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Title: Device and method for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend

Abstract

A system for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend or arc, and a straight section. The system includes pressure transducers, one or more disposed in the conduit on the outside of the arc, and one disposed in the conduit in a straight section thereof. The pressure transducers measure the pressure of fluid in the conduit at the locations of the pressure transducers and this information is used by a computational device to calculate fluid flow rate in the conduit. For multi-phase fluid, the density of the fluid is measured by another pair of pressure transducers, one of which is located in the conduit elevationally above the other. The computation device then uses the density measurement along with the fluid pressure measurements, to calculate fluid flow.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
  2. (Helena, MT)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
871968
Patent Number(s):
5834659
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
device; method; measuring; fluid; flow; conduit; gradual; bend; straight; section; pressure; transducers; disposed; outside; measure; locations; information; computational; calculate; rate; multi-phase; density; measured; pair; located; elevationally; computation; measurement; measurements; calculate fluid; multi-phase fluid; pressure measurement; density measurement; measuring fluid; flow rate; fluid flow; pressure transducer; pressure transducers; fluid pressure; pressure measurements; phase fluid; transducers measure; computational device; computation device; straight section; gradual bend; conduit elevationally; /73/

Citation Formats

Ortiz, Marcos German, and Boucher, Timothy J. Device and method for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Ortiz, Marcos German, & Boucher, Timothy J. Device and method for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend. United States.
Ortiz, Marcos German, and Boucher, Timothy J. Thu . "Device and method for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871968.
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title = {Device and method for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend},
author = {Ortiz, Marcos German and Boucher, Timothy J},
abstractNote = {A system for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend or arc, and a straight section. The system includes pressure transducers, one or more disposed in the conduit on the outside of the arc, and one disposed in the conduit in a straight section thereof. The pressure transducers measure the pressure of fluid in the conduit at the locations of the pressure transducers and this information is used by a computational device to calculate fluid flow rate in the conduit. For multi-phase fluid, the density of the fluid is measured by another pair of pressure transducers, one of which is located in the conduit elevationally above the other. The computation device then uses the density measurement along with the fluid pressure measurements, to calculate fluid flow.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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