February 3, 2016

Revolutionary Hi-Tech Solution: How a Simple Idea Could Transform the Oil and Gas Industry

Much of the nation’s civil engineering infrastructure is approaching or has exceed its intended design life. Efforts to streamline efficiency in transportation and energy have increased demands on these aging structures.

Multiphase Flow International (MPFlow) has developed a multiphase ultrasonic metering device for the oil and gas industry that―coupled with a groundbreaking software package―renders existing meters obsolete. This patented meter and proprietary software package instantly translates high frequency sound waves into constant, separated measurements of the oil, gas, and water content from the mixture produced by a well. This data can be analyzed remotely 24/7 and includes a unique self-calibrating mechanism, allowing the meter to automatically adjust itself to changing flow stream properties. This revolutionary device will enable the world’s top oil and gas producers to more efficiently, safely, and completely extract their precious reserves.

Yildirim Hurmuzlu

Yildirim Hürmüzlü is an Altshuler Distinguished Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at SMU-Lyle and founder and director of its Systems Laboratory. An internationally distinguished scholar and fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Dr. Hürmüzlü has published numerous articles in his field’s top journals and served as technical editor for the ASME Journal of Dynamics Systems, Measurement and Control and IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.

Dr. Hürmüzlü’s research interests are in the field of dynamic systems and controls, with particular emphasis on robotics and biomechanics. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Whitaker Foundation, Texas National Laboratory Commission, and industrial corporations, including Bell Helicopter, Raytheon Systems, and Alcatel Corp.

Dr. Hürmüzlü received his Ph.D. and M.S. in mechanical engineering and mechanics from Drexel University and his B.S. degree from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.