Viking Gas Transmission Company
First Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 07/01/2004, Docket: RP04-306-000, Status: Effective
Second Revised Sheet No. 53 Second Revised Sheet No. 53 : Effective
Superseding: Substitute First Revised Sheet No. 53
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
4. MEASURING EQUIPMENT
4.1 Measuring Station
With respect to gas received or delivered under a Transportation Agreement,
unless otherwise mutually agreed upon, all measuring facilities shall be
installed, if necessary, owned, maintained and operated by Company or Company's
designee near the receipt point(s) and delivery point(s). The heating value of
natural gas delivered shall be measured and determined in accordance with
Section 3 of the General Terms and Conditions.
(a) Orifice Meters
Orifice meters, if used, shall be installed, and gas quantities computed,
in accordance with American National Standard Bulletin ANSI/API 2530,
Orifice Metering of Natural Gas, dated September, 1985, and any
modification and amendments thereof, and shall include the use of flange
connections and straightening vanes.
(b) Positive Displacement Meters
Diaphragm or rotary meters, if used, shall be installed, and gas
quantities computed, in accordance with generally accepted industry
(c) Turbine Meters
Turbine meters, if used, shall be installed, and quantities computed, in
accordance with American Gas Association report 7 dated November, 1984 and
any modifications and amendments thereof.
(d) Electronic Flow Computers
Electronic or other types of flow computers, if used, shall be installed,
and quantities calculated in accordance with generally accepted industry
practices. Company, on a nondiscriminatory basis, may require the
installation of electronic measurement and communications equipment at
receipt or delivery points that are estimated to deliver in excess of
500 Mcf per Gas Day. Company may require all Shippers delivering gas to,
or receiving gas from, Company at any such receipt or delivery points to
contribute their pro rate share of the cost of such equipment.
(e) New Measurement Techniques
If, at any time, a new method or technique is developed with respect to
gas measurement or the determination of the factors used in such gas
measurement, such new method or technique may be substituted upon mutual
agreement thereto by the parties.
4.2 Check Measuring Equipment
Company, Shipper or a Balancing Party may install, maintain, and operate at its
own expense, such check measuring equipment as desired, provided that such
equipment shall be so installed as not to interfere with the operation of the
other party's measuring equipment.