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Welcome to the Metrology for LNG site!

This website is dedicated to the European Research projects “Metrology for LNG” and intends to provide information to and bring together stakeholders from the LNG industry.

In the navigation menu we provide information about project aims and results obtained, about the partners involved and industrial stakeholders that are contributing to the project. So, why is this important?

  • Whenever there is a trade, there are measurements involved to quantify the transfer of goods.
  • Whenever there are measurements, there are errors and uncertainties involved.
  • Metrology is all about providing standards that are internationally accepted and allow one to quantify the error or uncertainty of any measurement. Without quantification of the associated uncertainty any measured value has no meaning; one would be left in the dark.

The LNG projects aim to improve and develop the metrology for LNG custody transfer measurements, leading to smaller measurement uncertainties, reduction of financial risks of transactions and more transparency in the trade of LNG.

In the Rotterdam harbor currently the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) research and calibration facility is being developed. This will be the first site to calibrate and test flow meters, analyzers, sampling systems and other LNG equipment utilizing LNG as the test liquid at cryogenic conditions. More information here

These projects are defined as so-called Joint Research Project (JRP) and carried out as a part of the European Metrology Research Program (EMRP) that is jointly supported by the European Commission and the participating countries within the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET e.V.).