Proving Trials and Specification of a National MTU Test Facility

University of Birmingham
Led by Dr N. Metje

The aim of this work package is to conduct a comprehensive and rigorous programme of proof tests of the above technologies both when applied in isolation and when combined in the multi-sensor device, and prove the efficacy of accurately tuning the devices to different soils and groundwater conditions. A further objective is to refine the set of criteria compiled in the MTU Phase 1 Feasibility Study for a UK National Test Facility. This work package will be assisted by Professor A. J. Saul of the University of Sheffield.

The deliverables will include objective reports on the performance assessment of both existing technologies and the prototype technologies being developed by MTU; and development of a specification and construction guidelines for a new UK National Test Facility including layout and best practice for operation.