The aim of this work package is to optimise, and fully prepare for, the intercomparison testing programme and consists of the following tasks:
1. Specification and provision of the transfer package and associated certifications and other documents. This will consist of instrumentation and other physical elements that will be deployed alongside each MPFM in turn. The transfer package will include flow pattern observation and visualisation technology.
2. Test matrix and protocols. A test matrix defining the test points, in terms of laboratory flow conditions, for optimally selected permutations of test laboratories and MPFMs will be developed. An agreed set of intercomparison testing protocols (methods) will also be agreed. This will build upon the protocols developed and piloted in the preceding EMPR project ENG58, which will be appropriately amended to ensure compatibility with the enhanced range of test laboratories and MPFMs included in this project.
3. Logistics plan. This will include testing schedules and shipping details. The intercomparison scheduling will be optimised taking account of windows of availability for key experimental assets.
NEL will lead the work package, building on their experience as coordinator of JRP ENG58.