The MEGA loop will be the largest closed loop for custody transfer calibration of flow meters when it goes into operation this year, according to Force Technology, and the €10m investment is the largest in the company’s 80-year history.
The MEGA loop has been ‘revitalised’ in regards to technical capabilities and future-proofed towards the changing energy mix, in order to be hydrogen ready (initially up to 25%), as well as split into two independent calibration strings. It will be ‘larger than first intended’ in the initial phase. The (Re)calibration workshop and launch is scheduled for May 10-12 in Denmark.
The technology is similar to that used in previous facilities built in 2003, 2010 and 2012; the only difference is this one is three times bigger, due to customer demand. Manufacturers of the big flow meters haven’t had a facility where gases can be calibrated – they’ve just had to trust supplier readings from the factories – so it presents a new customer offering.
It will be able to calibrate flow meters in all sizes with a pressure of 0-65 bar, flow of 0-50,000 m3/h, and calibration accuracy of less than 0.15%.
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