This International Standard gives guidance on the selection, installation, commissioning, maintenance, validation and calibration of hydrostatic tank-gauging (HTG) systems for the direct measurement of static mass in petroleum storage tanks. It is intended to cover custody transfer applications, although details of other, less accurate, measurements are included for information. It also gives guidance on calculations of standard volume from measured mass and independently measured reference density. Information is also included on measurements of observed and standard volume using density measured by the HTG system itself.
This International Standard is applicable to hydrostatic tank-gauging systems which use pressure sensors with one port open to the atmosphere. It is applicable to the use of hydrostatic tank gauging on vertical, cylindrical, atmospheric storage tanks with either fixed or floating roofs.
This International Standard is not applicable to the use of hydrostatic tank gauging on pressurized tanks.