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Title: Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit using an elbow flow meter

Abstract

A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit. The system utilizes pressure transducers disposed generally in line upstream and downstream of the flow of fluid in a bend in the conduit. Data from the pressure transducers is transmitted to a microprocessor or computer. The pressure differential measured by the pressure transducers is then used to calculate the fluid flow rate in the conduit. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to control flow, total fluid dispersed, (in, for example, an irrigation system), area of dispersal or other desired effect based on the fluid flow in the conduit. 2 figs.

Inventors:
;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Tech Co
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
512413
Patent Number(s):
5,641,915
Application Number:
PAN: 8-383,343
Assignee:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States) PTO; SCA: 420205; PA: EDB-97:112696; SN: 97001827928
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Jun 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; PIPELINES; FLOWMETERS; FLUID FLOW; METERING; TRANSDUCERS; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; FLOW RATE

Citation Formats

Ortiz, M.G., and Boucher, T.J. Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit using an elbow flow meter. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Ortiz, M.G., & Boucher, T.J. Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit using an elbow flow meter. United States.
Ortiz, M.G., and Boucher, T.J. Tue . "Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit using an elbow flow meter". United States.
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