NEL launches UK’s first multi-service erosion testing facility
BY MELANIE CRUTHIRDS, News Editor
GLASGOW -- NEL has invested nearly $390,000 in a new Erosive Flow Centre at its Glasgow base. The facility is the first in the UK to offer the complete range of erosive flow services, including flow testing, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), operation and performance assessment.
The new facility will enable operators and equipment manufacturers to reduce production costs by combating the problem of sand erosion, reducing the risk of equipment failure, optimizing component life and boosting production rates
Designed to meet the latest API and ISO standards, the facility takes testing out of the lab to recreate a realistic in-field environment, for both operators and system manufacturers. This includes an outside test area to accommodate large and complex equipment and pipework configurations, which space constraints inside a conventional laboratory would make it impossible to recreate.