NEL improves densitometer test capabilities

Offshore staff

EAST KILBRIDE, UKNEL has completed an upgrade of its densitometer calibration facility, which it claims will reduce instrument testing turnaround times by 30%.

The enhanced capabilities should also help companies that require emergency assistance with calibration and testing.

The facility is designed to more accurately simulate real installation conditions, calibrating densitometers at their anticipated production and processing conditions.

Its operating pressure range has been extended from 1-151 bar (14.5-2,190 psi), and its operating temperature range runs from 5°C to 100°C (41°F to 212°F). The facility can also maintain temperature consistency at better than +/-0.005°C (31.99°F).

Norman Glen, Principal Consultant at NEL, said: “Densitometers are the cash registers of the oil industry, so our investment is vitally important to both operators and industry regulators, which want to be assured of accurate financial reporting, fair trade and taxation.

“The upgrade will allow us to complete complex tests more efficiently, reducing both lead times and test durations, enabling us to be more responsive to short notice test and certification requests.”

12/06/2016

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