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  Image: The engineering staff plans and manages the various industry-funded research projects.

The engineering staff plans and manages the various industry-funded research projects.

The meter calibration and research work performed at the Metering Research Facility (MRF) at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is well-supported by its staff. MRF management directs the larger research projects, maintenance, and the long-term quality of the facility. MRF management also receives direction from the MRF Executive Committee (listed below), chiefly composed of business executives from gas industry companies.


The engineering staff (listed below) plans and manages the various industry-funded research projects. The facility engineers also oversee standard calibrations and prepare client reports.


The technician staff performs the meter test work using the MRF data acquisition system and Rosemount Supervisory Control system. The technicians also prepare and install the meters and related piping required for meter calibrations. The majority of MRF repair and maintenance activities are performed by the technician staff as well.


Flow Measurement Program

MRF Staff

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 SwRI, please contact Terry Grimley at tgrimley@swri.org or (210) 522-2353.




Contact Information

Terry Grimley

Metering Research Facility

(210) 522-2353


Michael Robertson

(210) 522-5922



Related Terminology

flow meter


gas meter

gas sampling

orifice meter

ultrasonic meter

natural gas

flow conditioner

turbine meter

flow meter

gas quality

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Fluids and Machinery Engineering Dept

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August 06, 2014