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Title: Flow rate measurement in a volume

Abstract

A system for measuring flow rate within a volume includes one or more transmission devices that transmit one or more signals through fluid contained within the volume. The volume may be bounded, at least in part, by an outer structure and by an object at least partially contained within the outer structure. A transmission device located at a first location of the outer structure transmits a first signal to a second location of the outer structure. A second signal is transmitted through the fluid from the second location to a third location of the outer structure. The flow rate of the fluid within the volume may be determined based, at least in part, on the time of flight of both the first signal and the second signal.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
NuScale Power, LLC, Corvallis, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600155
Patent Number(s):
10444046
Application Number:
15/899,251
Assignee:
NuScale Power, LLC (Corvallis, OR)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01F - MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0000633
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 02/19/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Galvez, Cristhian. Flow rate measurement in a volume. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Galvez, Cristhian. Flow rate measurement in a volume. United States.
Galvez, Cristhian. Tue . "Flow rate measurement in a volume". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600155.
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