U-T Offshore System, L.L.C.
Third Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 12/01/1995, Docket: RP94-161-006, Status: Effective
First Revised Sheet No. 42 First Revised Sheet No. 42 : Superseded
Superseding: Original Sheet No. 42
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(a) Turbine Meters. Turbine meters, shall be installed, and Gas volumes
computed, in accordance with Transmission Measurement Committee Report
No. 7 of the American Gas Association, latest edition. Calibration of
turbine meters shall be at or near normal operating pressure, against
standards adopted by U-TOS. The measured volumes of gas shall be
adjusted to reflect the deviation of Gas Volumes from the ideal gas law.
The average pressure, temperature, specific gravity, and carbon dioxide
and nitrogen content for the period under consideration shall be
determined so as to calculate a factor for volumetric adjustment known
as the supercompressibility factor, and its application to volume
calculations to effect volumetric adjustment, shall be in accordance
with Transmission Measurement Committee Reports No. 7, Turbine Metering,
or such subsequent industry standard that may be developed and adopted
(b) Orifice Meters. Orifice meters, if used, shall be installed, and Gas
volumes computed, in accordance with American Gas Association Report No.
3, latest edition.
(c) Electronic Flow Computers. It is recognized that electronic flow
computers will be utilized for the direct computation of Gas flows
without the use of charts.
(d) Densitometers. If a densitometer is used, the density of the Gas shall
be determined to the nearest .001 of a pound. Calibration shall be done
as directed by U-TOS.
(e) New Measurement Techniques. If at any time during the term hereof, 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
3.8 Location of Check Measuring Equipment. Shipper will cause to be provided, free of expense
to U-TOS, the necessary space on offshore platforms for the installation of check
measuring or electronic equipment and such other equipment, as may be necessary, for the
proper control and operation of the System. Shipper will also grant to U-TOS, or cause
to be granted, the right of access to said platforms. U-TOS will indemnify Shipper and
hold it harmless from any claims, suits, or other actions of any kind resulting from any
negligent or unauthorized use or access granted relative to the said platforms.
3.9 Calibration and Test of Meters. The accuracy of all measuring equipment shall be verified
by the owner thereof at reasonable intervals, and if requested, in the presence of
representatives of the other Party hereunder, but neither Shipper nor U-TOS shall be
required to verify theaccuracy of such equipment more frequently than once in any 30-day
period. If either Party at any time desires a special test of any measuring equipment,
it will promptly notify the other, and the Parties shall then cooperate to secure a prompt
verification of the accuracy of such equipment. Transportation and related expenses
incurred by Shipper or U-TOS involved in the testing of meters at offshore locations shall
be borne by the Party incurring such expenses.
3.10 Correction of Metering Errors. If, upon any test, any measuring equipment is found to
be in error, such errors shall be taken into account in a practical manner in computing
the deliveries. If the resultant aggregate error in the computed receipts or deliveries
is not more than 2 percent, then previous receipts or deliveries shall be considered
accurate. All equipment shall, in any case, be adjusted at the time of test to record
correctly. If, however, the resultant aggregate error in computed receipts or deliveries
exceeds 2 percent at a recording corresponding to the average hourly rate of Gas flow for
the period since the last preceding test, the previous recordings of such equipment shall
be corrected to zero error for any period which is known definitely or agreed upon, but
in no event shall such period be greater than 12 months. In case the period is not known
definitely 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 16 days.