Elba Express Company, L.L.C.
Original Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 03/01/2010, Docket: RP10-342-000, Status: Effective
Original Sheet No. 36 Original Sheet No. 36
5.2 Testing Measuring Equipment:
COMPANY shall test its meters, installed as provided in Section 5.1 above, at
reasonable intervals. COMPANY shall test thermometers, gravitometers,
calorimeters, chromatographs and other equipment installed as provided in Sections
3.1(f), 4.2(c), and 4.2(d) above, at reasonable intervals. COMPANY will notify
SHIPPER in time to permit SHIPPER to witness at its expense such test if SHIPPER so
elects. Measuring equipment shall be subject to check tests and inspection by
SHIPPER at its expense, on notice, at all reasonable times.
In the event SHIPPER's or Receipt Point Operator's or Downstream Operator's
pipeline or production facilities go offline for more than twenty-four (24) hours
due to destruction or damage or the potential for destruction or damage of such
upstream or downstream facilities, COMPANY shall have the right to test or inspect
its equipment for damage within a reasonable period of time prior to allowing the
point operator to resume service.
5.3 Correction of Metering Errors:
If COMPANY'S measurement equipment installed under Section 5.1 above or any other
equipment installed under Sections 3.1(f), 4.2(c), and 4.2(d) above is found to be
inoperative or inaccurate, such equipment shall be adjusted to register correctly,
and the amount of error shall be determined by the most accurate method feasible.
If the inaccuracy shall have resulted in an error of more than one percent (1%) in
the measurement of gas and the resulting adjustment is greater than 10 Dth, then
the calculated deliveries of gas shall be adjusted to compensate for such error.
Such adjustment shall be made for such period of inaccuracy as may be definitely
known. If the period of inaccuracy shall not be definitely known, then such
adjustment shall be made for the last half of the period (but not exceeding 15
days) between the time the metering equipment was adjusted to register correctly
and the date of the last previous meter test. If for any reason the measuring
equipment is out of service or out of repair so that the amount of gas delivered
cannot be ascertained or computed from the readings thereof, the amount of gas
delivered during such period shall be estimated and agreed upon by the use of the
first of the following methods which is feasible:
(a) By using the registration of any check measuring equipment if installed and
(b) by correcting the error if the percentage of error is ascertainable by
calibration, test or mathematical calculation; or
(c) by estimating the quantity of gas delivered by reference to actual
deliveries during preceding periods under similar conditions when the
equipment in question was registering accurately.
5.4 Check Measuring Equipment:
SHIPPER may install, maintain and operate, at its own expense, such check measuring
equipment as it may desire, provided that such equipment shall be so installed as
not to interfere with the operation of COMPANY'S measuring equipment. COMPANY shall
have access to such measuring equipment and data at all reasonable hours, but the
reading, calibrating and adjusting thereof and the changing of charts shall be done
only by SHIPPER.