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Title: System and method for bidirectional flow and controlling fluid flow in a conduit

Abstract

A system for measuring bidirectional flow, including backflow, of fluid in a conduit is disclosed. The system utilizes a structural mechanism to create a pressure differential in the conduit. Pressure sensors are positioned upstream from the mechanism, at the mechanism, and downstream from the mechanism. Data from the pressure sensors are transmitted to a microprocessor or computer, and pressure differential detected between the pressure sensors is then used to calculate the backflow. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to shut off valves located in the conduit, upon the occurrence of backflow, or to control flow, total material dispersed, etc. in the conduit. 3 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
335488
Patent Number(s):
5886267
Application Number:
PAN: 8-771,316
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 Mar 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; FLOWMETERS; PRESSURE GRADIENTS; MEASURING METHODS; PRESSURE GAGES; VALVES; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Ortiz, M G. System and method for bidirectional flow and controlling fluid flow in a conduit. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Ortiz, M G. System and method for bidirectional flow and controlling fluid flow in a conduit. United States.
Ortiz, M G. Tue . "System and method for bidirectional flow and controlling fluid flow in a conduit". United States.
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abstractNote = {A system for measuring bidirectional flow, including backflow, of fluid in a conduit is disclosed. The system utilizes a structural mechanism to create a pressure differential in the conduit. Pressure sensors are positioned upstream from the mechanism, at the mechanism, and downstream from the mechanism. Data from the pressure sensors are transmitted to a microprocessor or computer, and pressure differential detected between the pressure sensors is then used to calculate the backflow. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to shut off valves located in the conduit, upon the occurrence of backflow, or to control flow, total material dispersed, etc. in the conduit. 3 figs.},
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