French Designated Institute for
high pressure gas flow metering

EXPERTISE IN GAS FLOW MEASUREMENT AT THE SERVICE OF MANUFACTURERS AND INDUSTRY

Our history

CESAME-EXADEBIT was created following the desires expressed in the 1970s by public bodies and the metrological profession to have a reference facility in France for high gas flows at high pressure.

The French Industry Ministry, with the help of major companies involved in gas transportation, gave financial backing for precision measurement under significant pressures (greater than 50 bar). This facility was located at the University of Poitiers site for the Centre of Aerodynamic and Thermal Studies, which allowed CESAME-EXADEBIT not only to benefit from a very significant and unique infrastructure for the production and storage of compressed air (106m3 at 200 bar) but also from the very favourable scientific technical environment there.

Over the years, new opportunities and equipment have been added in order to reinforce the initial installation to better meet the needs of industry. Over the same period, the original team has developed, not only in number, but also in experience acquired over several years by research and development work in metrology applied to cutting-edge technologies.

Today, as the holder of the national primary standard and secondary test rigs, CESAME-EXADEBIT offers a wide range of possibilities, unique in the world, from calibrations in gas flowmeters and meters of all types to to full-scale tests of components relevant to the storage of gas of all kinds.