Custody transfer flow meters are used to determine how much of a commodity changes hands in exchange for some monetary, financial or other recognized trade consideration.
All custody transfer applications involve at least one buyer and one seller. During custody transfer, accuracy is of great importance to both the company delivering the material and the recipient.
In order to ensure reliable and accurate measurement, devices are certified for custody transfer by a nationally recognized body. For Coriolis flow sensors, custody transfer approvals are mandated by the US National Conference on Weights and Measures office.
The SITRANS FC430 Coriolis Flowmeter has National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) custody transfer approval for the US and Canada, for the measurement of volume and mass liquid flow.
The mass flow meter is approved for use in stationary installation applications to measure any normal liquid that falls within the specific gravity range (0.59 – 1.10 s.g.). Typical products include: water, alcohols, glycols, water mixes, agricultural liquids, fertilizers, chemicals, petroleum products, solvents, herbicides and suspensions.
Historically, the FC430 is the most accurate tool for measuring flow in a pipe. It offers high accuracy measurement with minimum pressure loss, and can be used in fiscal or custody transfer metering applications in oil and gas, petrochemical, and food and beverage processes.
Common petrochemical and gas custody transfer applications include:
- Pipeline Terminals
- Import/Export Terminals
- Liquid Fertilizer Distribution and Transport
- Ship Board Production and Storage Vessels
- LACT Units
- Ethanol/Bio Fuel Plants
Common food and beverage custody transfer applications include:
- Dairy Processing Plants
- Dairy Farms and Collectives
- Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice
- Soft Drink MFG and Distribution
- Fertilizers used in Feed and Agricultural Production
Potentially, any liquid transported by tank trucks or rail cars… when money or ownership changes hands, a custody transfer-rated coriolis meter is the way to go.
Learn more about the Siemens SITRANS FC430 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter approved for custody transfer.
Questions? Call (800) 953-7626
Lesman Instrument Company is the authorized Siemens representative in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Paducah KY, Wisconsin, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. If you are located outside that area, you can find your local sales office or get technical assistance by calling 800-365-8766.