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KROHNE and Kent to join forces once again


Posted on 6th December 2017 by The Enterprise Team


The School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) and the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS) are delighted to learn that they have been awarded significant funding to partner with KROHNE Limited on an exciting two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is providing 50% funding towards the KTP grant.

KROHNE is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of solutions in industrial process instrumentation. KROHNE Limited is part of the KROHNE Group and is the Group’s global centre for Coriolis mass flowmeter technology. Their manufacturing plant based in Wellingborough is where the OPTIMASS range of flowmeters is produced and will be the base for the KTP Associate to work on the highly innovative project.

The project aims to develop multiphase flow metering technology through a soft computing approach. This will enable KROHNE to extend the application of industrial flowmeters to a broader range of industrial processes where complex flow conditions such as two-phase and three-phase flow mixtures are encountered.

The project draws on expertise from both EDA and SMSAS and will benefit from Professor Yong Yan’s many years of research and experience in soft-computing and Dr Xue Wang’s expertise in Bayesian statistics.

This will be KROHNE’s second KTP with the University of Kent. Edward Jukes, Technical Director at KROHNE Limited said “I am confident that with the well-established working relationship between the University of Kent and KROHNE, the outcome of this project will be a technical, commercial and academic success.”


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Last Updated: 07/12/2017