NEL upgrades wet gas flow lab

NEL has committed £200,000 ($265,000) toward further development of its wet gas flow testing facility in central Scotland.

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EAST KILBRIDE, UKNEL has committed £200,000 ($265,000) toward further development of its wet gas flow testing facility in central Scotland.

This is claimed to be sole independent commercial laboratory that can generate wet gas flows using water and oil simultaneously, replicating actual field conditions.

The new equipment investment should help cut time spent on maintenance, improve flow rates, and optimize control of test points.

According to NEL, the facility can handle dry gas flow rates above 2,000 cu m/hr, in pressures up to 63 bar (914 psi), alongside simultaneous water and oil injection rates of 90 cu m/hr.

NEL is also seeking partners for a joint industry project (JIP) to review and drive advancements in wet-gas sampling, thereby reducing uncertainties. The JIP will address the challenges caused by large volumes of gas versus the very small amounts of liquid present in wet gas flow.

10/13/2017

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