Virtual Flow Laboratory

CMR use CFD as a virtual flow laboratory for analysing metering stations and flow instruments.

Virtual Flow Laboratory

Examples of metering stations analysed in the virtual flow laboratory:

  • Large gas metering stations with headers, manifolds and parallel meter runs with fiscal Ultrasonic Flow Meters (USM)
  • Mixing of gases for sampling
  • High viscosity oil flow, laminar to turbulent flow
  • Function/malfunction of flow  conditioners
  • Non-ideal installation of meters, modification of K-factors
  • DP-meters with drop flow, elbow meters etc.

The CFD results are combined with simulations of the meter response to give a quantitative estimate of flow effects.

Information in Norwegian