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Metering Research Facility Reports

“GTI Metering Research Facility Update,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Proceedings of the 36th Annual American School of Gas Measurement Technology, Houston, Texas, September 17-20, 2001.

“GTI Metering Research Facility Update,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Presentation at the Southern Gas Association Transmission Operations Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 18-20, 2001.

“Effects of Flow Conditioning on Gas Measurement,” by Darin L. George and Edgar B. Bowles, Jr., International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 22-24, 2001.

“GTI Metering Research Facility Update,” by E. B. Bowles, Jr., E. Kelner, and C. E. French (GTI), Natural Gas Quality, Energy Measurement, Metering and Utilization Practices Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 5-6, 2001.

“Natural Gas Measurement Program Status Report,” by Ed Bowles and MRF Staff, GTI MTAG Steering Committee Meeting, Houston, Texas, January 16, 2001.

“GRI Metering Research Facility,” by Eric Kelner, PEMEX 50 Congreso y Expo Internacional de DUCTOS (5th International Pipeline Congress and Exhibition), Morelia, Michoacán, México, October 18-20, 2000.

“GRI Metering Research Facility Update,” by E. B. Bowles, Jr., Proceedings of the American School of Gas Measurement Technology, Houston, Texas, September 2000.

“GRI Metering Research Facility Overview,” by E. B. Bowles, Jr., Southern Gas Association Transmission Conference, Houston, Texas, July 2000.

"Maintaining Facility Measurement Integrity: Efforts in Canada, USA, and the Netherlands," by Umesh Karnik, Ed Bowles, and Gert Sloet, Paper No. FEDSM2000-11105, Proceedings of ASME FEDSM'00, ASME 2000 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Boston Massachusetts, June 11-15, 2000.

“Compressed Natural Gas Measurement,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Proceedings of the 75th International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement, Tulsa, Oklahoma, May, 18, 2000.

“Flow Calibration Laboratory Performance. What Should Your Expectations Be?,” by E.B. Bowles Jr. and T. Grimley, presentation at the AGA Operations Conference, Denver, Colorado, May 9, 2000.

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Inter-Lab Testing Research

"Metering Research Facility Program: Round Robin Testing of Gas Flow Meters," by T. A. Grimley, E. B. Bowles, Jr., W. J. Astleford, and C. R. Sparks (consultant), technical memorandum (March 1998-March 2000) to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-00/0157, GRI Contract No. 5097-270-3937, October 2000.

"Centaur Round Robin Test: Traceability of TransCanada Calibrations Facility," by Umesh Karnik (NOVA) and Damian Flegal (NOVA), FLOMEKO 2000, The 10th International Conference on Flow Measurement, Session A, June 4-8, 2000, Salvador, Brazil.

"Maintaining Facility Measurement Integrity: Efforts in Canada, USA, and the Netherlands," by Umesh Karnik, Ed Bowles, and Gert Sloet, Paper No. FEDSM2000-11105, Proceedings of ASME FEDSM'00, ASME 2000 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Boston Massachusetts, June 11-15, 2000.

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Energy Measurement Research Publications

"Development of a Low Cost Inferential Natural Gas Flow Rate Prototype Retrofit Module," by Eric Kelner, Tom Owen, Parin George, Ali Minachi, Marybeth Nored, C. Schwartz, topical report (Sept. 2000-Jan. 2002) to Gas Research Institute and U.S. Department of Energy, GRI Contract No. 5097-270-3937, DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC21-96MC33033, March 2004.

"Development of a Low Cost Inferential Natural Gas Flow Rate Prototype Retrofit Module," by Thomas B. Morrow, Eric Kelner, and Ali Minachi, topical report (May 1999-June 2000) to Gas Research Institute and U.S. Department of Energy, GRI Contract No. 5097-270-3937, DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC21-96M33033, October 2000.

"Development of an Inferential Retrofit Instrument Module for Natural Gas Energy Flow Measurement," by E. B. Bowles, Jr., National Engineering Technology Laboratory, Morgantown, West Virginia, April 29, 2000.

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Field Meter Proving Publications

“On-Site Proving of Gas Turbine Meters,” by E. B. Bowles, Jr., and D. J. Rudroff (Invensys Metering Systems), 36th Annual American School of Gas Measurement Technology, Houston, Texas, September 17-20, 2001.

“On-Site Gas Meter Proving” by Edgar B. Bowles, Jr., International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 22-24, 2001.

“Metering Research Facility Program: Field Meter Prover Assessment,” by Steven J. Svedeman, technical memorandum (Sept. 1999-Sept. 2000) to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-00/0165, GRI Contract No. 5097-270-3937, September 2000.

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Natural Gas Sampling Methods Publications

“Metering Research Program: Natural Gas Sample Collection and Handling—Phase III (Experimental Investigation of Gas Sampling Techniques and Equipment),” by Eric Kelner, draft topical report to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-01/0070, GRI Contract No. 5097-270-3937, February 2002.

“Metering Research Program: Natural Gas Sample Collection and Handling—Phase II (Experimental Testing Under Simulated Field Conditions),” by Eric Kelner, draft topical report to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-01/0069, GRI Contract No. 5097-270-3937, February 2002.

“Update on Gas Sampling Research,” by Eric Kelner, 36th Annual American School of Gas Measurement Technology, Houston, Texas, September 17-20, 2001.

"The Revised API Natural Gas Sampling Standard – A Review of changes and Additions,” by Eric Kelner, AGA Operations Conference, April 29 - May 1, 2001.

“The Revised API Natural Gas Sampling Standard – A Review of Changes and Additions,” by Eric Kelner, Natural Gas Quality, Energy Measurement, Metering and Utilization Practices Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 5-6, 2001.

“API MPMS Chapter 14.2 Revision Update,” by Eric Kelner, presentation at American Petroleum Institute COPM Fall Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, September 25, 2000.

“The Revised Natural Gas Sampling Standard – A Review of Changes and Additions,” by Eric Kelner, International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement, Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 16-18, 2000.

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Coriolis Gas Flow Meter Publications

“Metering Research Facility Program: Coriolis Mass Flow Meter Performance with Natural Gas,” by T.A. Grimley, topical report (Jan.-Oct. 2001) to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-01/0222, GRI Contract No. 8346, January 2002.

“Installation Effects Testing of Coriolis Flow Meters with Natural Gas,” by Terrence A. Grimley, submitted to 5th International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement.

“GTI MRF Coriolis Gas Flow Meter Research Program Status Report,” by Terrence A. Grimley, API Alternate Meters Task Group Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee, October 15, 2001.

“Overview of GTI MRF Ultrasonic and Coriolis Flow Meter Research Results,” by Terrence A. Grimley, NOVA Metcon Meeting – Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 11, 2001.

“GTI MRF Coriolis Gas Flow Meter Research Program Status Report,” by Terry Grimley, GTI Measurement Technical Committee Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, September 12, 2001.

“Coriolis Gas Flow Meter Research,” by Terry Grimley and Darin George, GTI Measurement Technical Advisor Group, San Antonio, Texas April 10, 2001.

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Orifice Gas Flow Meter Publications

“Metering Research Facility Program. Orifice Meter Operational Effects: Effects of Meter Tube Roughness on Orifice Meter Accuracy,” by D. L. George and T. B. Morrow (consultant), draft topical report to Gas Research Institute (Sept.–Jan. 2001), Report No. GRI-02/0018, GRI Contract No. 5097-170-3937, February 2002.

“Metering Research Facility Program. Orifice Meter Operational Effects: Operational Factors that Affect Orifice Meter Accuracy,” by T. B. Morrow (consultant), D. L. George, and M.G. Nored, draft topical report to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-00/0141, GRI Contract No. 5097-170-3937, December 2001.

“Pulsation Effects on Orifice Metering (Considering Primary and Secondary Elements),” by Robert J. McKee, 36th Annual American School of Gas Measurement Technology, Houston, Texas, September 17-20, 2001.

“Orifice Meter Operational Effects: Orifice Meter Calibration for Backwards-Facing Orifice Plates” by D.L. George and T.B. Morrow (consultant), topical report to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-01/0074,GRI Contract No. 5097-170-3937, July 2001.

"Numerical Simulation of the Flow Field Downstream of 90 Degree Elbows and the Simulated Response of an Ultrasonic Flow Meter,” by Gerald L. Morrison and Karine Tung (Texas A&M University), technical report to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-01/0090, GRI Contract No. 5097-170-3937, June 2001.

“Effects of Orifice Plates Installed Backwards and Meter Tube Roughness on Discharge Coefficients,” by D.L. George, P.J. LaNasa, T.B. Morrow and G.L. Morrison, 2001 AGA Operations Conference, Dallas, Texas April 29-May 2, 2001.

“Pipe Wall Roughness Effect Upon Orifice and Ultrasonic Flow Meters,” by Gerald L. Morrison (Texas A&M University), technical report to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-01/0091, GRI Contract No. 5097-170-3937, April 2001.

“Numerical Simulation of the Effects of Backwards Installation, Bevel Thickness, and Plate Thickness Upon the Accuracy of Orifice Flow Meters,” by Gerald L. Morrison (Texas A&M University), technical report to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-01/0089, GRI Contract No. 5097-270-3937, April 2001.

“Orifice Meter Installation Configurations With and Without Flow Conditioners,” by W. Studzinski, U. Karnik, P. LaNasa, T.B. Morrow, D. Goodson, Z. Husein, and J. Gallagher, topical report (Dec.1997-Sept.1999) to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-99/0262, GRI Contract No. 5097-270-3937, March 2001.

“Orifice Meter Operational Effects: Orifice Meter Flow Measurement at Low Differential Pressures,” by D.L.George and T.B.Morrow, topical report (June-Nov.2000) to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-00/0216, GRI Contract No. 5097-270-3937, February 2001.

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Turbine Gas Flow Meter Publications

“Metering Research Facility Program: Turbine Meter Research in Support of the Planned AGA-7 Revision,” by D. L. George, draft topical report (May-Oct. 2001) to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-01/0226, GRI Contract No. 8346, November 2001.

“On-Site Proving of Gas Turbine Meters,” by E. B. Bowles Jr., Proceedings of the 36th Annual American School of Gas Measurement Technology, Houston, Texas, September 17-20, 2001.

“Metering Research Facility Program: Pressure Drop in Gas Turbine Meters as an Indicator of Performance,” by R.J. McKee and J.N. Witte, technical memorandum (Jan.-June 1997) to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-00/0125, GRI Contract No. 5097-270-3937, November 2000.

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Ultrasonic Gas Flow Meter Publications

"Metering Research Facility Program: Additional Studies of the Effects of Line Pressure Variation on Ultrasonic Gas Flow Meter Performance," by Tom Morrow, topical report (Sept. 2002-March 2004) Report No. GRI-03/0086, GRI Contract No. 8346, March 2004.

“Metering Research Facility Program: Performance Testing of 12-Inch Ultrasonic Flow Meters and Flow Conditioners in Short Run Meter Installations,” by T. A. Grimley, draft topical report (Jan. 1999 – June 2000) to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-01/0129, GRI Contract No. 5097-170-3937, February 2002.

“Overview of GTI MRF Ultrasonic Flow Meter Research Program,” by T. Grimley, Presentation at the NOVA Metcon Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 11, 2001.

“Ultrasonic Flow Meter Topics,” by T. Grimley, Presentation to the Houston Gulf Coast Measurement Society, Houston, Texas, July 23, 2001.

“Numerical Simulation of the Flow Field Downstream of 90 Degree Elbows and the Simulated Response of an Ultrasonic Flow Meter,” by Gerald L. Morrison and Karine Tung (Texas A&M University), technical report to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-01/0090, GRI Contract No. 5097-170-3937, June 2001.

“Pipe Wall Roughness Effect Upon Orifice and Ultrasonic Flow Meters,” by Gerald L. Morrison (Texas A&M University), technical report to Gas Research Institute, Report No. GRI-01/0091, GRI Contract No. 5097-170-3937, April 2001.

“GTI MRF Ultrasonic Flow Meter Research Program,” by T. Grimley, Presentation at American Gas Association TMC Meeting, February 6, 2001.

“Ultrasonic Meter Installation Configuration Testing,” by Terrence A. Grimley, AGA 2000 Operations Conference, Denver, Colorado, May 7-9, 2000.

“Metering Research Facility Program: Performance Testing of 8-inch Ultrasonic Flow Meters for Natural Gas Measurement,” by T. Grimley, topical report (July 1996 - December 1997) to Gas Research Institute, GRI Contract No. 5097-270-3937, November 2000.

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Related Topics of Publication

"Effects of Flow Conditioning on Gas Measurement," by D. L. George and E. B. Bowles Jr., International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 22-24, 2001.

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American Oil and Gas Reporter

"Recent Advances in Natural Gas Measurement," by E.B. Bowles, Jr. and G.J. Hatton, American Oil and Gas Reporter, October 2001, pp. 74-79.

Flow Control

"Operational Factors that Affect Orifice Meter Accuracy," by T.B. Morrow, D.L. George, M.G. Nored, and E.B. Bowles, Jr., Flow Control, January 2003, pp.32-39.

"Recent Results from Natural Gas Metering Research," by M.G. Nored, Dr. D.L. George, T.A. Grimley and E.B. Bowles Jr., Flow Control, February 2002.

"Flow Calibration Laboratory Performance," by E.B. Bowles Jr. and T. Grimley, Flow Control, Vol. VII, No. 3, March/April 2001, pp.24-33.

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Pipeline and Gas Journal

“Orifice Meter Measurement Errors at Low Differential Pressures,” by D.L. George and P.J.LaNasa, Pipeline & Gas Journal, December 2001.

"A New Method for Energy Flow Rate Measurement,” by E.Kelner and E.B.Bowles Jr., Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2001, pp. 22-25.

“Minimizing Orifice Meter Installation Lengths,” by E.B. Bowles Jr, E.Kelner and T.Morrow, Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2000, Vol. 227, No. 7, pp. 38-45.

“Using Ultrasonic Flow Meters At Custody Transfer Stations,” by E.B.Bowles Jr and T.Grimley, Pipeline & Gas Journal, January 2000, Vol. 227, No. 1, pp. 42-46.

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Pipeline and Gas Industry

“New Developments in Turbine Flow Meters for Natural Gas Applications,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Pipeline & Gas Industry, November 2001.

“Coriolis meters for high-pressure natural gas flow measurement,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Pipeline & Gas Industry, August 2001, p.114.

“Gas measurement projects at the Metering Research Facility,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Pipeline & Gas Industry, May 2001, p.94.

“Cost-effective real-time measurement of natural gas energy flow rate,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Pipeline & Gas Industry, February 2001, p.78.

“Latest on natural gas sampling methods,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Pipeline & Gas Industry, November 2000, p.108.

“Hot Measurement Issues,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Pipeline & Gas Industry, August 2000, p.88.

“Meter Calibration: Key to accurate gas measurement,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Pipeline & Gas Industry, May 2000, p.116.

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Pipeline and Gas Technology

“Measurement Info – volumetric measurement of gas,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Pipeline & Gas Technology, May 2002.

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Power Engineering

“Gas Metering in Gas-Fired Power Plants,” by E.B. Bowles Jr., Power Engineering, April 2002.

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To find out how the Metering Research Facility can assist you with flow measurement, meter development, calibration, testing, and training, or for information about how you can contract with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), please contact Terry Grimley at tgrimley@swri.org or (210) 522-2353.

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