The American Petroleum Institute has published the API Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards Chapter 12.1.1 – Calculation of Static Petroleum Quantities – Upright Cylindrical Tanks and Marine Vessels Part 1 as fourth edition in February 2019. QuantityWare has carefully analysed this new edition and confirms that all BCS MQCI Crude Oil & Products Calculation Models, which are in compliance with the third edition, do also comply with the fourth edition of API MPMS Chapter 12.1.1 Part 1. Note that SAP Tank Management Calculations are also affected by this standard, for which QuantityWare cannot make any technical compliance statement.
As communicated in an earlier news item, ASTM D1550 was revised and issued as ASTM D1550-2018 in December 2018. An advanced development is now available via note 000080 to enable certified consultants to perform implementations of ASTM D1550-2018 conversions in customer projects from today on.
ASTM D2962 was reapproved in January 2019 under the designation ASTM D2962-10(2019). Thus, existing implementations based on ASTM D2962-10 are in compliance with this reapproved version. This will be reflected in the PMC online measurement standards documentation, which will be delivered together with the advanced development of ASTM D1550-2018 conversions as a notes transport.
ASTM D1550 has been revised and issued as ASTM D1550-2018 in December 2018. QuantityWare has carefully analyzed this new edition. A major change in this edition is the revision of the weight calculation method, which is now synchronized with the latest API MPMS standards. Thus, QuantityWare will provide a new MQCI implementation of ASTM D1550-2018, which will include this change. This implementation and template extension will be delivered with BCS 3.0 CSP02 (planned delivery Q4 2019). An advanced development will be made available in April 2019 via a notes transport to enable certified consultants to perform implementations of ASTM D1550-2018 conversions in customer projects from that point in time.
As communicated in our news item from November 2017, ISO 6578 has been published as a second edition in October 2017. Today QuantityWare released note 000076, which delivers guidance for certified consultants requiring earlier configuration support for their customers. The note also delivers documentation adjustments and new Gas Measurement Cockpit (GMC) print options for LNG ISO 6578 density calculations.
ISO/TR 19441:2018 – Petroleum products – Density versus temperature relationships of current fuels, biofuels and biofuel components, published February 2018. It provides fundamental and detailed background information to consultants implementing QuantityWare BCP for such products. It also references the QuantityWare working paper “Temperature corrections for biofuel – mineral fuel/heating oil mixtures”, which provides guidance on the choice of relevant quantity conversion standards.
With the release of our latest service portal version, we have enhanced our previous portal “Help” (a pdf) and made all information available in a “Wiki” format- the “QWiki”. Available via the portals “Help” menu or directly under https://qwiki.quantityware.com the QWiki contains not only our service portal documentation, but will be extended with information, hints and tips regarding all aspects of our Bulk Calculations Solution over the coming months.
Our customer service portal upgrade (https://service.quantityware.com) was successfully completed within the allotted time on Monday October 1st. We ask our customers to access the portal with its revised GUI and extended functionality (more details) and ensure that their customer data is current. We welcome any comments or suggestions that our customers may have – please submit these per “General” ticket in the portal.
On Monday October 1st 2018, our Service Portal (https://service.quantityware.com) shall be unavailable between the hours of 14:00 and 18:00 Central European Time. During this time, an upgraded version of the portal will be sent live with a revised GUI and extended functionality (more details). Please see the portal for further information and details as to how to contact support in case of urgent requests during this time. In addition, on Saturday September 22nd 2018, the portal will be unavailable for around 30 minutes between 14:00 and 14:30 Central European Time owing to pre-go-live activities.