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

practices.

 

(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.