Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership
Second Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 06/01/2003, Docket: CP01- 76-003, Status: Effective
Original Sheet No. 124C Original Sheet No. 124C : Effective
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
8. NATURAL GAS QUALITY (Continued)
(i) (ix) Gauging equipment:
(1) Buyer shall cause to be supplied, operated, and maintained equipment for
accurately gauging the level of liquid and liquid temperature in the
tanks of Buyer's LNG tanker(s).
(2) All measurements and calculations relating to gauging and determination
of the density of the LNG and the testing of the quality and composition
of the LNG shall be performed by Buyer. Representatives of Operator
shall have the right to be present, but the absence of a representative
shall not prohibit any measurement, calculations, or testing.
(3) Both parties shall have the right to inspect at all times and be present
at the calibration of the measuring and testing equipment upon reasonable
notice. All testing data, charts, calculations or any other similar
information shall be made available to the parties and preserved for a
period of not less than three years.
(x) Verification of accuracy:
(1) The accuracy of the instruments used shall be verified at the request of
Operator. Such verifications shall be made in the presence of the Party
requesting verification, in accordance with methods recommended by the
manufacturers of the measuring instruments.
(2) If, at any time of verification, a measuring instrument is found to
produce errors of one percent of less of unloaded LNG, then such
instrument's previous measurements shall be considered accurate for
purposes of delivery calculations. Such instrument shall be adjusted as
necessary. If, at any time of verification, a measuring instrument is
found to produce errors of more than one percent, then such instrument's
previous measurements shall be brought to a zero difference by comparison
with calibration results, and for any period known definitely or agreed
to have been affected by the error, the calculation of unloading during
this period shall be corrected accordingly. If the period that the error
affected is not definitely known or agreed upon, correction shall be made
for those quantities unloaded during the last half of the period since
the date of the last calibration of the instrument.
(xi) The installation and operation of devices for measuring the level of LNG and
temperature in the tanks of Buyer's LNG tanker(s), as well as chromatographs,
shall be carried out to the manufacturer's specifications.