SUMMIT Academy

As system needs become more complex, the demand for flexibility and the need for network integration becomes more apparent in understanding products and their configuration for projects and unique applications.

Training is a critical element of understanding how products can be used to their full potential, not only to meet these challenging requirements but also to reduce engineering time and increase efficiency.

KROHNE Solutions offers the SUMMIT Academy, which aims at extending the potential of all users by offering a professional, comprehensive training programme that focuses on system integration.

The objective and aim of the event are to provide attendees with sufficient knowledge of how the SUMMIT flow computer can meet their flow computational needs while illustrating the advantages and benefits of the additional and extended functions.

Location & Time

3. – 6. June 2024
14. – 17. October 2024

The workshop will take place in the Training Centre in Tower 2,

Headquarters, Breda, The Netherlands
KROHNE Solutions
Minervum 7441,
4817 ZG Breda,
The Netherlands

Tel.: +31 (0) 76 711 2000

Advances in Flow Computing

Workshop on advanced flow computing and intelligent, on-site supervisory functions in flow computing

The SUMMIT 8800 has revolutionised flow computing. It is a fusion of conventional flow computation with a modern touch-screen user interface, taking computer data and adding intelligence to it. It allows you to log, trend, supervise, monitor, interpret, and much more.

SUMMIT Academy - hands on knowledge

In a 3 1/2 day-workshop, you will revisit the basics of traditional flow computers, and overcome their limitations. You will learn how to customise your SUMMIT 8800 to obtain process information, how it works on its own and how it fits seamlessly into an existing infrastructure.

Modular Curriculum

The SUMMIT 8800 is modular, so it always meets the needs of the user. Our curriculum is also divided into modules so that you can compile the course content according to your interests. You will find a more detailed explanation of the modules on this website. 

We ask you to let us know your module selection when you register for the SUMMIT Academy.

Please contact the SUMMIT Academy team ( if you have any questions or would like to register for the workshop

Course audience

The academy is open to all and we welcome anyone with a keen interest in flow computer integration

We believe the following groups will particularly benefit: 

  • System & project engineers

  • Integrators & programmers

  • Operators, technicians and maintenance engineers

  • Technical & application sales

  • I&C engineers

  • Metering & measurement engineers


Learning by doing

The SUMMIT Academy is about using the SUMMIT 8800 in a real environment and about system integration.The training starts with the general aspects of flow calculation, as well as the specifics of the oil and gas industry.

It is a well-structured training with high quality presentations given in a professional environment by experts in their field. All training materials are available during and after the course.

Access to the experts is provided via an online link and forum function, as well as personal emails. A certification is presented at the end of the course. And, refresher modules are available online.

Lunch, refreshments (hot/cold drinks) will be provided.

Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation, although we recommend that all participants stay in the same hotel. 

You decide the content of your SUMMIT Academy

This is a hand-on workshop with a maximum of 10 participants (5 participants per tutor). Each participant will have their own SUMMIT 8800. We ask each participant to bring their own laptop to access additional services via the internet. You will find a full explanation of the modules listed below and can either register through the link.

The following list gives an indication of the extensive scope of functions of the SUMMIT 8800 and how diverse your Academy can be. We create an individual curriculum for each group of participants and give you access to a website that contains the course materials and further information. Each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance with a full summary of the topics covered.

Attendance is free of charge for all existing and new users of the SUMMIT 8800 flow computer. We also invite potential participants who have a genuine interest in flow computers.

Personalise your workshop

Please help us to ensure that you get the most out of this workshop by covering all topics that are of interest to you so that the tutors can prepare the workshop content and structure accordingly.

We will also prepare answers to questions on all aspects of flow computing.

For more details, please visit  or contact the SUMMIT Academy Team

Modules in Detail

3 1/2 Day curriculum


Design layout and structure of the flow computer detailing each I/O and communication module. Illustration of the flow computer hierarchy with the components and in-depth knowledge on selectable switches and jumpers for required signal types and compatibility. Learning the various  modules including the power supply unit, auxiliary board, fuses, and additional SD storage.

Terminal connections & LEDs and warnings

Selecting the correct security and operational modes, understanding the LED warnings on the front panel and terminal wiring connections for all inputs, outputs, and communication for field instruments, connections to printers and supervisory systems.

Configuration software

The installation of the software and users on a local PC. Explanation of the files and folders created along with their locations. Going through the three main programmes available and highlighting their usefulness.

Software overview

Learning the functions of the software, how to edit a configuration offline, as well as establishing connection to a SUMMIT flow computer via USB and over a network. Importing and exporting files, using the built-in scripting and diagnostics for troubleshooting and power/memory consumption.

Factory tour

A tour of the manufacturing and assembly section where the flow computer is integrated into cabinets with systems consisting of supervisory software, which are used in all our metering systems.

Parameters, variables and folders

The selection of correct parameters in the associated folders for required functions and their corresponding access permission levels. Understanding how to assign processes and how to use the data in the desired function. Learning the visual representation of each data variable and how it corresponds to each built in aspect of the flow computer.

Input and output assignments and calibration

Learning how to assign inputs and outputs with the relevant signal type for field instruments, printers, network connections, GCs, PLCs, etc., at the hardware level along with alarm levels and limits. Calibrating I/Os and scaling of variables from the front panel of the flow computer and also using the software tool.

Display screens

Learning how to create customised displays: defining menus and sub-menus, pages, diagrams and graphs based on live variables. Having the ability to create a supervisory system and populating of data menus. Understanding the difference between edit and supervisor mode; creating user permitted screens for data entry and access to user specific parameters.

Alarms, audit trails, data logging

How to create logs, audits and how to find the associated variables/parameters. Defining the frequency, interval of monitoring and logging the data type including how to acknowledge, clear and print alarm reports.

Communication and reports

Going through the various protocols, learning how to establish communication to field instruments, how to retrieve reports via serial and Ethernet connections. Advance configuration to network including remote access, eReports, printing and e-mails. Report generation and setup design for CT printers, FTP network printers, SMTP e-mails and XML.

Generic configuration

The general set-up of the flow computer with common functions but also understanding how to define data format, creation of ID reports, audit logs and custom strings which can be used to display any required text. Putting the flow computer into maintenance mode, understanding the built-in redundancy features and watchdog mechanisms for communication and duty-standby.

Stream & meter setup

Detailed and specific configuration of the meter run which will consist of going through each relevant parameter related to the type of meter being used. Defining limits on flow rates, parameters, fall-backs, calculations and enhanced diagnostics. For each oil and gas application, focus will be made on density selections, units, corresponding constants, and options which will customise each stream for optimal measurement. Totalisers and counters options with tariffs and optional scaling will be discussed.

Factors, products & linearity

Navigating to the product selections identifying how to measure based on the several options available. Optimising the meter based on proving including K-factor and Meter Factor generation. For application specific, tables, and values for GC components, heating values, and configuration of run switching between 5 streams. Looking at diagnostics for meters, flow computer and operations including identifying faults and troubleshooting.

Application design

Based on the knowledge gained, assignments and application tests where participants will be required to configure a SUMMIT flow computer based on the instructor’s instructions.

Proving and valve control

(optional to be requested on registration)

Configuration of liquid provers and master meters. Setting of process variables and assigning of parameters relevant to the correct operations of proving. Learning the deviation limits, run times, calculations, and comparison to the flow meter. This module also explains how valve control is related to proving but also how to configure as an individual function for various different flow valves.

Liquid sampler

(optional requested on registration)

The setup of a sampler system based on the various grab methods available including the detailed configuration of the dual cans with alarms and flow limits.


(optional, to be requested on registration)

Batch control for individual streams and stations. Understanding how to successfully configure the flow computer but also to understand how this function is performed with the system. Going through each parameter and understanding the relationship between all the variables associated to the function to gain the desire effect.

Allocation station

(optional, to be requested on registration)

Development of product allocation station based on the number of streams being used. The selection of units for display and report purposes as well as T&P configuration.

Codes & checks

(optional, requested on registration)

Using the unique optional functions of LUA programming and how company specific tasks can be performed without the need of having to redesign or reconfigure the entire set-up of the flow computer. Learning how to use calculation codes, script checking and FAT checks to test the flow computer and it’s configuration saving engineering time and money and illustrating the freedom offered by the SUMMIT 8800 flow computer.


Questions and answers session along with individual system requirements – addressing any concerns or queries.

Help us make SUMMIT 8800 cover all your needs

Participate in the SUMMIT Technical Feature Survey and get a SUMMIT USB Stick. The results of the survey will be sent to all participants with details on how they can set up the required function in SUMMIT, or if it is a new function, when they can expect it to be available  Go to survey

Want additional modules

Click here and send us an email outlining your needs, and we shall contact you very quickly with information on how we can structure the information to cover your needs, or let you know how and when we can create new modules for your new aspects.

Register for SUMMIT Academy

The quality of a workshop depends to a large extent on the structure and content, as well as the preparation by the tutors. Please help us to ensure that you get the maximum benefit from this workshop by covering all the topics that are of interest to you.

We will also prepare answers to questions on any aspects of flow computing.

For more details, please contact