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TÜV SÜD NEL launches UK’s first domestic hydrogen meter calibration facility

23 March 2021

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has launched the UK’s first traceable hydrogen flow calibration facility for domestic gas meters.

The new facility will help meter manufacturers determine if existing meter stock, and new technologies under development, are correctly measuring hydrogen flow rates. This is a crucial step to ensure that hydrogen gas meters deployed onto the market in the future will deliver accurate measurements for customer billing and taxation purposes.

Funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through the National Measurement System mechanism, the new facility will initially support ongoing hydrogen feasibility and metrology research, including the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR), the UK Flow Programme and several demonstration projects seeking to transition the UK gas grid to hydrogen. The research will be shared publicly so that industry can make more informed choices about meter selection. Read more…


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