Texas Gas Pipe Line Corporation

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/01/1990, Docket: RP90-112-001, Status: Effective

Substitute Original Sheet No. 11 Substitute Original Sheet No. 11 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 11

 

 

 

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Cont'd)

 

MEASURING EQUIPMENT (Cont'd)

 

 

3.3 Access to Measuring Equipment. Seller and Buyer shall have

access at reasonable times during business hours to the

other party's measuring equipment, but the reading,

calibrating, and adjustments thereof and the changing of

charts shall be done by the party operating such metering

equipment, its employees and agents.

 

3.4 Test and Calibration of Meters. The accuracy of the meters

and check meters if installed, and of other auxiliary

measuring equipment operated by either of the parties, shall

be verified at necessary intervals and at least once a month

in the presence of representatives of both parties

and the calibration and adjustment of such measuring

equipment shall be jointly observed by such representatives.

Upon request by either party for special test of any meter

or auxiliary measuring equipment, the other party agrees to

cooperate in securing immediate verification of the accuracy

of such measuring equipment and joint observation of any

adjustments to be made thereon. Advance notice of the time

of each test shall be given by the party desiring such test

in order that the other party may conveniently arrange to be

represented at such test.

 

3.5 Corrections of Metering Errors. If upon any test, Buyer's

meter or Seller's meter is found to be inaccurate by less

than two percent, previous readings thereof shall be

considered correct, but such meter shall be adjusted at

once to read correctly. If such meter is found to be

inaccurate by two per cent or more, previous readings

thereof shall be corrected to zero error for the period of

time during which the meter was known, or agreed by Seller

and Buyer, to be inaccurate; and in the event the extent of

such period of inaccuracy is not known or agreed upon then

such corrections shall be made for a period of one-half the

elapsed time since the date of the last preceding test

which correction period shall not exceed sixteen days.

 

3.6 Failure of Meter. In the event the meter is out of service

or registering inaccurately the volume of gas delivered by

Seller to Buyer shall be estimated (a) by using the

registration of any check meter or meters if installed and

accurately registering, or, in their absence, (b) by

correcting the error if the percentage of error is

ascertainable by calibration, test, or mathematical

calculation, or if neither such method is feasible, (c) by

estimating the quantity of delivery by deliveries during a

period under similar conditions when the meter was

registering accurately, or by any other method agreed upon.

 

3.7 Preservation of Meter Charts and Records. Seller and Buyer

shall cause to be preserved all test data, charts and other

similar records for a period of at least three years or such

lesser period as may be permitted by applicable rules of

regulatory agencies having jurisdiction.