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Standards Update: ASTM D4311

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ASTM D4311 has been revised and published as ASTM D4311-21. QuantityWare has carefully analyzed this new version. No changes impacting quantity conversions of existing ASTM D4311-15 BCP implementations are present in this new standard version. Thus, customers utilizing ASTM D4311-15 BCP implementations are compliant with this new version. Documentation compliance updates for all relevant PMC functions will be delivered with BCS 30x Collective Note – Corrections & Enhancements II – Note number 000103 in February 2022.

Log4j2 – No Vulnerabilities Found

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On the 10th of December 2021, a major vulnerability in the Apache Log4j2 software was discovered, which has impacted a wide range of organisations.

Following a thorough review of our infrastructure, we have found no Log4j2 vulnerabilities in any of the QuantityWare systems or software.

QuantityWare does not run Log4j2 on any systems, including this website, the Service Portal, and QuantityWare itself.

If you are a QuantityWare customer and require any further information regarding this, please raise a ticket with us using the QuantityWare Service Portal.

Many thanks,

The QuantityWare Security Team

Standards Update: API MPMS Chapter 11.2.5

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Standard API MPMS Chapter 11.2.5 – A Simplified Vapor Pressure Correlation for Commercial NGLs – has been issued as a new, second edition in December 2020. QuantityWare has carefully analyzed this new edition, which replaces the first edition from 2007. The QuantityWare BCS 3.0 NGL/LPG implementations for the vapor pressure calculations do comply with this new edition. An online documentation compliance update for the PMC will be delivered with the next BCS 30x Collective Note.

SAP®S/4HANA 2021 Support

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The QuantityWare Bulk Calculations Solution 3.0B has successfully completed its certification as the only “SAP® Certified – Integration with SAP® S/4HANA Cloud” quantity conversion and governance solution available for the SAP Oil & Gas solution; thus BCS 3.0B has now been released by QuantityWare for productive usage on SAP Oil & Gas on S/4HANA 2021 (S/4HC 2021_EX).

Standards Update: ASTM D1555

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Standard ASTM D1555 – Standard Test Method for Calculation of Volume and Weight of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cyclohexane – has been revised and issued as a new 2021 version.

QuantityWare has carefully analyzed this new U.S. customary unit version. ASTM D1555M-16 (the metric version of ASTM D1555) has (until date of publication of this News Item) no revision and no new revised version.

Concerning ASTM D1555-21, our analysis has shown that ASTM D1555-16 BCP template conversion groups are in compliance with this new 2021 version. An online documentation update for the PMC will be delivered with the next BCS 30x Collective Note.

BCS 3.0A CSP02 / BCS 3.0B CSP01 Released

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With support for revised standard versions, usability enhancements and minor corrections, these CSPs (CSP02 for BCS3.0A and CSP01 for BCS3.0B) also contain ASTM Table 1 conversion factors for all quantities (e.g. GSM, GSW, GSV, NSW, NSM and NSV) and automation / monitoring of BCS-specific tasks per SAP SCCMS. See the release Notes in our Knowledge Base for further details. Registered users can find all CSP files in the DataLounge within our Service portal, for download.

To coincide with this CSP release, we have also updated and re-released virtually all documentation in a new, modern format.

Usage License Purchase via SAPStore

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It is now possible to purchase QuantityWare Annual Usage Agreements via the SAPStore.

Simply call and enter “QuantityWare” in the search field – you will then land in our SAPStore presence.

SAPStore Euro prices are 15% higher than standard QuantityWare pricing, however customers and prospective customers still have the ability to purchase from QuantityWare, directly.

Although slightly more expensive, the SAPStore purchase option can provide major customer benefits, e.g:

  • Customers can purchase our solution along with SAP software on a single SAP Bill of Materials,
  • Public sector customers often have complex supplier rulings – purchasing via SAPStore may simplify, or make a purchase process possible.

All standard QuantityWare Terms and Conditions apply – there are no purchasing “channel” differences in the extent or quality of solution and service.

We are glad to be able to provide an additional, flexible purchasing method for our customers and prospective customers leveraging SAP Partner standard offerings.

Standards Update: API MPMS Chapter 12.2

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API MPMS Chapter 12.2, 2nd Edition, Calculation of Petroleum Quantities Using Dynamic Measurement Methods and Volumetric Correction Factors, has been released in July 2021 and supersedes the following standards, all of which are withdrawn:

  • API MPMS Chapter 12.2.1, 2nd Edition 1995,
  • API MPMS Chapter 12.2.2, 3rd Edition 2003,
  • API MPMS Chapter 12.2.3, 1st Edition 1998.

QuantityWare will carefully analyze this new edition with respect to any impacts on the supported QuantityWare BCS calculation models.

15th Anniversary

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We thank our customers and allied consultants for their trust in our product and company. Over 15 years, we have:

  • served over 90 customers in more than 30 countries
  • supported SAP platforms from legacy ECC, to the latest S/4 HANA genres
  • provided the industry with a unique, cohesive ISO 91:2017 quantity-conversions solution
  • extended our network of certified consultants – providing independent global support.

We are responsible for the calculation of billions of dollars’ worth of product throughout the industries’ value chain, from the largest E&P companies to the smallest secondary distributors.
Natural Gas and Hydrogen adoption are the next challenges and we are already at work on these topics.