The Flow Measurement Special Interest Group (FlowSIG) began life as the Flow Measurement Institute (FMI) in 2014, as a result of extensive consultation with over 70 organisations from industry, academia and government.
It responded to the Wood Report’s recommendation for collaborative working to ensure economic growth. The FMI was designed to meet the current and future flow measurement needs of North Sea Oil and Gas companies and propel them to the forefront of subsea exploration and exploitation for years to come.
In 2018, the FMI merged into the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC), to create the new FlowSIG.
Today, the FlowSIG is focused on more than just Oil and Gas. Industry needs for flow measurement are wide ranging and our aim is to drive the future of flow measurement science to meet these needs.
The principals who have worked on the FlowSIG to date are committed to working collaboratively, with a non-partisan approach.
There are two founder member organisations: National Engineering Laboratory and Coventry University
Over 20 other organisations have committed staff and resources to the FlowSIG. They include operators, manufacturers, the regulator, academia, service companies and laboratories.
The members deliver the vision working across four areas of interest: leadership, infrastructure, skills and research & development.
The FlowSIG will drive a cohesive approach to the future of flow measurement science and infrastructure to meet the emergent needs and challenges of industry.
The principal objectives for the FlowSIG are:
- Developing a conduit to co-ordinate Flow Measurement Views and act as the Voice of industry across all sectors
- Devising mechanisms to raise the level of Flow Measurement Skills for Industry
- Ensuring an appropriate Flow Measurement Infrastructure to meet current and future industry needs
- Developing co-ordination in Flow Measurement Research, particularly focusing on emerging, as yet unanticipated, needs
- Developing and sharing Flow Measurement Best Practice
- Considering sustainable models through which to deliver the above initiatives, which might be a tangible or virtual Centre of Excellence or some other mechanism
The FlowSIG exists for the benefit of its members and membership is free to all current members of InstMC. The only other requirement is a willingness to collaborate where a potential exists for mutual benefit.
For more information on InstMC membership, see https://www.instmc.org/Membership-Registration.
Knowledge sharing is key. The FlowSIG website is the conduit for making contacts and a SharePoint site will soon be available for member-only content. Members will also receive a quarterly round-up of FlowSIG news, including interest articles, best practice, case studies, standards updates and innovation.
Sign up https://www.instmc.org/Membership-Registration
Phone 01355 593806