Basic Service Training for KROHNE

Posted on Friday 23 March 2018

Alderman Jasper Mos visits PARADOX project

Posted on Wednesday 21 March 2018

Process to become VSL CMC certified officially started

Posted on Thursday 1 February 2018

Initial test program for PARADOX project at full speed

Posted on Wednesday 6 December 2017

New heavy duty trollies for FCoE

Posted on Friday 27 October 2017

Heavy duty transport trollies

Today students of DVC have completed the heavy duty transport trollies and handed them over to FCoE

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New name

Posted on Friday 13 October 2017

As of today, Stichting XCaliber continues under a new name: Stichting Flow Center and trade name Flow Center of Excellence (FCoE).

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FAT Waterflux flow meters at the XCaliber flow loop

Posted on Wednesday 30 August 2017

Today, KROHNE Altometer, in the presence of its customer (ADDC) from Dubai, successfully executed a Field Acceptance Test (FAT). From a series of 70 flow meters  the customer randomly selected 2, which were mounted on the XCaliber flow loop. The KROHNE flowmeters bought by this customer were of the type Waterflux 3070 and are battery powered.

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Site Acceptance Test passed; XCaliber operational again

Posted on Friday 21 April 2017

Today the SAT for the renewed flow loop operating/control and pump drive systems have been successfully completed. After a shut down for 4 weeks, The XCaliber flow loop is operational ones again.

Coming weeks, the systems will be further optimized.

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Successful FAT - Go for implementation

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2017

This morning, at the offices of Agidens in Gorinchem,  the FAT for the implementation of the new DCS/SCADA and pump-drives from Schneider Electric at the Xcaliber loop was succesfully executed and has resulted in a GO for the implementation. This will be carried out by students of Da Vinci College under the supervision of Agidens. The XCaliber loop is scheduled to be restarted again by the end of April.

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XCaliber shut down for 4 weeks

Posted on Friday 24 March 2017

Today the XCaliber flow loop was shut down for 4 weeks to enable the implementation of the new DCS/SCADA and pump drives from SChneider Electric. This will be carried out by students of Da Vinci College under supervision of Agidens (Gorinchem).

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Development of DMTF started

Posted on Thursday 1 December 2016

VAF Instruments, KROHNE Altometer, Reehorst, FCoE and Da Vinci College will develop and realise at the Duurzaamheidsfabriek in Dordrecht, a Dynamic Maritime Test Facility (DMTF), initially with a focus on propulsion technology to reduce the fossil energy consumption in shipping.

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Start replacement of XCaliber operating system

Posted on Monday 12 September 2016

Earlier this month the project tot completely renew the XCaliber DCS/SCADA system has been started.

In this project Schneider Electric, Agidens, FCoE and DVC cooperate to equip the XCaliber flow loop with the new PlantStructure PES  systeem and Altivar drives of Schneider Electric. The project, with Agidens as project leader, will wherever possible be executed by students of DVC. It is planned that the new system will be fully operational by May-June next year.

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Calibration of MR meter using the new reference meters

Posted on Friday 18 December 2015

This week, KROHNE Altometer again calibrated one of their MR multiphase flowmeters at the XCaliber flow loop.

For the first time, te new and highly accurate reference meters, permanently installed earlier this year in one of the test sections of the loop, were used as reference for the calibration.

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Air Inlet Unit for XCaliber flow loop

Posted on Thursday 10 December 2015

Today the XCaliber flow loop was expanded with an Air Inlet Unit.

With this unit we now can add air in a controlled way to the flow in the test section, either diffuse or creating a static air bubble in the test section, to test the effects of air in the system on the behaviour of flow meters or other apllications.

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KROHNE "handson training"

Posted on Wednesday 21 October 2015

Today, again a group employees of KROHNE Group from all over the world attended their 'handson training' at FCoE, using the XCaliber flow loop as practice environment.

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New reference meters for calibration

Posted on Friday 11 September 2015

This week, the XCaliber flow loop installation was expanded with a couple of new reference meters. With these new meters XCaliber is now equiped with two most accurate and cerfified meters as working standard for calibration of flow meters.

For that purpose, the two new meters are permanently mounted in one of the MUT sections ('Meter Under Test), that now will serve as calibration line. The integration in the contrpol system and calibration management systemn will be done in due course. 

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KROHNE Altometer calibrates new MR meters at XCaliber

Posted on Tuesday 1 September 2015

Past two months KROHNE Altometer calibrated several production MR meters for water at the XCaliber flow loop at the Duurzaamheidsfabriek in  Dordrecht.

Earlier on, the XCaliber flow loop already hosted testing of variouw prototypes of this new and innovative multiphase flow meter.

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European Flow Measurement Workshop 2015

Posted on Thursday 26 February 2015

The 3rd edition of this international workshop will take place March 17-19 at Hotel Huis ter Duin. Keynote speaker this year will be mr. Reinier den Hertog from Shell.

For further information we gladly refer to the website:

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KROHNE 'Hands-On' training at XCaliber

Posted on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Today an international group KROHNE employees followed part of their 'Hands On' training at the XCaliber facility at the Duurzaamheidsfabriek in Dordrecht. Already the  2nd time this year that FCoE/XCaliber hosted this part of the KROHNE in company training. The 3rd edition is scheduled for November.

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ERIKS Econosto tested at the XCaliber flow loop

Posted on Thursday 3 July 2014

Past few months, ERIKS Econosto has tested flow-units, developed for one of its customers. At first, prototypes of these units were extensively dynamically tested. Afterwards also several production units were submitted to a test at XCaliber, before they were installed at the customer.

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Zero Emissions meeting at VSL

Posted on Thursday 16 January 2014

At January 16th, the ‘Zero Emissions in 2030?!’ meeting took place at VSL. This meeting brought together parties involved in development and production of emission measurement techniques with various companies from the petrochemical and storage and transshipment sectors, authorities and monitoring bodies. Goal of the meeting was to find a common basis for further development and use of these techniques. This could contribute in the long run to substantial reduction of various emissions, for example in the Port of Rotterdam area, serving both economical as well as environmental interest.

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1st XCaliber (in) Business meeting

Posted on Tuesday 26 November 2013


On location, at the Duurzaamheidsfabriek in Dordrecht, FCoE gathered with the early ‘partners’ involved in the development of the XCaliber Installation to discuss experiences and new opportunities for use of the XCaliber installation by industry.

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FCoE hosts High Tech NL meeting

Posted on Friday 18 October 2013

Holland High Tech NL

FCoE hosted the 2nd ‘High Tech NL’ meeting on the HTSM sector Human Capital agenda in South Holland

A presentation on FCoE and its innovative XCaliber installation followed by a demonstration of the XCaliber kicked of this second meeting.

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Duurzaamheidsfabriek in Dordrecht officially opened

Posted on Friday 4 October 2013


Witnessed by many guests, on October 4th, the ‘Duurzaamheidsfabriek’ (Sustainability Factory) officially opened its doors.

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FCoE participated at the ‘Maritime Innovation Experience’ event

Posted on Wednesday 11 September 2013

Maritime Innovation Experience

It was all about Matchmaking between company and future employee and maritime innovation at the 2013 edition of the Maritime Innovation Experience at the Duurzaamheidsfabriek in Dordrecht-NL. 

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