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Feb 2017

ITS Represented at British-Mexican Multiphase Flow Exchange

A host of leading institutions across Britain and Mexico, including the British council & CIATEQ A.C., have collaborated to host a knowledge exchange event between their respective countries experts on multiphase flow. The main objectives of this event are twofold: to initiate a strong working relationship between Mexican and British specialists and to engineer an expert knowledge network regarding multiphase flow.

Representing the U.K. was ITS director, Dr Mi Wang. Mi is an esteemed academic, regarded for his role as Professor of Process Tomography and Sensing at the University of Leeds, and as the editor/author of ‘Industrial Tomography: Systems and Applications’, an essential hardback for anyone with an interest in tomography.


Dr Wang was invited to the event in Queretaro, Mexico to discuss his research examining the proficiency of an ITS ERT-ECT dual-modality system in monitoring gas-oil-water three-phase flow during experimental conditions. Experimental conditions include water-to-liquid ratio (WLR) from 0% to 100% in parallel with gas volume fractions from 0% to 100%. The results demonstrated that the ERT system is able to measure water continuous flow with WLR higher than 40%, which is in good agreement with previous reports. The ECT system however, is able to measure from 0% to 100% WLR, far beyond its conventional capabilities. Visualisation and mean concentration derived from the tomograms via advanced data fusion verify the capability of the system in the application of gas-oil-water flow characterisation.

Reflecting on his time at the conference, Dr Wang remarked:

“I was very honoured to be invited to speak at the inaugural Britain-Mexico multiphase flow knowledge exchange. Multiphase flow is an important field that affects a variety of industries ranging from oil and gas to mining. Therefore, coming together to exchange ideas and methodology between our colleagues from across the Atlantic is important for innovation and breakthroughs within the field. I very much enjoyed my time in Mexico and look forward to collaborating with them again in the future.”

If you’re interested in Dr Wang’s work with multiphase flow, we’d love to talk to you. You can talk to one of our engineers by calling us on +44 (0) 161 832 9297 or contacting us through our website.