Multiphase Flow Research

Industrial flow processes

Non-intrusive electromagnetic imaging and measurement techniques such as Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT), are being used today to gain a better understanding of multiphase flows. Atout offers ECT systems for multiphase flow structure research.


  • Laboratory research systems for imaging and tomography
  • Electronic Sight Glass
  • Wet gas liquid loading
  • Steam quality
  • Oil/gas flow structure measurement
  • Flow loop test control systems
  • MPFM calibration references




  • Flow Measurement and Instrumentation Vol 66, April 2019 (2018) Identification of horizontal slug flow structures for application in selective cross-correlation metering


  • IEEE Sensors Journal vol. 19, issue 1, (2018) Evaluation of Near-Field Electromagnetic Shielding Effectiveness at Low Frequencies


  • 7th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis 2004 – Manchester UK –  Visualisation of two-phase gas-liquid pipe flow using electrical capacitance tomography.


  • Thorn R., Huang S.M., Xie C.G., Salkeld J.A., Hunt A., and Beck M.S. (1990) Flow imaging for multi-component flow measurement. Flow Meas. Instr. 2, Oct 1990