Definition - What does Metering Manifold mean?
Metering Manifold is a network of pipes and valves that are installed in a specific order to help a pipeline operator transfer or divert the flow of the fluid. The redirected fluid send from a main pipe is often received by another pipe, which acts as a conduit and sends the fluid to other units for processing or storage. Metering Manifold allows the pipes to be connected as branches, all of which are connected to a main distribution point. Thus, this setting of the pipes allows for proper flow of fluid from the main source to the end point.
Petropedia explains Metering Manifold
In the petroleum industry, pipelines act as a major medium for transportation of oil and natural gas products. Whether it is crude oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, slurry or wastewater, all of these are transported via pipelines. Metering manifold is the installation of pipes and valves, which act as a network. These pipes are connected to the main and act as different branches which are connected to other units. The fluid or gas, when transferred from the main can be diverted and flown through these channels. Metering Manifold allows easy and controlled flow of fluids, as the main pipe can divert the fluid easily.