Emerson Process Management is continuing its commitment to serving customersí needs with the opening of a flow loop facility for Roxar technologies in Stavanger. The new facility will increase production capacity and drive future developments in multiphase meters, enabling oil and gas operators to access continuous well and flow rate information and derive maximum reservoir performance from their multiphase meters and production data.
The purpose-built facility is designed to replicate three-phase flows in oil and gas production and will play a key role in ensuring that Emerson continues to support its oil and gas customers by delivering reliable and accurate topside and subsea flow meters that operate across all reservoir conditions over the lifetime of a well.
The 200 m≤ flow loop facility will also increase capacity to run Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) without relying on third party facilities, thereby improving delivery times. The new facility is also an important tool for research and development, enabling easy access for the testing of both existing and new technologies and concepts.
ďAt a time of increasing reservoir complexity and rapidly changing well conditions, multiphase meters are facing new challenges and growing demand,Ē said Steve Grundmeier, president of Emersonís Roxar business. ďThatís why the flow loop facility and the technologies incorporated within it are so important. The new facility will allow us to rigorously test and validate our flow metering portfolio, enable us to increase production capacity and control our delivery schedules, and ensure that we continue to drive innovation in flow metering.Ē
The flow loop facility mixes diesel, salted tap water and nitrogen to imitate the multiphase flow coming out of oil and gas production wells. Emersonís Micro Motionģ ELITEģ Coriolis meters provide reference measurements and Emersonís DeltaVô distributed control system is used to control and operate the flow loop and log data from the reference instrumentation and the multiphase meters being tested.
The new facility is part of Emersonís global investment in flow measurement technology facilities and services and adds to the existing flow manufacturing and service network, including facilities in the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands, Romania, the UAE, China, Japan, Singapore and Australia.