Research being carried out under the EngD programme is looking at a particular type of flow regime that poses significant metering challenges. It is hoped that the work will improve measurement accuracy for industry.
“I am studying laminar turbulent transition flows,” says researcher, Chris Mills. “These are challenging regimes which can cause significant errors in metering outputs. I am looking at methods of determining when these errors occur. This is of major relevance for field operations for oil and gas operators and in other industries too.”
Chris’ research focus, which evolved from the literature reviews and experiments he has undertaken as part of his doctoral studies, has involved the use of the High Viscosity test facility. He hopes to publish a number of journal articles on his research over the next six months and aims to have completed his thesis within the next year.
The doctoral programme is part of an on-going collaboration between Coventry University and TUV SUD NEL. It is designed is to help participants grow their expertise and undertake credible and relevant research. It is part of the company’s drive to nurture more world-class expertise in flow measurement.
Separate topics being investigated by other researchers involved in the programme include multi-parameter self-calibrating flow measurement techniques and the development of advanced tomographic systems for multiphase flow.
The EngD programme, which takes a total of four years, is delivered by in-house experts from Coventry University and TUV SUD NEL. Each researcher is supported by
a dedicated supervisor who has particular expertise in the subject they are investigating.
For more details, contact Chris Mills.
9 October 2018