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Standards Update: ASTM D1250

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ASTM D1250 has been issued as a new version with the designation ASTM D1250-19. This version is necessary due to the publication of API MPMS Chapter 11.1 Addendum 2 (May 2019 – see news item). 10 changes are listed in Addendum 2 which are classified as “minor” modifications in ASTM D1250-19. One of these “minor” modifications requires that final densities and volumes should be calculated with unrounded volume correction factors (CTL, CPL and CTPL). This modification affects calculation results of the current implementation and thus requires an advanced development such that the calculation models assigned to API MPMS Chapter 11.1 can be configured (via a switch in the conversion group settings) to apply unrounded volume correction factors. This advanced development will be shipped via a QuantityWare note in Q2 2020.

SAP®S/4HANA 1809 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” 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 1809.

Standards Update: API MPMS 11.1

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A new Addendum 2 has been issued in May 2019 for API MPMS Chapter 11.1 – “Temperature and Pressure Volume Correction Factors for Generalized Crude Oils, Refined Products, and Lubricating Oils” . QuantityWare will carefully analyze the numerous changes delivered with this second addendum and assess potential implications on existing implementations within the next months. Additional guidance will then be communicated in a second news item in Q4 2019 to our customers.

Standards Update: API MPMS Chapter 11.3.3

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“Miscellaneous Hydrocarbon Product Properties – Denatured Ethanol Density and Volume Correction Factors” has been issued as a third edition in May 2019. QuantityWare has analyzed this new version and confirms that existing BCP implementations of API MPMS Chapter 11.3.3 comply with this latest version. In addition, this new edition provides pressure correction logic, which is relevant if ethanol is metered at elevated pressures. QuantityWare will thus define and deliver an advanced development, which will enable API MPMS 11.3.3 CPL calculations.

Butadiene Working Paper

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In this newly-released QuantityWare document, we build on our popular working paper LPG Vapor Space Calculations to provide comparison calculation results for vapor space and liquid volume properties of Butadiene. As several calculation standards are available for a single product group, we clearly demonstrate that it is of the utmost importance for business partners to agree on a common measurement standard basis for their business transaction processes.

Standards Update: API MPMS Chapter 12.1.1 – Part 1

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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.

Standards Update: ASTM D1550

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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.

Standards Update: ASTM D2962

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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.