The record attendance at the most recent Oil and Gas Focus Group (OGFG) Meeting, which took place in April in Norwich, highlighted a high level of interest in the use of data, sensors and meter diagnostics to enhance meter calibration.
“With around 70 delegates, this was the biggest turnout the OGFG has ever had at this location,” says Flow Measurement Engineer, Chris Mills, who chaired and ran the meeting. “There was a lot of interest in the application of remote sensing and Big Data. Delegates wanted to know how developments in these areas will enhance meter monitoring and enable flowmeters to be calibrated only when needed - an approach known as ‘condition-based calibration’.”
Three NEL staff members presented at the event, with talks highlighting issues such as future BEIS-funded research, the capabilities of NEL’s Elevated Pressure and Temperature (EPAT) test facility, and the importance of calibrating meters at close to operating conditions.
These presentations were complemented by a varied and informative range of talks from industry, with the day’s agenda providing a good overview of current trends and challenges in the world of flow measurement.
The event provided an important opportunity for group members to network and learn from each other and to meet potential customers or collaboration partners. There were also a few animated discussions as differing points of view were debated.
The Oil and Gas Focus Group is supported by the UK Government's National Measurement System (NMS) and is managed by NEL on its behalf. The next OGFG meeting is scheduled to take place in Aberdeen on the 22nd of August. Click here for details.
For more details, contact Chris Mills.