5 December 2018
Our cohort 3 student, Matthew Hammond attend the LNG Metrology workshop in October.
The LNG Metrology programme is part of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) with the goal of improving techniques and reducing uncertainty in measurements of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). A workshop and seminar are held every two years to bring together project partners and other interested companies to share information and recent developments in different areas of the project. The Metrology for LNG project is now in its 8th year and entering the third and final stage of funding.
On the first day of the workshop, presentations were given on the various aspects of the project including flow metering, composition measurements, density measurements, and new sensor technologies. On the second day, training sessions were provided for the different technical areas to give attendees the chance to learn more about the fundamentals of each measurement and how they are typically made.
Part of my research is dedicated to improving the measurements of LNG, particularly composition and density, so much of this workshop was relevant and interesting to me. One of the difficulties in developing new technologies for measurement is that primary standards are required in order to test, calibrate and validate instruments. My co-sponsor, EffecTech, are leading the way in providing Primary Reference cryogenic liquid mixtures with very low uncertainties in amount fraction to calibrate new LNG composition devices, for example Raman spectrometers.