TÜV SÜD Nationwide Engineering Laboratory (NEL) has launched NEL-SURE, a real-time software program device for the verification of subsea multiphase circulate meters (MPFM), with an goal to assist operators to optimise reservoir administration and revenues
Because the oil and fuel trade exploits deeper fields, routine calibration is unviable as a result of extreme price of eradicating subsea MPFMs for laboratory-based validation. Whereas MPFMs are calibrated earlier than set up, laboratory-based circulate regimes differ significantly to precise subsea situations.
NEL-SURE offers in-situ, steady calibration of MPFMs and makes use of a visitors gentle system to alert operators to a meter’s well being. The software program may also accommodate a digital meter to supply a secondary measurement for verification of the MPFM’s output. This may assist to enhance course of and management resolution making, improve productiveness and security and scale back environmental impacts via the early identification of potential system failures.
Marc Laing, head of software program and modelling at TÜV SÜD Nationwide Engineering Laboratory, stated, “The problem is to take the calibration course of from the laboratory and transfer it to the ‘in situ’ location. This may be certain that flow meter verification accounts for the totally different results of strain, temperature and fluids at every particular person properly, permitting operators to have ongoing confidence within the measurements.
“NEL-SURE meets this problem by lowering monetary publicity and delivering operators elevated confidence within the deployment and use of MPFMs. These clever meter well being checks will save trade thousands and thousands of kilos per yr from pointless calibrations, upkeep and shutdowns,” concluded Laing.