The functionality of NEL’s unique MeterVue system has been further enhanced. Alongside the video streaming capabilities highlighted in a previous E-zine, the system can now handle the calibration of two meters in series. The system’s new video capability has also seen it accepted by an international Notified Body (NMi) for formal meter approval.
“The latest addition to MeterVue’s functionality covers simultaneous remote monitoring of meters which are being tested in series,” says Alun Thomas, Director of Technical Services at I+P Services, the company that jointly developed the MeterVue system with NEL.
“The new capability will significantly enhance the scope of the remote monitoring service we can provide and will also prove very useful when undertaking our own internal calibrations,” says Phil Mark, NEL’s Group Manager for Testing.
The multiple meter enhancement was specified by customers who required this functionality. This was also the case with the addition of video streaming.
MeterVue’s video functionality was developed as part of a project with a leading European company that supplies digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment. The company came to NEL to use its world class facilities for witness testing. The company applied to Dutch organisation NMi, to see whether this testing could be done remotely using the MeterVue system. NMi responded by saying that this could happen only if video streaming capabilities were provided as they needed to see technicians operating the equipment.
“NMi used the video streaming to provide absolute security that no one had made any unauthorised changes to the parameters used in the test installation,” explains Alun Thomas.
Launched in October 2013, MeterVue is an innovative web-based service that allows engineers to remotely witness calibration tests at NEL’s laboratories in real time. This saves significant amounts of travel time and money. It can be used for both multiphase as well as single-phase meter calibrations and provides a secure, online repository for both the flow meter’s official calibration certificate and the supporting test data.
For more details, contact Phil Mark.