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Hydrogen Blending of Natural Gas

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The options, advantages and risks of blending natural gas with hydrogen are currently discussed widely and controversially, e.g. the feasibility within the European gas grid at the transportation and distribution level.

From a measurement point of view, the situation has been clarified with the publication of a new research paper by the DVGW.

QuantityWare BCG customers thus may now calculate standardized volumes of gases of all possible ratios of hydrogen content within a dry natural gas – and all other required properties – utilizing existing BCG high pressure dry natural gas conversion groups.

All details can be found in our new Natural Gas / Hydrogen Mixture FAQ.

SAP®S/4HANA 2022 Support

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The QuantityWare Bulk Calculations Solution 3.0 (BCS 30B) has successfully completed its certification as the only “SAP® Certified – Integration with Cloud Solutions” quantity conversion and governance solution available for the SAP Oil, Gas & Energy solution; thus BCS 30B has now been released by QuantityWare for productive usage with the SAP Oil, Gas & Energy Solution on S/4HANA 2022 according to two models:

  1. SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, release 2022 via the SAP integration scenario Add-On Deployment for RISE with SAP (including on-premises SAP S/4HANA).
  2. SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition (including SAP CVA and fulfillment of “Cloud Operational & Technical Requirements”).

Standards Update: ASTM D1555M

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Standard ASTM D1555M – Standard Test Method for Calculation of Volume and Weight of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cyclohexane [Metric] – has been revised and issued as a new 2022 version.

QuantityWare has carefully analyzed this new metric version. The analysis has shown that ASTM D1555M-16 template conversion groups, contained in BCP 3.0, are in compliance with this new 2022 version. An online documentation update and updated template conversion groups for the PMC will be delivered with the next BCS CSP.

Standards Update: ASTM D1298

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ASTM D1298 – Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density, or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method – has been reapproved in 2017 and issued as ASTM D1298-12b(2017). QuantityWare BCS implementations comply with this latest ASTM D1298 version, which did not change the correction formulas defined therein. Read Note 000026 for additional configuration information.

Standards Update: Anhydrous Ammonia

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A national standard document from Measurement Canada, based on experimental data, is available for the liquid phase anhydrous ammonia product – the experimental data is defined in “The Thermodynamic Properties of Ammonia, by L. Haar and S.J. Gallagher, Journal of Physics Chemistry Ref. Data, Volume 7, No. 3, 1978”. A quantity conversion implementation is now available as part of our BCP solution, which utilizes all VCF table values of this national standard, as an advanced development (AD) with note 000102.

High Pressure Hydrogen Quantity Conversions – Development Completed

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The QuantityWare development team has completed the implementation of a high pressure hydrogen quantity conversion solution on 23.05.2022. This implementation will be shipped as Advanced Development in Q3 2022 – after the now following 2 months testing and test scenario definition phase. All details can be found in our Hydrogen FAQ.
With this solution in place, pipeline flow data (hydrogen volumes at any given flowing temperature and flowing pressure) can be converted to standardized volume and mass quantity values. Masses are the financial reference quantity value when trading hydrogen.

BCS 3.0 Automation & Alerting

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As described in Chapter 3. Of the BCS 3.0 Release Notes (see link) a sophisticated monitoring framework has been shipped with the latest CSP (BCS 30B-01 and BCS 30A-02) utilizing SAP CCMS Monitoring capabilities. Implementation of this framework requires expert knowledge of SAP CCMS.
Examples are described in our working paper (see link), which has now been published.