Accura Group Limited, Wolverhampton, UK, and Advanced Interactive Materials Science Limited (AIMS), Peterborough, UK, have announced the development of a new Venturi Flow Meter, manufactured via the Powder Metallurgy process, used to accurately measure the flow of oil and gas as it comes out of the ground.
The Venturi Flow Meter is formed by AIMS using HIPed Powder Metallurgy and near-net shaping techniques and then precision machined by Accura to achieve internal engineering tolerances of two microns. Accura has an exclusive licence to market and sell the HIPed Venturi Valve globally.
“This new Venturi Flow Meter manufacturing technology is outstanding when it comes to performance, longevity, accuracy and integrity. With this product’s mechanical properties and dimensional accuracy that more than meet the stringent oil and gas subsea standards, there is quite simply nothing like it in the marketplace,” stated David Williams, Accura’s Chief Executive.
“It is truly exciting and I believe the quality and performance standards achieved by AIMS and Accura will become the benchmark must-have Venturi Flow Meter globally. We have already received serious interest from various global oil and gas clients in North America, Asia and Europe,” added Williams.
Replacing Venturi Flow Meters is a difficult and costly process, so components with high quality uniform material properties and highly engineered dimensional tolerances that reduce manufacturing risk and maintenance costs offer something the oil and gas industry is keen to exploit.
“We are delighted to be teaming up with another Midlands business established in the global oil and gas market that shares our passion for delivering the highest quality products that minimise manufacturing risk and maintenance costs. The AIMS team has been working hard to perfect various HIPed and near-net shaped components which are at the cutting edge of manufacturing technology,” stated Mark Hodgkins, ManagingDirector of AIMS.