Viking Gas Transmission Company
Original Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 11/01/1993, Docket: RS92- 52-001, Status: Effective
Original Sheet No. 54 Original Sheet No. 54 : Superseded
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)
3. Right to be present: Transporter, Shipper or an OBA Operator shall have the right to
have representatives present at the time of any installing, reading, cleaning, changing,
repairing, inspecting, testing, calibrating, or adjusting done in connection with the
other's measuring equipment used in measuring or checking the measurement of deliveries
of gas under the Transportation Agreement. The records from such measuring equipment
shall remain the property of their owner, but, upon request, each will submit to the
other its records and charts, together with calculations therefrom, for inspection and
verification, subject to return within ten days after receipt thereof.
4. Care required: All installations of measuring equipment applying to or affecting
deliveries of gas shall be made in such manner as to permit an accurate determination of
the quantity of gas delivered and ready verification of the accuracy of measurement.
Care shall be exercised by both parties in the installation, maintenance, and operation
of pressure-regulating equipment so as to prevent any inaccuracy in the determination of
the volume of gas delivered under the Transportation Agreement.
5. Calibration and test of meters: The accuracy of Transporter's, Shipper's or Operators's
measuring equipment shall be verified at reasonable intervals and, if requested, in the
presence of representatives of Transporter, Shipper or Operator, but no party shall be
required to verify the accuracy of such equipment more frequently than once in any
thirty-day period. In the event that a party shall notify the other that it desires a
special test of any measuring equipment, the parties shall cooperate to secure a prompt
verification of the accuracy of such equipment. The expense of any such special test,
if called for, shall be borne by the requesting party if the measuring equipment tested
is found to be in error not more than two percent.
If, upon test, any measuring equipment is found to be in error by not more than two
percent, previous recordings of such equipment shall be considered accurate in computing
deliveries of gas, but such equipment shall be adjusted at once to record accurately.
If, upon, test, any measuring equipment shall be found to be inaccurate by an amount
exceeding two percent, at a recording corresponding to the average hourly rate of flow
for the period since the last preceding test, then any previous recordings of such
equipment shall be corrected to zero error for any period which is known definitely, but
in case the period is not known or agreed upon, such correction shall be for a period
extending over one-half of the time elapsed since the date of the last test, not
exceeding a correction period of sixteen days.