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Title: Method and device for measuring fluid flow

Abstract

This invention is a fluid flow measuring device for determining the coolant flow at the entrance to a specific nuclear reactor fuel region. The device comprises a plurality of venturis having the upstream inlet and throat pressure of each respectively manifolded together to provide one static pressure signal for each region monitored. The device provides accurate flow measurement with low pressure losses and uniform entrance and discharge flow distribution.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Bethel Park, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Bettis Atomic Power Lab. (BAPL), Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862707
Patent Number(s):
3993539
Application Number:
05/602,707
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(11-1)-GEN-14
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; device; measuring; fluid; flow; determining; coolant; entrance; specific; nuclear; reactor; fuel; region; comprises; plurality; venturis; upstream; inlet; throat; pressure; respectively; manifolded; provide; static; signal; monitored; provides; accurate; measurement; losses; uniform; discharge; distribution; pressure signal; provides accurate; device provides; measuring fluid; device comprises; nuclear reactor; fluid flow; coolant flow; reactor fuel; measuring device; static pressure; flow distribution; fuel region; upstream inlet; flow measuring; flow measurement; /376/73/976/

Citation Formats

Atherton, Richard, Marinkovich, Phillip S, Spadaro, Peter R, and Stout, J Wilson. Method and device for measuring fluid flow. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Atherton, Richard, Marinkovich, Phillip S, Spadaro, Peter R, & Stout, J Wilson. Method and device for measuring fluid flow. United States.
Atherton, Richard, Marinkovich, Phillip S, Spadaro, Peter R, and Stout, J Wilson. Tue . "Method and device for measuring fluid flow". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862707.
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title = {Method and device for measuring fluid flow},
author = {Atherton, Richard and Marinkovich, Phillip S and Spadaro, Peter R and Stout, J Wilson},
abstractNote = {This invention is a fluid flow measuring device for determining the coolant flow at the entrance to a specific nuclear reactor fuel region. The device comprises a plurality of venturis having the upstream inlet and throat pressure of each respectively manifolded together to provide one static pressure signal for each region monitored. The device provides accurate flow measurement with low pressure losses and uniform entrance and discharge flow distribution.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {11}
}

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