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The Engineering and Flow Programme underpins measurements of length, mass, density, force, gears and flow in the UK.
NEL is responsible for the flow measurement aspects of the Programme. This involves a major programme of research, development and knowledge dissemination concerning leading edge flow measurement challenges. It provides industry support across sectors and engineering disciplines.
Delivery of the Engineering and Flow Measurement Programme is split between NEL, NPL and the National Gear Metrology Laboratory.
The UK Measurement Strategy has been developed to address 2 major challenges:
1. The UK has built up a world-leading measurement system. The challenge will be to maintain this position in the light of the ever- increasing demands for new measurement science responding to challenges in health, environment security, and energy.
2. Given the productivity challenge in the UK and the importance of access to world-leading facilities, the National Measurement System needs to affect a quick and efficient response to user needs, to deliver impact using national assets wherever they reside. This will ensure the UK retains its competitive advantage afforded by measurement knowledge ahead of international competition.