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Title: System and method for bidirectional flow and controlling fluid flow in a conduit

Abstract

A system for measuring bidirectional flow, including backflow, of fluid in a conduit. The system utilizes a structural mechanism to create a pressure differential in the conduit. Pressure sensors are positioned upstream from the mechanism, at the mechanism, and downstream from the mechanism. Data from the pressure sensors are transmitted to a microprocessor or computer, and pressure differential detected between the pressure sensors is then used to calculate the backflow. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to shut off valves located in the conduit, upon the occurrence of backflow, or to control flow, total material dispersed, etc. in the conduit.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872214
Patent Number(s):
5886267
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01F - MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; bidirectional; flow; controlling; fluid; conduit; measuring; including; backflow; utilizes; structural; mechanism; create; pressure; differential; sensors; positioned; upstream; downstream; data; transmitted; microprocessor; computer; detected; calculate; control; signals; generated; shut; valves; located; occurrence; total; material; dispersed; etc; control signal; fluid flow; pressure differential; control signals; pressure sensor; control flow; valves located; controlling fluid; material dispersed; bidirectional flow; /73/

Citation Formats

Ortiz, Marcos German. System and method for bidirectional flow and controlling fluid flow in a conduit. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Ortiz, Marcos German. System and method for bidirectional flow and controlling fluid flow in a conduit. United States.
Ortiz, Marcos German. Fri . "System and method for bidirectional flow and controlling fluid flow in a conduit". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872214.
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abstractNote = {A system for measuring bidirectional flow, including backflow, of fluid in a conduit. The system utilizes a structural mechanism to create a pressure differential in the conduit. Pressure sensors are positioned upstream from the mechanism, at the mechanism, and downstream from the mechanism. Data from the pressure sensors are transmitted to a microprocessor or computer, and pressure differential detected between the pressure sensors is then used to calculate the backflow. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to shut off valves located in the conduit, upon the occurrence of backflow, or to control flow, total material dispersed, etc. in the conduit.},
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