Swri Metering Research Facility Update

Author: Edgar B. Bowles, Jr., Dr. Darin L. George, Eric Kelner Dr. Thomas B. Morrow, Marybeth G. NoredDownload File

The Gas Technology Institute (GTI and formerly known as the Gas Research Institute or GRI) and the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) jointly sponsor a comprehensive flow measurement research, development, and commercialization program aimed, in large part, at improving natural gas metering performance in the field. Recent research has focused on developing new, more cost-effective technologies, as well as improving conventional measurement technologies. This article summarizes recent research efforts in support of the GTI/PRCI program conducted at the Metering Research Facility (MRF) located at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. The MRF is a highaccuracy natural gas flow calibration laboratory capable of simulating a wide range of operating conditions for the industry’s research, calibration, and testing needs