Flow Measurement

Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF)

A unique worldwide research and calibration facility

A unique worldwide research and calibration facility

In this current climate of minimising production costs and ensuring that production remains economically viable, the measurement of multiphase flows is a key factor in understanding the performance of production operations. Significant remaining production opportunities are to be found in extreme environments with higher operating pressures and temperatures and these conditions can impact the performance of multiphase flow measurement devices.

What is the Advanced Multiphase Facility?

To meet these challenges, TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory can provide high-pressure, high-flow rate multiphase testing and calibration from its Multiphase Flow Laboratory (AMF) which has a test range beyond anything currently available in the world. The facility supports current and future measurement challenges, from well optimisation production to fiscal accounting and production optimisation. 

Our AMF projects have included high pressure multiphase testing of a pipeline laser monitoring system with AI and machine learning where we performed flow testing of a pipeline flow measurement device in the AMF facility,

What multiphase flow Testing and calibration services Can the laboratory Provide?

  • Review of performance of flow meters under well controlled conditions, similar to the field
  • Addressing flow regimes and modelling challenges, from multiphase to wet gas conditions
  • Continuous evaluation of metrology performance in multiphase and wet gas conditions
  • Development of flow imagery to study flow profiles and patterns from low to high pressure
  • Single-phase calibration under pressure and temperature for fiscal or allocation measurement

Why is the Advanced Multiphase Facility important?

  • Operating pressure up to 140 bar
  • Highest flow rate in the world for both gas and liquid within one multiphase facility: (83,000bpd of oil or water, and 360 MMscfd of gas)
  • From multiphase to wet gas flows (0-100% GVF, 0-100% WLR)
  • Salinity change
  • Matching operating field conditions
  • Full 3-phase wet gas flows
  • Testing of sampling systems, valves, flow meters and other instrumentation
  • Use of optimum stabilised fluids, which closely replicate production fluids, will allow stability and repeatability during tests, and will improve the level of
  • Capable of handling 2” to 12” meters
  • Integrated subsea choke available
  • 2D, 3 phases, X-ray tomography and sensors- high definition images of complex flows to expand knowledge of multiphase fluids behaviors and impact on measurement
  • Working envelope at least 20 times larger than any multiphase or wet gas facility in the world

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Why choose TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory?

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory is a world class provider of technical consulting, research, measurement, and testing services to clients across many industries including oil & gas, water, power & energy, and government.

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory is the UK’s National Measurement Institute responsible for the management of the UK National Standard for Flow Measurement.


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