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Title: Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow and density of fluid in a conduit having a gradual bend

Abstract

A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend or arc, and a straight section. The system includes pressure transducers, one or more disposed in the conduit on the outside of the arc, and one disposed in the conduit in a straight section thereof. The pressure transducers measure the pressure of fluid in the conduit at the locations of the pressure transducers and this information is used by a computational device to calculate fluid flow rate in the conduit. For multi-phase fluid, the density of the fluid is measured by another pair of pressure transducers, one of which is located in the conduit elevationally above the other. The computation device then uses the density measurement along with the fluid pressure measurements, to calculate fluid flow. 1 fig.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Tech Co
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
675796
Patent Number(s):
5,827,977
Application Number:
PAN: 8-725,528
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States) PTO; SCA: 440800; PA: EDB-99:003205; SN: 98002027976
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 27 Oct 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; FLOWMETERS; DESIGN; FLUID FLOW; FLOW RATE; DENSITY; PIPES; TRANSDUCERS; PRESSURE MEASUREMENT; MULTIPHASE FLOW

Citation Formats

Ortiz, M.G., and Boucher, T.J. Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow and density of fluid in a conduit having a gradual bend. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Ortiz, M.G., & Boucher, T.J. Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow and density of fluid in a conduit having a gradual bend. United States.
Ortiz, M.G., and Boucher, T.J. Tue . "Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow and density of fluid in a conduit having a gradual bend". United States.
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abstractNote = {A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend or arc, and a straight section. The system includes pressure transducers, one or more disposed in the conduit on the outside of the arc, and one disposed in the conduit in a straight section thereof. The pressure transducers measure the pressure of fluid in the conduit at the locations of the pressure transducers and this information is used by a computational device to calculate fluid flow rate in the conduit. For multi-phase fluid, the density of the fluid is measured by another pair of pressure transducers, one of which is located in the conduit elevationally above the other. The computation device then uses the density measurement along with the fluid pressure measurements, to calculate fluid flow. 1 fig.},
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