Industry groups working together to 'harmonize' tank measurement standards

The American Petroleum Institute (API), International Standards Organization (ISO), and Institute of Petroleum (IP) are taking steps to "harmonize" petroleum measurement standards.The three organizations have standards widely accepted in the oil and gas industry. API and ISO standards are usually written by the participating experts from their respective standards institutes but with limited communication with other standards institutes throughout the development stages. The standards thus prepared are often inconsistent on the same technical subject.API petroleum measurement standards are developed under the auspice of the Committee On Petroleum Measurement (COPM) and published in the Ma...

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