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Title: System and method measuring fluid flow in a conduit

Abstract

A system is described for measuring fluid mass flow in a conduit in which there exists a pressure differential in the fluid between at least two spaced-apart locations in the conduit. The system includes a first pressure transducer disposed in the side of the conduit at a first location for measuring pressure of fluid at that location, a second or more pressure transducers disposed in the side of the conduit at a second location, for making multiple measurements of pressure of fluid in the conduit at that location, and a computer for computing the average pressure of the multiple measurements at the second location and for computing flow rate of fluid in the conduit from the pressure measurement by the first pressure transducer and from the average pressure calculation of the multiple measurements. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6322230
Patent Number(s):
5905208 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-724985
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States) PTO; EDB-99-081369
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 3 Oct 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; DESIGN; FLOW RATE; FLOWMETERS; FLUID FLOW; PIPES; PRESSURE MEASUREMENT; TRANSDUCERS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; METERS; TUBES; 440800* - Miscellaneous Instrumentation- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Ortiz, M.G., and Kidd, T.G. System and method measuring fluid flow in a conduit. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Ortiz, M.G., & Kidd, T.G. System and method measuring fluid flow in a conduit. United States.
Ortiz, M.G., and Kidd, T.G. Tue . "System and method measuring fluid flow in a conduit". United States.
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abstractNote = {A system is described for measuring fluid mass flow in a conduit in which there exists a pressure differential in the fluid between at least two spaced-apart locations in the conduit. The system includes a first pressure transducer disposed in the side of the conduit at a first location for measuring pressure of fluid at that location, a second or more pressure transducers disposed in the side of the conduit at a second location, for making multiple measurements of pressure of fluid in the conduit at that location, and a computer for computing the average pressure of the multiple measurements at the second location and for computing flow rate of fluid in the conduit from the pressure measurement by the first pressure transducer and from the average pressure calculation of the multiple measurements. 3 figs.},
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