“API becomes registrar for ISO 9000 (February 1998)”, InTech – The International Journal for Measurement and Control February, 1998.
The Fluid Flow Group is a sub-division of The National Institute of Standards and Technology which establishes, maintains, and disseminates the standards used by U.S. Industry for fluid flow rate and fluid quantity measurements.
“High Speed IEEE-488 draws critics as chair urges changes (February 1998)”, InTech – The International Journal for Measurement and Control February, 1998.
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The mission of the MMS is to manage the mineral resources of the Outer Continental Shelf in an environmentally sound and safe manner and to timely collect, verify, and distribute mineral revenues from Federal and Native American lands.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology established by Congress “to assist industry in the development of technology … needed to improve product quality, to modernize manufacturing processes, to ensure product reliability … and to facilitate rapid commercialization … of products based on new scientific discoveries.” It is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration.
Office of Conservation of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is the website of the state body that handles oil & gas operations and issued Statewide Order No. 29-D-1, referenced In Roland Rollins’ paper State Of Louisiana Measurement Regulations, presented on April 7, 1998 at the AFMS Measurement Short Course. The server seems a bit slow, but it has a great collection of contact info and recent news about developments in the state’s oil and natural gas industry.
Oil World is quite possibly one of the most amazing oil and gas sites on the web. It is updated TWICE daily, and includes information on EVERYTHING in the oil and gas industry. The webmaster has been operating this site since 1996, and they have really done an excellent job providing coverage on almost every new development affecting the oil and gas industry since then. It’s not a technical resource, although they do provide links to other technical resources on the Internet. It is primarily a news service, but you get news on every technical sector in the oil and gas industry. If you don’t currently read this site daily, you are LOSING MONEY! They even offer daily fax services of featured highlights or energy quotes.
The Process Measurements Division of the The National Institute of Standards and Technology develops and provides measurement standards and services, measurement techniques, recommended practices, sensing devices, instrumentation, and mathematical models required for analysis, control, and optimization of industrial processes.
“Require ISO 14001? ‘Nyet’ say Russians”, InTech – The International Journal for Measurement and Control February, 1998.
“State of Louisiana Measurement Regulations” A “must see” if your company is considering engaging in Measurement Activities in Louisiana. This paper, presented at the 20th Annual AFMS Measurement Short Course by Roland Rollins, offers an excellent synopsis of the various state regulations pertaining to flow measurement, and how to address the issues faced by your company in complying with these Louisiana Laws.