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GM Flow develops automated technology for offshore flow measurement

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UK-based start-up GM Flow Measurement Services has developed automated technology to accurately and safely measure and analyse flow data on offshore installations.

The company has secured support for its flow measurement products from Scottish Enterprise, and is now preparing for growth following successful field trials.

The technology is based on two metering products that GM Flow claims are ‘safer, more robust and more accurate than others on the market’.

Moreover, the meters have a smaller footprint so can save space on the well site, as well as eliminating the need for manual intervention and expensive production shutdowns.

“We’ve spent the last four years developing and testing our products and are confident we have an intelligent but simple solution to the challenges in getting accurate flow data and then using the analysis more effectively,” said Gavin Munro, managing director of GM Flow Services.

“We are aiming to become the industry’s new standard in gas flow measurement metering and, as a result, grow the company significantly in the UK and overseas.

“Our expert team helps customers to fully understand and manage their flow measurement requirements; whether it be for fixed or portable well testing separator, custody transfer, gas-lift, fuel gas or high-pressure gas re-injection. Our new range of technology can overcome field operational constraints and functional concerns with conventional devices and equipment.”

The company’s Adjusta-Cone® is the world’s first automatic and fully adjustable, differential pressure cone meter for natural gas, and has recently completed successful field trials in the North Sea and the Middle East.

For well services, GM Flow offers the Integra-Cone™ nitrogen flowmeter to resolve problems associated with measuring high pressure nitrogen gas flow during well testing, coiled tubing milling and gas lift operations.