Responsible for delivering the UK National Flow and Density Standards
TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory is at the forefront of flow and density measurement research, with an extensive range of flow facilities. As the UK’s Designated Institute for Flow and Density Measurement, we lead the Flow Programme, a UK National Measurement System (NMS) science programme of activities associated with flow measurement and gears metrology.
Operating on a 3 year cycle the Flow Programme leads the NMS activity associated with flow measurement and gears metrology. It invests in the UK's Flow Measurement Standards based at the National Engineering Laboratory and the Gears Metrology Standards located at Newcastle University. The programme funds research and development concerning future flow and gear metrology requirements and it contributes to the UK's international efforts on flow measurement standardisation and knowledge transfer.
The UK National Measurement Laboratories are:
The NMS enables the UK to compete in global trade and manufacturing by ensuring the consistency and recognition of measurement units and standards throughout the world. The National Measurement Laboratories disseminate measurement knowledge and information through events, research, case studies, training, newsletters, advice and guides, to the wider measurement community.
The Flow Programme contributes to the UK’s international efforts on flow measurement standardisation and best practice. It is important to ensure fair and equitable trade, to deliver assurance against regulatory and strategic targets and to accelerate innovation. It also ensures that industry across the world has access to the research output of the programme through a range of knowledge transfer activities.
BEIS have an independent advisory group - the Programme Expert Group (PEG) - to help guide priority setting. Its membership includes senior industrialists and academics with expertise in flow metrology. The PEG are engaged in the formulation and prioritisation processes that lead to the agreed programmes of work.
To help highlight the scope and impact of our work, roadmaps have been produced that demonstrate how we have driven the development of flow metering research, standards and technology since the 1970’s.
Raising the Standard of Measurement for Complex and Maturing Gas Fields
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