Today the GPA released the latest version of the LPG calculation standard. The TP-27 standard replaces TP-25 and extends the standard allowing for calculation at 15 °C and 20 °C. This is already possible with BCP 10A from Support Package 3 onwards. We will be analyzing the latest standard and will publish a statement regarding compatibility in November.
The QuantityWare solutions have just reached, when combined, 200.000 lines of code. 36.1% of this code are test programs, provided to customers by QuantityWare to prove and assure compliance with the standards implemented.
Forget a patchwork of hard-to-maintain “C”-routines posing major disadvantages. The QuantityWare BCP and BCG solutions are all-round functional and maintenance offerings, fully integrated into the “World of SAP” providing business flexibility, physical accuracy, legal compliance and increased security.
By the beginning of November 2007, we plan to have the initial functionality complete, covering High- and Low-Pressure regimes, with full Wobbe index and Orifice calculation support. A TSW demo is also being planned, allowing SAP IS-Oil&Gas customers to witness the accurate calculation of Natural Gas and LNG within the SAP IS-Oil & Gas solution for the first time ever. Owing to the nature of products handled, the BCP 10A LPG gas support will also be included in BCG 10A.
Support Package 4 has been released. This release is a functional extension which provides support for the ASTM D1250-52 standard (the 1952 version of the API 2004 standard). The package is available for all customers with valid maintenance agreements, on request.
Support Package 3 has been released. This release is a functional extension which includes the following:
- A new function for density and VCF correction that can be used in the same manner as any external Standard
- Enhancement of the GPA TP-25 implementation for base temperatures of 15 °C and 20 °C
- Implementation of the ASTM tables 8, 26 and 56
- Comprehensive calculation report of quantities and units for petroleum products based on the supported Standards
- New conversion groups and reading Groups
The package is available for all customers with valid maintenance agreements, on request.
Oil & gas industry business practices distinguish between quantity values for weight in vacuum (mass) and weight in air. When product is weighed in the real world, the weighing process may neglect the fact that the product displaces surrounding air and thus a reduced weight value (weight in air) is obtained and recorded; for calculations based on mass, such results require correction.
On the other hand, the laboratories that determine crude oil and product densities, usually provide the density in vacuum, which can be utilized to calculate the weight in vacuum (mass).
The SAP QCI calculates the weight in vacuum(mass) for oil products, using a mass-related density value and product volume.
Back in the real world, contractual agreements between sellers and buyers and in some countries, governmental authorities, require the reporting of quantities based upon the “weight in air”.
One way of performing the necessary calculation is to reduce the density in vacuum before the calculation process however, this is not usually a standard procedure and will not work for the varying product density and temperature factors used around the world.
As part of the standard ASTM D 1250-80, tables 8, 26 and 56 were released to convert mass = “weight in vacuum” to “weight in air”; according to ASTM rules, these tables are the current valid standard.
QuantityWare delivers an equation-based solution which provides exactly the same results as the printed ASTM tables 8, 26 and 56. The function-based solution is supplied as standard functionality within the BCP package. Furthermore, QuantityWare offers a quantity conversion solution that includes the calculation of values for weight in air AND weight in vacuum (mass) in parallel.
QuantityWare has started production of the next CSP for BCP10A. The expected release is the first week of August.
QuantityWare has developed a computerized implementation of the printed ASTM Tables 8, 26 and 56 (part of “Petroleum Measurement Tables – Intraconversion between volume measures and density measures – ASTM D1250-80, VOl. XI/XII”), which provides conversion factors between U.S. quantities in customary units and metric units of measure. With this implementation, QuantityWare customers using BCP1.0A can easily implement traditionally used conversion routines within their SAP Oil&Gas System – even although they are not conform to the current ASTM D1250-04 standard. The provision of such functions shows QuantityWares’ commitment to support legacy requirements based upon established business and governmental requirements.
Today QuantityWare’s RFA (Renewable Fuels Association) associate membership was confirmed. The RFA is a U.S.-based organisation with international membership which is dedicated to furthering the interests of all organisations and companies concerned with the strategically important market of renewable fuels. At the current time, RFA committees are working on the definition of new standards containing VCF (Volume Conversion Factor) definitions for Ethanol and Bio Diesel products. Once defined and released to the industry, QuantityWare will provide accurate implementations of such standards within the functionality of its BCP product. This product can be purchased for use by any organisation running the SAP Oil&Gas solution.
Implementation of the VCF standard for Road Tars – ASTM D633-97, re-approved 2005 (based upon 60FAH) has been completed. QuantityWare has also programmed own extensions for 15CEL and 20CEL to this standard. The functionality has been integrated into BCP10A and will be delivered in the next CSP which is planned for the middle of April.
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