The latest Flow Programme Quarterly Report highlights significant technical developments, advances in research and progress in knowledge transfer. The report, from the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), provides a summary of progress on Flow Programme activities carried out from October 2017 to December 2017.
“The report shows that our research teams are moving forward strongly,” says Managing Director, Brian Millington. “Looking forward, it confirms that our work up till 2021 will be strongly aligned with the productivity and competitive pillars of the government’s Industrial Strategy.”
As highlighted in the report, NEL’s research portfolio has a wide range of applications that extend beyond its core focus of the oil and gas industry. For example, a project to improve metering for Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied BioGas (LBG) has secured key partner collaboration across industry. Research is also well advanced looking at the metrology challenges associated with Hydrogen vehicles.
The Quarterly report underlines NEL’s progress in standards, including the publication of TR 15377 which brings the results of previous Flow Programme research on the use of orifice plates with drain holes into standards. In addition, NEL has taken leadership of the first ever ISO committee to develop a standard for the use of multiphase flow meters. The will be a major landmark, leading to wider adoption of this technology by industry.
Success is also highlighted in knowledge transfer, where the lab continues to advance: 3.5 million reader contacts were reached in the last quarter, up from 2.5 million for the same period in the previous year.
NEL is one of the lead organisations in the UK’s National Measurement System (NMS). As part of its NMS remit, NEL is responsible for the UK’s Flow Programme and the dissemination of progress updates and knowledge arising from the work undertaken.
For further information, contact Brian Millington