A EURAMET workshop on European Metrology Networks has highlighted the potential of a multiphase flow measurement network to co-ordinate research at a high level across Europe.
“The proposed research network would be set up to coordinate research efforts and remove any duplication,” says Flow Measurement Engineer, Emmelyn Graham who represented NEL at the meeting. “It would ensure that there is a coordinated approach to multiphase research and would help meet the needs of all stakeholders in this sector.”
“There is a lot of interest and some very positive discussions with the coordinators of Metrology Institutes from across Europe” says Emmelyn, “and it leads on from a current EURAMET multiphase flow metrology project. It is expected that NEL would lead the network if it is set up, due to our knowledge and strength in this area.”
According to Emmelyn, there is a funding call in January and a submission on the project is planned.
The overall aim of the EURAMET workshop, which took place at the beginning of October in Berlin at PTB (The National Metrology Institute of Germany), was to discuss the concept of European Metrology Networks (EMNs), to highlight potential benefits and to discuss potential network examples. Among the networks discussed were those for Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics and Statistics. Actions planned to support some of the pilot EMNs were also presented.
EURAMET is the European Association of National Metrology Institutes. Its mission is to develop and disseminate an integrated, cost effective and internationally competitive measurement infrastructure for Europe.