Ship & Barge Loading Metering Skids

With many products being loaded and unloaded by ship and barge, the need for metering stations is necessary to ensure the significant volumes of products are counted accurately to the risk of significant financial losses. Applications range from crude oil, feedstocks, refined products to propane and a variety of chemical products. Whatever the application, S&S Technical can help design, fabricate, and automate a solution to fit your specific needs in any size and flow rate required.

The core of the system is the meter itself. Many measurement professionals have their preferred technologies which consist of coriolis, turbine and ultrasonic and any meter can be incorporated into the design. Some skid designs will use two meters with one acting as a “check” meter to ensure meter accuracy.

Fully integrated meter skids will include the necessary instrumentation such as pressure and temperature transmitters and densitometers as well as motor operated valves and PSV’s. Depending on the product, automated liquid sampler systems or analyzer systems to measure gas composition are typically included. A flow computer along with all electrical wiring and junction boxes will be included as well a double block and bleed valve with prover connections for meter proving. Some meter skids will include compact provers as part of the design that can also be placed on the dock or jetty.

Skid frames can include spill pans, slip resistant grating walk surface with some requiring platforms with handrail and stairs on the perimeter of the skid for safe access when skids are located above grade that is not level.  All meter skids are fully tested prior to shipment ensuring the skid arrives on site ready to plug/play, speeding up the installation time and allowing you to start measuring products quickly.

For more information on Ship and Barge Metering Systems for your next project or upcoming facility, contact us directly at 678-250-9507 or Request a Quote

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