Developing Measurement Facilities for Carbon Capture and Storage

This paper describes two experimental facilities developed to carry out research and development of measurement instruments used in the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) industry. The gaseous and static facilities are capable of testing measurement devices such as flowmeters, densitometers and sampling systems. Testing these instruments in the compositions and conditions likely to be experienced in the industry is essential to ensure that they are capable of achieving the required levels of uncertainty specified by the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The paper will describe the design of these facilities and give a summary of initial tests which have been carried out.