Webinar highlights potential of new Advanced Multiphase Facility for industry
A recent webinar on the new Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF) has highlighted its exceptional capabilities, alongside the high level of interest that the facility is generating amongst researchers, operators and meter manufacturers. The interest in the webinar was such that it will be run for a second time on 17 October.
The webinar, which was held at the end of July and presented by world-renowned multiphase flow expert, Dr. Bruno Pinguet. Drawn from many different countries, participants included representatives from universities, research agencies, oil companies and multiphase meter manufacturers.
“This was one of the most popular webinars we have ever conducted,” advised Bruno. “It was clear from the questions that were asked that participants were extremely interested in the new facility and excited about what it means to their organisations and businesses.”
“I highlighted the potential of the facility to push the boundaries of research and explained how it will open up new horizons for technology development,” Bruno says. “I explained that it will provide a new, best-in-class, high-pressure multiphase flow test facility, with a test range beyond anything currently available anywhere else in the world.”
Among the technical elements that Bruno discussed was the facility’s £1.45 million gravity separator. This is a pressure vessel capable of operating to a design pressure of 150 bar(g). He also explained how the AMF will facilitate company-led industrial projects, product development and hands-on training.
Questions at the webinar covered a wide variety of technical considerations. They included queries about reference meter choices, probe capabilities and the ways in which the new facility can simulate various flow regimes.
The attendee feedback was very positive and a number of participants, including oil company representatives, sent positive e-mails to Bruno to say how impressed they were by the facility’s capability and design.