A new guidance note on Coriolis meters and our latest research report on the in-situ verification of multiphase flow meters (MPFM) have just been put on-line to offer advice and information on these important metering technologies.
“Both of the publications report on current research work that we are undertaking,” says Operation Director, Mark Roscoe. “They underline our key commitment to transferring our research findings and expertise to industry.”
“The Guidance Note will be useful for anyone with an interest in Coriolis meters, including end users,” says Flow Measurement Engineer, Chris Mills, who put the information together. “They provide information and guidance on the operation and calibration of this type of meter. They highlight the key areas that people should be aware of to ensure optimal use and performance.”
The Guidance Note builds on the research and knowledge transfer work that has been done on the importance of calibrating Coriolis meters at operating conditions. This is key, as elevated temperatures, pressures and viscosities have significant effects on the performance of this type of meter.
“The Multiphase Flow Meter report is a literature review on tracer dilution techniques, which is a potential solution for the in-situ verification of MPFMs,” says its author Zak Latif, who is NEL’s Section Leader for Erosion and Produced Water. “The report is an important output of a larger body of research which is looking at ways in which companies can save costs by using data analysis and other strategies to assess the performance of their meters in the field – removing the expense of taking meters back to the lab for testing.”
Multiphase flow meters (MPFMs) are commonly used for well test, allocation and production management in the oil and gas industry. More recently these devices have been deployed for subsea or other challenging environments where they are not easy to access.
Guidance Note on the operation and calibration of Coriolis Flow Meters
In-situ verification of Multiphase Flow Meters Report