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Title: Fluid characterization using acoustics

Abstract

A measurement system and a method for determining steam quality (i.e. vapor mass fraction) measurements of multiphase fluid flowing through pipes are described. An acoustic sensor device consists of an acoustic transmitter and an acoustic receiver that are designed to be attached to a pipe. The acoustic transmitter and the acoustic receiver are exposed to an interior space of the pipe through openings in a wall of the pipe. Acoustic waves generated by the transmitter and captured by the receiver traverse the multiphase fluid flowing into the pipe. Swept-frequency acoustic interferometry (SFAI) technique is used to measure ultrasonic acoustic properties of a fluid. Machine-learning techniques based on principal component analysis, support vector machine regression and support vector machine classification are used for determining steam quality.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1651084
Patent Number(s):
10697938
Application Number:
16/494,663
Assignee:
Triad National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM); Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (San Ramon, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01F - MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/15/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Cattaneo, Alessandro, Sinha, Dipen N., Jankowski, Todd Andrew, and Schrodt, James. Fluid characterization using acoustics. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Cattaneo, Alessandro, Sinha, Dipen N., Jankowski, Todd Andrew, & Schrodt, James. Fluid characterization using acoustics. United States.
Cattaneo, Alessandro, Sinha, Dipen N., Jankowski, Todd Andrew, and Schrodt, James. Tue . "Fluid characterization using acoustics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1651084.
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abstractNote = {A measurement system and a method for determining steam quality (i.e. vapor mass fraction) measurements of multiphase fluid flowing through pipes are described. An acoustic sensor device consists of an acoustic transmitter and an acoustic receiver that are designed to be attached to a pipe. The acoustic transmitter and the acoustic receiver are exposed to an interior space of the pipe through openings in a wall of the pipe. Acoustic waves generated by the transmitter and captured by the receiver traverse the multiphase fluid flowing into the pipe. Swept-frequency acoustic interferometry (SFAI) technique is used to measure ultrasonic acoustic properties of a fluid. Machine-learning techniques based on principal component analysis, support vector machine regression and support vector machine classification are used for determining steam quality.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
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