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Fluenta launches Flow Calibration Facility for pre-shipping meter calibration

pexels photo 160303Calibration reduces set-up time and ensures highest levels of accuracy and the Fluenta Flow Calibration Facility provides a reference meter uncertainty of 0.28 per cent


Fluenta, the global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology, has announced the launch of its internal ‘Flow Calibration Facility’ for accurate calibration of customer flow meters. The facility offers customers the capability to accurately calibrate flow meters at the Fluenta factory before shipment to the final destination. 

Fluenta’s gas flow meters use ultrasonic technology to deliver the most accurate measurement of flow against all temperatures and flow levels. The ability to calibrate meters in the factory ensures a faster and more effective set up on site, as well as the highest levels of accuracy.

Fluenta’s Flow Calibration Facility provides a reference meter uncertainty of 0.28 per cent, ensuring extremely accurate measurement of flow velocity, temperature and pressure before a meter leaves Fluenta’s factory. 

Sigurd Aase, CEO of Fluenta, comments: “Accuracy can be challenging in flow measurement during periods of low flow velocity or where temperatures vary.” 

“Offering our customers the ability to calibrate meters before they leave the Fluenta factory means they can be confident they will receive the most accurate and consistent readings possible.” 

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NNPC to invest US$15bn into 4000MW gas power plants

Lake Side Power Plant

NNPC announced on 20 March, that it would be investing US$15bn into Nigeria's energy market. Over the next decade, this would amount to around 4000MW of extra power being generated


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced that it would invest around US$15bn to build gas-based power plants in the West African country, contributing 4,000MW over the next decade.

The NNPC said that three power plants would have a combined output capacity of 3100MW, and would be built in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano. This coincides with the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) route of the gas pipeline which is currently under construction. 

The Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer for Gas and Power, Mr Saidu Mohammed, said the corporation would achieve this by building independent power plants over the next three to ten years.

He said that the power plants, which would be built with Joint Venture Companies, international power companies and Nigerian investors, would be structured after the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas business model.

“Power generation is a big business. As at today, NNPC has interest in two power plants, one in Okpai, Delta State and the other in Afam, Rivers State.

“Both were built by joint ventures with Nigerian Agip Oil Company and Shell Petroleum Development Company.

“These two power plants collectively generate up to 1,000 megawatts and they are the most reliable and cheapest source of power to the national grid in Nigeria today,” Mohammed said.

Mohammed said in order to make up the 4,000 megawatts, plans were underway to build Okpai Phase 2, Obite and Agura power plants to boost power generation in the country.

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