A large-scale programme of calibration testing for a leading meter manufacturer has recently started at NEL’s East Kilbride test facility. The project will see approximately 70 Coriolis and ultrasonic meters calibrated over the coming year.
“We have provided a cost-effective framework contract that will see a large number of different sized meters tested in a systematic way over an extended time period,” says Sales Manager, Sarah Pedley. “This is providing the client with the flexibility and control they need.”
All key aspects of the meters’ performance will be assessed, with standard calibrations taking place at NEL’s main oil facility. The lab’s Elevated Pressure and Temperature (EPAT) test facility will also be utilised. The testing started in April and will continue at a rate of 5 to 6 meters per month.
“The meters are for installation in the Middle East and will be used by one of the world’s leading LNG producers,” Sarah explains. “The client came to us partly because of our capacity to provide testing and calibration at the elevated temperatures and pressures its equipment will be experiencing in the field. The client was also attracted by our MeterVue service, which will allow them to save a considerable amount of time and money.”
MeterVue has been in operation at NEL since 2013. It allows engineers to remotely witness calibration tests at NEL’s laboratories in real time wherever they are in the world. It also provides a secure home for their data and certificates and has delivered significant efficiency improvements and cost savings to many industry and research clients.