Application of ABET Accreditation King Saud University College of Engineering Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department First Semester 1427-1428 (2006-2007) PGE 381: 3(3,1,0) Natural Gas Metering and Analysis Engineering Instructor Hazim Nayel Dmour, Assistant Professor. Office: 2B 85 Phone: 966 1 4675621 E-mail: [email protected] Textbooks 1 “Natural Gas Engineering, Chi U. Ikoku, Textbook, John Wiley and Sons, New York, USA.1980.”. 2 “Handbook of Natural Gas Engineering.”, MaGraw-Hill, New York, USA. 1959.”. Prerequisite PGE 362 Description Natural gas sampling, testing and analysis. Fundamentals of natural gas metering. Determination of common contaminants in natural gas. API and ANSI standards measurement requirements. Natural gas primary treatment. Objectives The purpose of this course is to present and integrate the necessary fundamentals from natural gas engineering in order to understand the basic knowledge of proper measurement, sampling, and analysis of raw and processed natural gas streams. In addition, practical experience, and industry standards requirements are integrated for students and for graduate engineers, who desire to practice in natural gas industry. In this course we put special emphasis on using the various mechanical measurement techniques, the various technologies of gas metering, international standards. Topics Introduction to natural gas, pressure and temperature bases for gas Covered measurement, physical constants, calculation procedures (2 classes). Origin of natural gas (2 classes). Physical properties of natural gas, gas laws, density and specific volume, compressibility, formation volume factor, mole fraction, volume fraction and mass fraction, apparent molecular weight or molar mass, volume of a pound-mole, relative density, molar mass ratio, specific gravity of natural gas, viscosity of natural gases, calculation of the gas gravity or molar mass, gas calorimetry (4 classes). Types of natural gas, wet, sweet, and sour (2 classes). Field equipment, conventional separators (vertical, horizontal, spherical) filter separators, stage separator, low temperature separators (3 classes). Gas measurement, introduction, methods of measurement (volumetric measurement, displacement metering, differential pressure methods, turbine meter, elbow meter), orifice meters, description of orifice meters, (basic equation, computation of volumes, recording charts, orifice meter selection, uncertainties in flow measurements, mas flow meter), Alterate methods orifice well tester, orifice assembly with single tap, pulsating flow, critical flow prover, open flow pitot, choke nipple tube natural gas liquid measurement (7 classes). Determination of common contaminants in natural gas (3 classes). API (ANSI) Standard measurement requirements (4 classes). Natural gas primary treatment (3 classes). Classes/Tutor Classes are held two times per week in 50 minutes lectures plus threeials laboratory class of 150 minutes per week. Evaluation 10% for Attendance, Participation and labor activities 10% for Quizzes and Home works. 30% for two midterm exams and 50% for the final examination. Improvement Some basic background and prerequisite materials are often reviewed during Actions this course. Course contents are regularly reviewed and up-to date materials are quoted. Science Design : 1:3 Relationship This course contributes to the general ABET objectives as well as the listed with ABET educational objectives of the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Program Engineering as follows: Education Objectives (PEO) ABET a to k Outcomes Program Education Objectives (PEO) Criterion Applicability Criterion Applicability a 1 b 2 c 3 d 4 e 5 f -- 6 g 7 h -- i -- J k Applications Design Design of orifice meter, venture tube and other flow meters. Project, Term Laboratory: Methods of measuring the flow rate in a Paper, … etc. pipeline. Experiment, Gas Hydrates Prediction & Control. Computer Recombination Problems.