BCS Supported Products FAQs

Answers to common questions regarding Information on specific BCS crude oil & natural gas products support

Does QuantityWare BCP support calculations of gross and net volumes, masses and weights for crude oil?

Yes.

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 –

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What products are covered by QuantityWare BCS?

QuantityWare BCS covers crude oil and natural gas products. The Supported Products Manual provides a detailed definition on which products are supported.

The Supported Standards Manual for BCP and BCG then contains detailed support information for each single product group (e.g. LPG, Gasoline, Asphalt, LNG etc.).

 

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Does QuantityWare BCG support Hydrogen quantity conversions?

QuantityWare BCG supports natural gas products. Natural gas products are products with a considerable methane content. Thus, Hydrogen is generally not covered. See the BCS Supported Products Manual for details – full coverage will require the availability of an international measurement standard defining an implementation procedure for Hydrogen quantity conversions.

Ideal Gas Coverage for Hydrogen – Example:

Note: If you simply require data capture and conversions of low pressure hydrogen volumes, masses and energies, you may consider utilizing a BCG ideal gas low pressure conversion group.

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Does QuantityWare BCG support industrial gases like Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon, Helium and so on?

QuantityWare BCG supports natural gas products. Natural gas products are products with a considerable methane content. Thus, industrial gases are not in scope of BCG – such gases define a second highly complex area of quantity conversions besides natural gas flow calculations . See the BCS Supported Products Manual for details.

Note: If you simply require data capture of low pressure industrial gas volumes and masses, you may consider utilizing a BCG ideal gas low pressure conversion group, where you capture the industrial gas volume and density and calculated the mass according tho the ideal gas law.

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Does QuantityWare BCS cover Ethylene quantity conversions?

Ethylene is not supported with BCS 3.0. QuantityWare has analyzed API MPMS 11.3.2.1 – 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.

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Does QuantityWare BCG support natural gas quantity conversions for wet gases?

QuantityWare BCG supports quantity conversions for dry natural gases including LNG, as well as NGL quantity conversions.

To a limited extend, wet energy transaction quantities and test heating value entry is supported. Read QuantityWare Note 000059 for all details.

For customer specific wet energy and wet heating value calculations, a customer specific remote consulting document, which includes ABAP function module examples for customer specific wet gas calculations can be provided.

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