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Tank Calibration Services

When it comes to tank calibrations on Federal and Indian lands (BLM), adhering to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 43, Subpart 3174 is of utmost importance. This comprehensive subpart outlines the specific requirements for accurate measurement of oil and gas production, with a particular focus on tank calibration, measurement equipment, and

Choose V-TIC for Tank Calibrations: At our company, we pride ourselves on precision and compliance. Our experienced team employs API-approved methods and cutting-edge technology to ensure accurate tank calibrations on federal and Indian lands. Rest assured, we’ll handle your tank calibration needs efficiently and deliver meticulous results that meet the highest industry standards. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience our top-notch tank calibration services firsthand.

Ensuring Compliance and Accuracy

At V-TIC, we understand the criticality of precise oil measurement by tank gauging. Our goal is to accurately compute the total net standard volume of oil withdrawn from a properly calibrated sales tank. By strictly following the activities prescribed in § 3174.6 and the requirements of § 3174.4 of this subpart, we determine the quantity and quality of oil being removed.

As per federal regulations, each oil storage tank associated with an approved Facility Measurement Point (FMP) must undergo accurate calibration using recognized API methods. We utilize API 2.2A, API 2.2B, or API 2.2C, along with API RP 2556 for the calibration of tank-gauging systems. The process involves determining sales tank capacities by actual tank measurements, with unit volume expressed in barrels (bbl) and incremental height measurements aligned with gauging increments specified in § 3174.6(b)(5)(i)(C).

In line with regulations, we promptly re-calibrate sales tanks if relocated, repaired, or if capacity changes due to any alterations. Our commitment to transparency and compliance includes submitting sales tank calibration charts (tank tables) to the appropriate authorities within 45 days after calibration. These tank tables can be provided in either paper or electronic format.

API Methods for Tank Calibrations

Our expertise in tank calibration relies on adhering to the highest industry standards. We use the approved API Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards (MPMS) for tank calibration, including the following methods:

API 2.2A

Measurement and Calibration of Upright Cylindrical Tanks by the Manual Tank Strapping Method.

API 2.2B

Calibration of Upright Cylindrical Tanks Using the Optical Reference Line Method.

API 2.2C

Calibration of Upright Cylindrical Tanks Using the Optical-triangulation Method.

V-TIC is Licensed with MHA TERO to perform services on the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation Three Affiliated Tribes Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.


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