UK Government funds new flow metrology program

The UK Government has funded a new three-year, multi-million pound program for flow metrology, which will be managed by TUV NEL from its research facility in East Kilbride, Scotland.

Offshore staff

GLASGOW, Scotland -- The UK Government has funded a new three-year, multi-million pound program for flow metrology, which will be managed by TUV NEL from its research facility in East Kilbride, Scotland.

The program will introduce important new areas of flow research including carbon capture, flare-gas emissions, the characterization of complex flows and non-Newtonian fluids, according to TUV NEL.

The company's East Kilbride facility allows the company to simulate flows of liquids, gases and multiphase mixtures, containing a combination of fluids and gases on an industrial scale.

In addition to the further development of previous flow measurement program themes, the new program will also address environmental emissions.

"The new flow metrology program will address key industry issues in the oil and gas industry and in other sectors," says Jane Sattary, TUV NEL business manager. "There will be a focus on research into the metering of emerging energy sources that are important to the UK, such as heavy oils and liquefied natural gas (LNG). We will also be researching the flow metering needs of important developing technologies and the metering of complex flows."

03/10/2009

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