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Title: Multiphase fluid characterization system

Abstract

A measurement system and method for permitting multiple independent measurements of several physical parameters of multiphase fluids flowing through pipes are described. Multiple acoustic transducers are placed in acoustic communication with or attached to the outside surface of a section of existing spool (metal pipe), typically less than 3 feet in length, for noninvasive measurements. Sound speed, sound attenuation, fluid density, fluid flow, container wall resonance characteristics, and Doppler measurements for gas volume fraction may be measured simultaneously by the system. Temperature measurements are made using a temperature sensor for oil-cut correction.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1156945
Patent Number(s):
8,820,147
Application Number:
13/226,209
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Sinha, Dipen N. Multiphase fluid characterization system. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Sinha, Dipen N. Multiphase fluid characterization system. United States.
Sinha, Dipen N. Tue . "Multiphase fluid characterization system". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1156945.
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abstractNote = {A measurement system and method for permitting multiple independent measurements of several physical parameters of multiphase fluids flowing through pipes are described. Multiple acoustic transducers are placed in acoustic communication with or attached to the outside surface of a section of existing spool (metal pipe), typically less than 3 feet in length, for noninvasive measurements. Sound speed, sound attenuation, fluid density, fluid flow, container wall resonance characteristics, and Doppler measurements for gas volume fraction may be measured simultaneously by the system. Temperature measurements are made using a temperature sensor for oil-cut correction.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 02 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Tue Sep 02 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
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