The increasing size and complexity of natural gas transmission and distribution systems in North America are leading to higher dependence on automated, remote communication and monitoring of meter station, compression, and pipeline facilities. Along with implementing new technology comes the need to maximise operating cost efficiencies while continuing to deliver reliable transportation service. Managing alarm conditions at over 1100 receipt and delivery meter stations in an efficient and effective manner has become increasingly important for NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) to satisfy customer requirements for finalising individual gas accounts on a daily basis. As a result, NGTL has developed a “Meter Station Alarm Management Plan”. This paper describes the process developed and implemented by NGTL in categorising and prioritising measurement alarms and providing the right response, along with the benefits to be achieved.

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