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Title: Method of measuring the mass flow rate of a substance entering a cocurrent fluid stream

Abstract

This invention relates to an improved method of monitoring the mass flow rate of a substance entering a cocurrent fluid stream. The method very basically consists of heating equal sections of the fluid stream above and below the point of entry of the substance to be monitored, and measuring and comparing the resulting change in temperature of the sections. Advantage is taken of the difference in thermal characteristics of the fluid and the substance to be measured to correlate temperature differences in the sections above and below the substance feed point for providing an indication of the mass flow rate of the substance.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Lenoir City, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863049
Patent Number(s):
4083243
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01F - MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; measuring; mass; flow; rate; substance; entering; cocurrent; fluid; stream; relates; improved; monitoring; basically; consists; heating; equal; sections; below; entry; monitored; comparing; resulting; change; temperature; advantage; difference; thermal; characteristics; measured; correlate; differences; feed; providing; indication; basically consists; temperature difference; mass flow; fluid stream; improved method; flow rate; temperature differences; thermal characteristics; resulting change; substance entering; cocurrent fluid; /73/

Citation Formats

Cochran, Jr., Henry D. Method of measuring the mass flow rate of a substance entering a cocurrent fluid stream. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Cochran, Jr., Henry D. Method of measuring the mass flow rate of a substance entering a cocurrent fluid stream. United States.
Cochran, Jr., Henry D. Tue . "Method of measuring the mass flow rate of a substance entering a cocurrent fluid stream". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863049.
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abstractNote = {This invention relates to an improved method of monitoring the mass flow rate of a substance entering a cocurrent fluid stream. The method very basically consists of heating equal sections of the fluid stream above and below the point of entry of the substance to be monitored, and measuring and comparing the resulting change in temperature of the sections. Advantage is taken of the difference in thermal characteristics of the fluid and the substance to be measured to correlate temperature differences in the sections above and below the substance feed point for providing an indication of the mass flow rate of the substance.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {4}
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