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Ultrasonic flow meter research at the MRF

The Metering Research Facility (MRF) conducts research programs through funding by the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), private companies, the U.S. government, and other industry organizations.


The following research programs are currently supported at the MRF.

PRCI-funded research is guided by the PRCI Measurement Technical committee. For more information on the PRCI directed research and recent accomplishments, see the PRCI website


To find out how the Metering Research Facility can assist you with flow measurement, meter development, calibration, testing, and training, or for information about how you can contract with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), please contact Terry Grimley at or (210) 522-2353.


Contact Information

Terry Grimley

Metering Research Facility

(210) 522-2353

Michael Robertson

(210) 522-5922

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April 15, 2014