Software Solutions

NEL’s software and modelling group can provide you with industry leading solutions to flow measurement problems. The services provided by NEL in this area include Computational Fluid Dynamics, PPDS (Physical Properties) and the development of bespoke software solutions to flow measurement problems.

NEL - Computational Fluid Dynamics

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a powerful simulation method that can be used to predict the behaviour of liquids and gases. CFD is used in a number of different industries ranging from nuclear energy, automotive, process, petrochemical to the oil and gas sector.  CFD simulations will help you:

  • Comply with legislation
  • Increase safety
  • Improve design quality
  • Improve production efficiency

The CFD services offered by NEL include:

  • Fluid flow modelling (including multiphase flows)
  • Thermal analysis
  • Erosion modelling

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

NEL offers a full range of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) consultancy services to the oil and gas industry as well as other sectors, and has a vast array of experience in the following areas:

  • Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Frequency Analysis
  • Fatigue
  • Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
  • Impact Analysis


PPDS is a software suite used in the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and process industries to determine the physical properties of fluids. PPDS provides you with quality assured physical property of fluid data on more than 1,500 chemicals. With PPDS you can perform a wide range of calculations including:

  • Physical property of fluid calculations
  • Specification and sizing of equipment
  • Process control calculations

PPDS has various license types to suit your needs. Download a free trial of PPDS to find out how your business can benefit.

Bespoke Software Solutions

Software modelling and simulation is most effective when tailored specifically for your application, accounting for conditions that may be unique to your measurement system. NEL offers the following bespoke software services

For answers to your flow modelling questions, please contact Marc Laing.