Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number InnUK/132117/01
Title 'Hydrodynamic Oil Sample Extraction' (HOSE)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 25%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 75%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
M-Flow Technologies Limited
Award Type Feasibility Studies
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 January 2016
End Date 31 March 2017
Duration 15 months
Total Grant Value £119,815
Industrial Sectors
Region South East
Programme Competition Call: 1503_FS_ENRG_CF - Cleaner,more efficient conventional fuels - FS. Activity Cleaner, more efficient conventional fuels (FS)
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , M-Flow Technologies Limited (58.297%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Cranfield University (41.703%)
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Abstract M-Flow Technologies Limited develops metering solutions for the oil industry using innovative and novel composite materials for sensor construction which, combined with built-in microwave sensing elements, provides a robust and economical solution but one that would be even more valuable to the industry if it were more accurate. To increase the accuracy of this type of meter, adjustments must be made to the interpretation of the meter output to cater for different types of oil that may be metered. Currently the only fully reliable way of making these adjustments is by off-line analysis of manually or automatically collected oil samples, a costly and time-consuming process leading to delays in final information being available. This in turn leads to inefficiencies in processing and commercial activities for bulk oil handling in pipelines and tanks, particularly when ownership of the oil is changing hands. This project will explore the feasibility of new methods of obtaining real-time correction factors to allow M-Flow’s meters to provide immediate metering results up to 30x more accurately, greatly increasing their value to the oil industry and helping it become more efficient.
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