To help highlight the scope and impact of National Engineering Laboratory (NEL)’s work, four roadmaps have been produced that demonstrate how the lab has driven the development of flow metering research, standards and technology since the 1970’s. The roadmaps highlight the impact that this work has had on scientific understanding, standards and industrial development.
Specifically, the roadmaps chart NEL’s involvement in the development of Coriolis metering technology, the measurement of fluid properties and the development of the ISO 5167 standard, which covers Differential Pressure (DP) Meters of various types.
“The aim of the roadmap project is to provide a highly visual, clear and effective track record of what NEL has achieved,” says Head of Research and Development, Martin Hanton, who led the roadmapping project. “They are available on the NEL website and are displayed in NEL’s facilities. They will also be used to promote the lab’s work at conferences and exhibitions.”
“The roadmap on the development of the ISO standard illustrates what we have achieved,” Martin explains. “It shows how NEL has overseen the development of the standard, developed the fundamental science relating to differential Pressure Meters and driven research that has allowed the standard to adapt to meet the evolving needs of industry.”
“The roadmap underlines the major impact this work has had,” Martin says. “It highlights the fact that high levels of industry confidence in ISO 5167 has seen a large uptake in DP meters, which account for around 40 per cent of all flow meters in use around the world today.”
“The original roadmapping concept came from Managing Director, Brian Millington, in discussion with our Process Expert Group,” Martin adds.” The maps have been well received by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). We now intend to continue the type of exercise to look at our strategic direction and our alignment with the UK's Industrial Strategy."
For more details, contact Martin Hanton.
View and download the roadmaps