Networks is another type of asset that is used to group selection flows and perform a network balance for the purpose of fuel proration. By creating networks, you can select a set of upstream or primary flows and a set of downstream or secondary flows.

This allows users to model two types of networks: a fuel meter network or a derived meter network. A fuel meter network is when the primary flow volume is measured via a fuel meter and the secondary flows represent fuel, flare or vented volumes. A derived meter network is when all flows except for one within the network are considered known, and the remaining flow is unknown. By doing a balance on the network, we can attribute the remaining balance to the unknown flow. 

Configure a Network

A new network should be created in cases where a new fuel gas meter has been added on the field, or a new volume configuration must be reflected in Carbon Hub.

  1. To view the networks list, navigate to the Networks page under the Organization tab in the Navigation bar.
  2. Click on the Create Network button in the top right corner.
  3. Populate the required fields, as well as any additional attributes necessary for your reporting and/or analysis. 
    1. Enter the Name of the new network.
    2. Fill out the other relevant Optional fields.

After the network details have been provided, click on the Next button to define the flows that should be included in the Network.

  1. Clicking on Next will navigate you to the Create Network - Flow Section page, where you can select which flows should be added to the network. To add flows to a network, use the search bar at the top of the page and select the checkbox next to the Flow Name.
  2. Once all of the flows are selected, click on the Create Network button to create the network. 

Delete a Network

If a network was created with errors and needs to be deleted, you can click on the delete button in the top right. Click Yes to confirm. Note: This can not be undone.