Program

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10:30 – 11:30
Registration

11:30 – 11:45 
Welcome

11:45 – 12:00 
Opening

12:00 – 13:00
Keynote lecture
Continuous improvement and innovation in measurement processes from a TSO point of view
Claudio Rodriguez (Enagás)

13:00 – 14:00 
Lunch

14:00 – 14:30 
How big data is impacting measurement operations

Ed Hanks (CEESmaRT) and Ernie Hauser (WEST)

14:30 – 15:00 
Metering practices of Gasunie and the big data approach 
Robert Kruithof (Gasunie) and Lennart van Luijk (DNV-GL)

15:00 – 15:30 
Resolving 0.25” defect in 36” field prover gain of millions dollars
Husain Alabdeen (Kuwait Oil Company)

15:30 – 16:00
Tea break

16:00 – 16:30 
Proving ultrasonic flowmeters with small volume provers
Herman Hofstede and Pico Brand (Krohne) 

16:30 – 17:00 
The new closed loop pigsar and its projected CMC
Jos van der Grinten (PTB), Detlef Vieth (Pigsar) and Bodo Mickan (PTB)

17:00 – 17:30 
The search for gas chromatograph operational nirvana
Anwar Sutan and Paul Daniel (i-Vigilant)

17:30 – 18:30 
Welcome drinks

20:00 – 22:00 
Metrology evening classes
Global Standardisation, not during my career
Wim Volmer (NMi Certin)
An introduction to uncertainty

Remco van den Berg and Rens van den Brink (VSL)

08:00
Registration

09:00 – 09:30
MID testing of new LNG Coriolis meter at LN2 in Nanjing
Aart Pruysen (Emerson)

09:30 – 10:00
LNG sampling, analytically accurate practices & techniques
Ken Thompson (Mustang Sampling)

10:00 – 10:30
Fluxys’ metering stations equipped with ultrasonics and turbine meters in series
Laurent Cordier (Fluxys)

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30
Calibrating and operating Coriolis flowmeters with respect to temperature, pressure, viscosity and Reynolds number effects
Chris Mills (NEL)

11:30 – 12:00
R&D in flow metrology; energy transition consequences for traceability
Peter Lucas (VSL)

12:00 – 12:30
Texas rainstorm test (staying in control by testing the performance of flow devices under real life ambient conditions)
Kees Kaijser (DOW)

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch and exhibition with in-booth presentations

14:00 – 14:30
An innovative approach to increase diagnostic sensitivity in ultrasonic flow meters
Jörg Wenzel, Daniel Heinig, Alexander Nerowski, James Bowen and Toralf Dietz (Sick)

14:30 – 15:00
Lessons learnt trouble shooting ultrasonic field stability issues
John Cox and Tom Hart (TransCanada Pipelines) and Martin Schlebach (Emerson)

15:00 – 15:30
A novel saturated steam meter design
Eric Sanford (Vortek Instruments), Koichi Igarashi (AZBIL) and Kim Lewis (DP Diagnostics)

15:30 – 16:00 
Tea break

16:00 – 16:30
Custody transfer measurement and calibration round robin testing for natural gas with Coriolis meters

Marc Buttler (Emerson)

16:30 – 17:00
The design, operation and performance of a new Multi-viscosity flow calibration facility
Terry Cousins (OGM)

17:00 – 17:30
Lies, damned lies, and statistics of flow meter linearization
Richard Steven (DP Diagnostics) and Terry Cousins (TaskFlo)

18:30 – 19:30
Pre-dinner drinks

19:30 – 22:00 
Workshop dinner

After dinner-drinks at The Dome (top floor bar)

08:00
Registration

09:00 – 09:30 
Next generation ultrasonic flow meter concept using steerable technology
Nishal Ramadas (Honeywell) and Andrew Tweedie (PZFlex)

09:30 – 10:00
Evaluating new generation vibrating tube sensor for density measurement under process conditions
Erwin Doorenspleet and A. Rieder (Endress+Hauser)

10:00 – 10:30
Traceable pipeline balancing
Andrew Webb (Ambrit) and Peter Brand (Hint)

10:30 – 11:00 
Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30
Smart mixing: how to make more money in the pipeline
Wes Maru (OGM)

11:30 – 12:00
Global calibration consistency
Erik Smits (VSL) and Dean Standiford (Emerson)

12:00 – 12:30
Installation effects at gas flow metering through parallel ultrasonic metering lines. A case study
Nikolaos Tsochatzidis and Nikolaos Katsis (DESFA)

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch and exhibition with in-booth presentations

14:00 – 14:30
Comparison of two Coriolis meters from +5°C to +120°C fluid temperature
Hamed Ershad and Richard Fertell (Proteus Industries)

14:30 – 15:00
Design considerations and practical applications of high pressure and high temperature ultrasonic flowmeters
Dick Laan (Krohne)

15:00 – 15:30
Custody transfer accuracy in an 8-path ultrasonic flow meter with a 5D upstream straight run
Gerard Bottino (Baker Hugnes/ GE)

15:30 – 16:00
Tea break

16:00 – 16:30
The Notified Body of 2025
Wim Volmer (NMi Certin)

16:30 – 17:30
Closing keynote lecture
Performance in elite sport: you can’t improve what you can’t measure
Peter Blangé (Former Olympic volleyball champion, currently Royal Dutch Football Association)

17:30 – 17:45
Closure

09:00 
Train departure from Barcelona to Zaragoza

10:45
Reception at the Delicias Station Meeting Point, t
ransfer to Enagás (Bus organised by Enagás)

11:30 
Visit to Enagás Central Laboratory

13:30
End of the visit

13:45
Transfer to restaurant (lunch organised by Enagás)

15:30
Sightseeing bus tour to Zaragoza city (organised by Enagás)

18:15
Transfer/ arrival to Delicias station and optional return to Barcelona

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