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

What products are covered by QuantityWare BCS?

QuantityWare BCS covers crude oil and natural gas products. The Supported Products Manual provides detailed information 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 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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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.

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

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

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

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, is available to certified QuantityWare BCS consultants.

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Does QuantityWare BCG support Hydrogen quantity conversions?

QuantityWare BCG supports dry natural gas (high and low pressure processing), LNG and NGL.

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. However, a simple ideal gas approach may be sufficient for your hydrogen business process:

Ideal Gas Coverage for Hydrogen – Example:

If you simply require data capture and conversions of low pressure hydrogen volumes,

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

QuantityWare BCG supports dry natural gas (high and low pressure processing), LNG and NGL.

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 simple ideal gas approach may be sufficient for your industrial gas business process:

Ideal Gas Coverage for Nitrogen – Example:

If you simply require data capture of low pressure nitrogen volumes and masses,

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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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