Meter Skid

Definition - What does Meter Skid mean?

Meter Skid, also known as a metering skid, is a framed device on which various assemblies are installed. These include solar panel, meter prover loop, control valves, meter run, and ancillary control houses to name a few. The main use of a Meter Skid is in custody transfer meter, whereby it is used for the determination of financial estimates. Every Meter Skid can be composed of the process gas chromatograph and one or more flow meters. The Meter Skid also measures the gas and decreases the pressure of gas at metering stations.

Petropedia explains Meter Skid

A Meter Skid is a special platform on which various devices and instruments are installed. The Meter Skid consists of pipelines, filters and other equipment necessary for the metering function. The following components are usually installed on a Meter Skid:

  • Meter prover
  • Beams
  • Flowmeter or Orifice Plate
  • Transmitters
  • Valves
  • Solar Panel
  • Batteries

All these components are installed and tested offsite. After the successful testing of the skid, it is shipped to the location where it is going to be used and installed as a main metering unit.

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