The Flow Measurement Special Interest Group (Flow Measurement SIG) 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 Flow Measurement SIG.
Today, the Flow Measurement SIG is focused on more than just Oil and Gas. Industry and societal needs for flow measurement are wide ranging and our aim is to drive the future of flow measurement science to meet these needs.
Members & Leadership Team
The principals who have worked on the Flow Measurement SIG to date are committed to working collaboratively, with a non-partisan approach. They include operators, manufacturers, the regulator, academia, service companies and laboratories.
There are two founder member organisations: TUV-SUD NEL and Coventry University
The members deliver a vision working across various areas of interest in alignment with the InstMC goals
To view the Leadership Team profiles please click here.
The Flow Measurement SIG will drive a cohesive approach to the future of flow measurement science and infrastructure to meet the emergent needs and challenges of industry and society at large.
The principal objectives for the Flow Measurement SIG 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 Flow Measurement SIG 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 Flow Measurement SIG website is the conduit for making contacts and a SharePoint site is available for member-only content. Members will also receive Flow Measurement SIG news, including interest articles, best practice, case studies, standards updates and innovation.
Chair: Bill Priddy