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FOREWORD

The Hydrocarbon Management Advisory Group (HMAG) of the Energy Institute (EI) is responsible for the production and maintenance of documents covering the various aspects of hydrocarbon management.

Membership of the HMAG is made up of representatives from oil companies, equipment manufacturers, cargo inspectors, technical development organizations, HMC&E, National Weights and Measures Laboratory, regulatory authorities and independent consultants. Liaison is maintained with parallel working groups and committees of the American Petroleum Institute and is extended where appropriate to embrace other organizations in other countries concerned with hydrocarbon management.

The IP Guide to Hydrocarbon Management in Petroleum Refinery Operations is recommended for general adoption but should be read and interpreted in conjunction with weights and measures, safety and other regulations in force in the particular country in which it is to be applied. Such regulatory requirements shall have precedence over corresponding clauses in the Guide except where the requirements of the Guide are more rigorous, when its use is recommended. The Energy Institute disclaims responsibility for any personal injury or loss or damage to property, howsoever caused, arising from the use or abuse of any Part or Section of the Guide to Hydrocarbon Management in Petroleum Refinery Operations.

A number of other guidelines and standards published by the Energy Institute, The American Petroleum Institute, International Standards Organization and other guidance and standards development organizations are called up in this Guide and a list is given in Annex C. Users should ensure that the latest editions of these documents are used.

From 2004 all IP Petroleum Measurement Manual Parts and IP Petroleum Measurement Papers have been renumbered as Hydrocarbon Management guides.

In line with EI policy the comma is used as the decimal marker.

Users are invited to send comments or details of experience with the use of this document to:

Technical Department Hydrocarbon Management Section Energy Institute 61 New Cavendish Street London W1G 7AR

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