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Title: Device and method for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend

Abstract

A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend or arc, and a straight section. The system includes pressure transducers, one or more disposed in the conduit on the outside of the arc, and one disposed in the conduit in a straight section thereof. The pressure transducers measure the pressure of fluid in the conduit at the locations of the pressure transducers and this information is used by a computational device to calculate fluid flow rate in the conduit. For multi-phase fluid, the density of the fluid is measured by another pair of pressure transducers, one of which is located in the conduit elevationally above the other. The computation device then uses the density measurement along with the fluid pressure measurements, to calculate fluid flow. 1 fig.

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
675785
Patent Number(s):
US 5,834,659/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-725,526
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 10 Nov 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; FLOWMETERS; FLOW RATE; FLUID FLOW; PIPES; TRANSDUCERS; PRESSURE MEASUREMENT; MULTIPHASE FLOW; DENSITY; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Ortiz, M G, and Boucher, T J. Device and method for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Ortiz, M G, & Boucher, T J. Device and method for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend. United States.
Ortiz, M G, and Boucher, T J. 1998. "Device and method for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend". United States.
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abstractNote = {A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend or arc, and a straight section. The system includes pressure transducers, one or more disposed in the conduit on the outside of the arc, and one disposed in the conduit in a straight section thereof. The pressure transducers measure the pressure of fluid in the conduit at the locations of the pressure transducers and this information is used by a computational device to calculate fluid flow rate in the conduit. For multi-phase fluid, the density of the fluid is measured by another pair of pressure transducers, one of which is located in the conduit elevationally above the other. The computation device then uses the density measurement along with the fluid pressure measurements, to calculate fluid flow. 1 fig.},
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