Flow Measurement and Custody Transfer

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Flow Measurement and Custody Transfer

Meter Types, Measurements and Applications

Scheduled Dates

02 - 06 Sep 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

Custody Transfer defines the point at which ownership changes hands for the process product being measured. This transfer is unique among flow-meter applications since money changes hands and accuracy requirements are higher than they are for most other applications. The custody transfer system must generate detailed and indisputable cargo reports, based on accurate flow measurements and calculations.

In this intensive and highly practical PetroKnowledge Flow Measurement and Custody Transfer online training course, participants will gain sound and practical understanding and extend their knowledge of Custody Transfer and Flow Measurement systems, principles and types, and how to assess their impact on the strategic and tactical aspirations of the company.

This PetroKnowledge online training course will highlight:

  • The laws governing fluids and gases
  • Important principles of flow-metering including accuracy and repeatability
  • Main types and applications of Flowmeters with emphasis on custody transfer
  • Flowmeter proving and calibration techniques
  • Custody transfer principles and applications

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

This PetroKnowledge Flow Measurement and Custody Transfer online training course introduces participants to a variety of flow measurement technologies and systems that are used custody transfer applications and gain an understanding about how measurement systems can work properly and accurately.

At the end of this PetroKnowledge online training course, the participants will:

  • Have a sound understanding of relevant fluid and gas Laws that are needed for the use of flow measurement devices
  • Understand the main requirements of custody transfer systems
  • Appreciate the main requirements of flow measurements including accuracy and repeatability
  • Be knowledgeable about up-to-date flow measurement meters including Differential Pressure (DP) measurement, turbine meters, positive displacement meters, Coriolis flow measurement, Magnetic and ultrasonic flow measurement
  • Gain the ability to determine if a metering system is adequate for the purpose, select appropriate custody transfer metering systems and identify potential problems
  • Learn about the principles and applications of Multiple meters / meter runs, Flow computers, Quality systems, Calibration, Meter Runs, Proving and Supporting Automation

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online Training Course for?  

This PetroKnowledge Flow Measurement and Custody Transfer online training course is highly relevant to personnel needing a basic understanding of Custody Transfer concepts and requirements and fluid flow measurement techniques and applications.

This PetroKnowledge online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Engineers and Technicians of all disciplines
  • Instrumentation Personnel
  • Procurement and Quality Control Personnel
  • Inspection and Maintenance Engineers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted Online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.

Organisational Impact

  • The company will achieve improved and optimised control of its custody Transfer and flow measurement operations
  • Optimised process selection criteria will increase efficiency and Financial Performance and result in Fiscal Savings. This will be brought about by more accurate measurement techniques and more robust Custody Transfer operations
  • Improved competencies will result in higher staff productivity and effectiveness
  • The organisation will be able to generate detailed and indisputable cargo reports, based on accurate flow measurements and calculations

Personal Impact

  • Participants will gain sound and practical understanding and extend their knowledge of Custody Transfer and Flow Measurement systems, principles, and types, and how to assess their impact on the strategic and tactical aspirations of the company
  • Participants will have the necessary information and confidence to conduct reviews of flow measurement systems and the ability to report to management on the status of the custody transfer systems in place and methods of improvement
  • Participants will be able to minimise loss and increase Fiscal Gains, through the correct selection and operation of flow measurement systems that are related to Custody Transfer

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction – Basic Fluid and Gas Laws

  • Custody Transfer Principles and Requirements
  • Pressure, Viscosity, Flow Volume, Continuity Principle, Energy Law (Bernoulli’s)
  • Flow Configurations (Flow Profiles), Laminar Flow, Turbulent Flow
  • Reynold’s Number, Flow Losses (Friction Losses)
  • Ideal and Real Gases, Gas Laws, Boyle's Law, Charles's Law, Gay-Lussac’s Law

Day Two: General Characteristics and Performance of Flow Meters

  • System Characteristics and Flow Range
  • Performance, Accuracy, Stability and Repeatability, Sensitivity, Noise, Linearity, Reliability
  • Flow Modification and Meter Runs
  • Applications and Usage, Sizing
  • Temperature and Pressure Measurements

Day Three: Types and Applications of Flow Meters

  • Differential Pressure (DP) Flow Meters, Orifice, Venturi, Nozzles, Pitot Tubes
  • Positive Displacement (PD) Flow Meters, Rotor, Oscillating Piston, Oval Gear
  • Turbine Flow Meters, Conventional and Helical
  • Problems with Erosion, Corrosion, Cavitation and Obstructions
  • Uses and Applications, Installation Requirements and Standards

Day 4: Types and Applications of Flow Meters (continued)

  • Ultrasonic Flow Meters
  • Magnetic Flow Meters
  • Coriolis Flow Meters
  • Uses and Applications, Installation Requirements and Standards
  • Straight Run Requirement

Day 5: Flow Measurement Systems and Custody Transfer Considerations

  • Custody Transfer Requirements
  • Meter Factor
  • Proving Systems: Direct, Indirect, Master Meter, Volume, Displacement
  • Custody Transfer Skids
  • Flow Computers and Communication
  • Temperature and Pressure Measurements


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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