TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has unveiled the UK’s first traceable hydrogen calibration facility for domestic gas meters in East Kilbride.
On 23 March, as it announced the new facility, it explained it will help manufacturers determine whether or not existing meter stock and new technologies under development correctly measure hydrogen flow rates. This is regarded as a key step in ensuring that hydrogen gas meters deployed onto the market in future deliver accurate measurements for customer billing and taxation purposes.
Funded by BEIS through the National Measurement System mechanism, the facility will support ongoing hydrogen feasibility and metrology research at first. Research will be shared publicly, allowing the industry to make more informed choices about meter selection. It will also be able to calibrate other meter types, including Coriolis, turbine and differential pressure, while the facility can be used by hydrogen flow meter manufacturers for their own R&D purposes as well.