FMI conference looks towards future challenges for research and industry

The second Flow Measurement Institute (FMI) Conference, held at Coventry University on the 19th and 20th of July, highlighted a number of key priorities for the research community and industry including the need for collaboration on technical R&D and skills development and the importance of flow measurement research for industry.

“The main messages from the two days drew from the FMI’s recently published ‘Research and Infrastructure Priorities’ report,” says Group Manager, Muir Porter, who gave a plenary paper at the conference on Flow Needs Analysis Findings. “This report has been compiled over the last two years with input from all UK sectors, industry, academia and governing and regulatory bodies. It highlights key issues that are relevant across all UK industrial sectors, from advancing flow measurement accuracy to supporting productivity and cost reduction strategies.”

Over 50 delegates took part in the conference. They were drawn from universities from across the UK and from research groups and industry. The key themes discussed included: Measurement and meter technologies, enhanced data capture and analysis, flow modelling and fundamental fluid mechanics and advanced calibration techniques and methodologies.

The conference included a range of presentations and discussions. It also included a poster session for research students.  All five of NEL’s EngD students took part and their input was very well received. Zak Latif of NEL won the ‘best poster’ prize.

Presentations from the event are available to download.