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Title: Fluid flow monitoring device

Abstract

A flow meter and temperature measuring device comprising a tube with a body centered therein for restricting flow and a sleeve at the upper end of the tube to carry several channels formed longitudinally in the sleeve to the appropriate axial location where they penetrate the tube to allow pressure measurements and temperature measurements with thermocouples. The high pressure measurement is made using a channel penetrating the tube away from the body and the low pressure measurement is made at a location at the widest part of the body. An end plug seals the end of the device and holes at its upper end allow fluid to pass from the interior of the tube into a plenum. The channels are made by cutting grooves in the sleeve, the grooves widened at the surface of the sleeve and then a strip of sleeve material is welded to the grooves closing the channels. Preferably the sleeve is packed with powdered graphite before cutting the grooves and welding the strips.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (1426 Socastee Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841)
  2. (3600 Westhampton Dr., Martinez, GA 30907-3036)
  3. (2715 Margate Dr., Augusta, GA 30909)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
OSTI Identifier:
869033
Patent Number(s):
5265478
Assignee:
McKay, Mark D. (1426 Socastee Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841);Sweeney, Chad E. (3600 Westhampton Dr., Martinez, GA 30907-3036);Spangler, Jr., B. Samuel (2715 Margate Dr., Augusta, GA 30909) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fluid; flow; monitoring; device; meter; temperature; measuring; comprising; tube; centered; therein; restricting; sleeve; upper; carry; channels; formed; longitudinally; appropriate; axial; location; penetrate; allow; pressure; measurements; thermocouples; measurement; channel; penetrating; widest; plug; seals; holes; pass; interior; plenum; cutting; grooves; widened; surface; strip; material; welded; closing; preferably; packed; powdered; graphite; welding; strips; monitoring device; temperature measuring; pressure measurement; flow meter; channels formed; temperature measurements; fluid flow; device comprising; measuring device; pressure measurements; temperature measurement; restricting flow; axial location; flow monitor; centered therein; flow monitoring; temperature measure; /73/376/

Citation Formats

McKay, Mark D., Sweeney, Chad E., and Spangler, Jr., B. Samuel. Fluid flow monitoring device. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
McKay, Mark D., Sweeney, Chad E., & Spangler, Jr., B. Samuel. Fluid flow monitoring device. United States.
McKay, Mark D., Sweeney, Chad E., and Spangler, Jr., B. Samuel. Fri . "Fluid flow monitoring device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869033.
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abstractNote = {A flow meter and temperature measuring device comprising a tube with a body centered therein for restricting flow and a sleeve at the upper end of the tube to carry several channels formed longitudinally in the sleeve to the appropriate axial location where they penetrate the tube to allow pressure measurements and temperature measurements with thermocouples. The high pressure measurement is made using a channel penetrating the tube away from the body and the low pressure measurement is made at a location at the widest part of the body. An end plug seals the end of the device and holes at its upper end allow fluid to pass from the interior of the tube into a plenum. The channels are made by cutting grooves in the sleeve, the grooves widened at the surface of the sleeve and then a strip of sleeve material is welded to the grooves closing the channels. Preferably the sleeve is packed with powdered graphite before cutting the grooves and welding the strips.},
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year = {1993},
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