Within the oil & gas industry, as oil fields mature, more and more water is produced as oil is recovered. Most of this “Produced Water” is discharged back to the sea following treatment to reduce the oil content. Operators have strict environmental permits which rely on accurate measurement to ensure the environment is protected.
Manufacturers and water utility companies also utilise NEL’s modern purpose-built flow meter calibration and evaluation facility to assess a variety of instruments and flow meters such as mag, ultrasonic and Coriolis meters.
The facility has four separate flow lines, covering a wide range of flowrates in different line sizes. The test sections can be constructed to offer long straight lengths upstream or, if necessary, specific configurations designed to replicate actual installations.