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Title: Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit having an abrupt gradual bend

Abstract

A system for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having an abrupt bend. The system includes pressure transducers, one disposed in the conduit at the inside of the bend and one or more disposed in the conduit at the outside of the bend but spaced a distance therefrom. 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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871364
Patent Number(s):
US 5717146
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
device; method; measuring; multi-phase; fluid; flow; conduit; abrupt; gradual; bend; pressure; transducers; disposed; inside; outside; spaced; distance; therefrom; measure; locations; information; computational; calculate; rate; density; measured; pair; located; elevationally; computation; measurement; measurements; calculate fluid; multi-phase fluid; pressure measurement; density measurement; measuring fluid; flow rate; fluid flow; pressure transducer; pressure transducers; fluid pressure; pressure measurements; phase fluid; transducers measure; measuring multi-phase; computational device; computation device; gradual bend; conduit elevationally; /73/

Citation Formats

Ortiz, Marcos German. Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit having an abrupt gradual bend. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Ortiz, Marcos German. Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit having an abrupt gradual bend. United States.
Ortiz, Marcos German. Thu . "Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit having an abrupt gradual bend". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871364.
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title = {Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit having an abrupt gradual bend},
author = {Ortiz, Marcos German},
abstractNote = {A system for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having an abrupt bend. The system includes pressure transducers, one disposed in the conduit at the inside of the bend and one or more disposed in the conduit at the outside of the bend but spaced a distance therefrom. 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.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/871364}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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