FMI Takes Part in NEL Open Day

FMI was well represented at a major networking and knowledge sharing open day that took place at NEL last week.

The event, which was part of the celebrations leading up to World Metrology Day, give a wide range of visitors a real insight into what NEL does, offering everyone the opportunity to visit its world-class flow measurement facilities and to find out about recent upgrades.

“It was great to see so many FMI members networking with other flow measurement professionals,” said Anne Farr from the FMI Secretariat. “Many commented on how useful it was to tour the state-of-the-art research facilities that exist in East Kilbride.”

FMI members who attended ranged from global multinationals such as GE, Emerson and SGS through to SMEs such as Tesca, the Science and Engineering Consultancy.

“I was particularly impressed by the tour of the facilities,” said Gordon Fish, Chairman of the Skills Group of the FMI. “It was also wonderful to see the enthusiasm and knowledge of staff on display and to talk to the new EngD students, whose course came about as a direct result of the FMI collaboration between NEL and Coventry University.”

Several organisations joined FMI on the day and were all keen to hear about progress with the FMI’s research priorities document. This is being developed to provide a cohesive approach to the future of flow measurement science and infrastructure.

All visitors were offered a tour of NEL’s facilities and the opportunity to participate in 1-to-1 flow measurement clinics. There were also mini training courses, demonstrations and exhibitions and the chance to network with a wide range of experts from business and academia.

There were a number of practical technology demonstrations, some of which were lead by FMI members.  These included displays of the WoW water-treatment technology and the Atout flow-visualisation process, both of which are being assessed by NEL.