For over 40 years, NEL have been at the forefront of measurement technology and developing practical guidance for field application. As the custodian of the UK National Standards for flow measurement in oil, water and gas, we have significant expertise in design, build, operation and maintenance of calibration facilities. Our ISO17025, UKAS accredited laboratory is one of the foremost facilities for fluid flow measurement in the world today.
We can use this invaluable experience to ensure that companies design and construct the optimal measurement solution for their business process. We can fully develop a new design, review current plans or work with an existing design.
Key stages in the design and commissioning process are:
Stage 1 Concept Design Study
An initial concept design study provides customers with Pre-FEED recommended options to progress to a detailed design. This includes discussion and guidance on the advantages and disadvantages of each option as well as an estimation of costs for detailed design and procurement.
Stage 2 Detailed Design Specification and Recommendation
Full Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of the chosen design from Stage 1 including:
Work breakdown structure
Process and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID)
Test & commissioning plan
Process data sheets & equipment
Stage 3 Purchase and Construction
This would include the creation of operating procedures and calibration procedures as well as a documented quality management system.
Stage 4 Commissioning and Traceability
Upon completion of the build, NEL can provide guidance on a series of commissioning tests to confirm successful and safe operation and support a series of work packages to provide evidence for any required accreditation.
Further associated services NEL could offer include:
Training at NEL’s UK facility – ensuring skills and knowledge are honed to maximize operational delivery
Modelling of infrastructure to assess any capability gaps
Intercomparisons with NEL’s UKAS certified facility to minimize uncertainty and ensure optimal operating levels