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Title: Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit using an elbow flow meter

A system for measuring fluid flow in a conduit. The system utilizes pressure transducers disposed generally in line upstream and downstream of the flow of fluid in a bend in the conduit. Data from the pressure transducers is transmitted to a microprocessor or computer. The pressure differential measured by the pressure transducers is then used to calculate the fluid flow rate in the conduit. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to control flow, total fluid dispersed, (in, for example, an irrigation system), area of dispersal or other desired effect based on the fluid flow in the conduit.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
  2. (Helena, MT)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
871017
Assignee:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
Patent Number(s):
US 5641915
Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Research Org:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
device; method; measuring; multi-phase; fluid; flow; conduit; elbow; meter; utilizes; pressure; transducers; disposed; line; upstream; downstream; bend; data; transmitted; microprocessor; computer; differential; measured; calculate; rate; control; signals; generated; total; dispersed; example; irrigation; dispersal; desired; effect; based; multi-phase fluid; flow meter; measuring fluid; control signal; flow rate; fluid flow; pressure differential; control signals; pressure transducer; pressure transducers; control flow; phase fluid; transducers disposed; measuring multi-phase; /73/

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