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Title: Device for accurately measuring mass flow of gases

Abstract

A device for measuring mass flow of gases which utilizes a substantially buoyant pressure vessel suspended within a fluid/liquid in an enclosure. The pressure vessel is connected to a weighing device for continuously determining weight change of the vessel as a function of the amount of gas within the pressure vessel. In the preferred embodiment, this pressure vessel is formed from inner and outer right circular cylindrical hulls, with a volume between the hulls being vented to the atmosphere external the enclosure. The fluid/liquid, normally in the form of water typically with an added detergent, is contained within an enclosure with the fluid/liquid being at a level such that the pressure vessel is suspended beneath this level but above a bottom of the enclosure. The buoyant pressure vessel can be interconnected with selected valves to an auxiliary pressure vessel so that initial flow can be established to or from the auxiliary pressure vessel prior to flow to or from the buoyant pressure vessel.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Clinton, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
869432
Patent Number(s):
5335552
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
device; accurately; measuring; mass; flow; gases; utilizes; substantially; buoyant; pressure; vessel; suspended; fluid; liquid; enclosure; connected; weighing; continuously; determining; weight; change; function; amount; gas; preferred; embodiment; formed; inner; outer; circular; cylindrical; hulls; volume; vented; atmosphere; external; normally; form; water; typically; added; detergent; contained; level; beneath; bottom; interconnected; selected; valves; auxiliary; initial; established; prior; mass flow; pressure vessel; preferred embodiment; accurately measuring; circular cylindrical; measuring mass; continuously determining; /73/

Citation Formats

Hylton, James O., and Remenyik, Carl J. Device for accurately measuring mass flow of gases. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Hylton, James O., & Remenyik, Carl J. Device for accurately measuring mass flow of gases. United States.
Hylton, James O., and Remenyik, Carl J. Sat . "Device for accurately measuring mass flow of gases". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869432.
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title = {Device for accurately measuring mass flow of gases},
author = {Hylton, James O. and Remenyik, Carl J.},
abstractNote = {A device for measuring mass flow of gases which utilizes a substantially buoyant pressure vessel suspended within a fluid/liquid in an enclosure. The pressure vessel is connected to a weighing device for continuously determining weight change of the vessel as a function of the amount of gas within the pressure vessel. In the preferred embodiment, this pressure vessel is formed from inner and outer right circular cylindrical hulls, with a volume between the hulls being vented to the atmosphere external the enclosure. The fluid/liquid, normally in the form of water typically with an added detergent, is contained within an enclosure with the fluid/liquid being at a level such that the pressure vessel is suspended beneath this level but above a bottom of the enclosure. The buoyant pressure vessel can be interconnected with selected valves to an auxiliary pressure vessel so that initial flow can be established to or from the auxiliary pressure vessel prior to flow to or from the buoyant pressure vessel.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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