BCS Supported Products FAQs
Answers to common questions regarding information on specific bulk products support by BCS
What products are covered by QuantityWare BCS?
Does QuantityWare BCG support hydrogen quantity conversions?
Due to strong industry demand, QuantityWare has defined a development strategy for hydrogen quantity conversions, which is published in note 000106.
Planning for the first release in Q3 2022 of a high pressure hydrogen solution – as part of QuantityWare BCG 3.0 – has been made. Read note 000101 for further details.
Already, a straightforward ideal gas approach – available to all BCG 3.0 customers – may be sufficient for your SAP ERP logistics business processes for hydrogen:
Ideal Gas Coverage for Hydrogen –
Does QuantityWare BCP support anhydrous ammonia quantity conversions?
Anhydrous ammonia is an important base chemical. It is globally utilized for fertilizer production; also, it’s capability for LHC (Liquid Hydrogen Carrier) usage is widely discussed – see note 000106 for details.
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.”
In a Consulting Document (PDF), that is available for download from our portal to certified BCS consultants,
Does QuantityWare BCP support calculations of gross and net volumes, masses and weights for crude oil?
The American Petroleum Institute (API) defines the following quantities in e.g. API MPMS Chapter 12.1.1, which can be mapped to a distinct SAP Dimension ID (DIMID):
- GOV – gross observed volume <-> SAP DIMID GRSVOL, All UoM w/o standard temperature
- GSV – gross standard volume <-> SAP DIMID GRSVOL, All UoM with standard temperature assigned
- NOV – net observed volume <-> SAP DIMID VOLUME, All UoM w/o standard temperature assigned
- NSV – net standard volume <-> SAP DIMID VOLUME, All UoM with standard temperature assigned
- GSW –
Does QuantityWare BCP support ISO 91:2017 and what are the corresponding template conversion groups?
1. My customer requires compliance with ISO 91:2017. Is this possible?
Yes, QuantityWare BCP supports ISO 91:2017 since 2010.
2. How do I identify the relevant conversion groups?
The QuantityWare ISO 91:2017 Consulting Paper provides detailed Petroleum Measurement Cockpit selection options such that you can easily identify all ISO 91:2017 conversion groups.
Does QuantityWare BCG support natural gas quantity conversions for wet gases?
For simple wet energy and wet heating value calculations, as defined for SAP PRA wet gas calculations, a remote consulting document, which includes ABAP function module examples for customer specific wet gas calculations – as part of a Generic Customer Development (GCD),
Does QuantityWare BCG support industrial gases like nitrogen, oxygen, argon, helium and so on?
Thus, industrial gases are generally not covered – such gases define a second highly complex area of quantity conversions besides natural gas flow calculations . See the BCS Supported Products Manual for details. However, a straightforward ideal gas approach may be sufficient for your industrial gas business processes:
Ideal Gas Coverage for Nitrogen – Example:
If you simply require data capture of low pressure nitrogen volumes and masses,
Does QuantityWare BCS cover ethylene quantity conversions?
Ethylene quantity conversions are not supported with BCS 3.0.
QuantityWare has analyzed API MPMS 220.127.116.11 – Ethylene Density and the referenced IUPAC-88 ethylene EOS paper (Thermodynamic Properties of Ethylene from Freezing Line to 450 K at Pressures to 20 MPA – M. Jahangiri et al.) and could not identify an implementation guideline for software developments therein. See BCP Supported Standards Ethylene Section.