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This specification provides the minimum requirements for the design, fabrication, pressure rating, marking, and testing for fuel oil meters (volumetric positive displacement type). The components of the meter shall be the following: housing, measuring chamber, adjusting device, direction marker, and register. Meter properties such as capacity, pressure drop, normal flow error, and maintainability shall be determined. Meters shall have all burrs or sharp edges removed and shall be cleaned of all loose metal chips and other foreign substances. A representative fuel oil meter shall undergo calibration and adjustment and hydrostatic test.
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1.1 This specification provides the minimum requirements for the design, fabrication, pressure rating, marking, and testing for fuel oil meters (volumetric positive displacement type).
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. Metric (SI) units are provided for information only.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method section of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
API StandardCodeNo.1101 Measurement of Petroleum Liquid Hydrocarbons by Positive Displacement Meter
American Society of Mechanical EngineersASMEBoilerandPressur Section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications
F722 Specification for Welded Joints for Shipboard Piping Systems
ANSI StandardsB31.1 Power Piping
Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings IndustryMSSSP-25 Standard Marking System for Valves, Fittings, Flanges and Unions
ICS Number Code 75.200 (Petroleum products and natural gas handling equipment)
UNSPSC Code 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings)
ASTM F1172-88(2010), Standard Specification for Fuel Oil Meters of the Volumetric Positive Displacement Type, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top