as shown on Form


NMR-7907.

10.2.2 The supplier shall provide a copy of the manufacturer's sizing software
for pressure drop, rangeability, etc., for the PD meter if available.

10.3 Welding

Vents and drains shall not be seal welded to the meter casing.

Revision Summary
29 January 2012 Revised the "Next Planned Update. Reaffirmed the content of the document, and reissued
with editorial revisions.

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