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Title: System and method measuring fluid flow in a conduit

Abstract

A system for measuring fluid mass flow in a conduit in which there exists a pressure differential in the fluid between at least two spaced-apart locations in the conduit. The system includes a first pressure transducer disposed in the side of the conduit at a first location for measuring pressure of fluid at that location, a second or more pressure transducers disposed in the side of the conduit at a second location, for making multiple measurements of pressure of fluid in the conduit at that location, and a computer for computing the average pressure of the multiple measurements at the second location and for computing flow rate of fluid in the conduit from the pressure measurement by the first pressure transducer and from the average pressure calculation of the multiple measurements.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
  2. (Blackfoot, ID)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
872291
Patent Number(s):
5905208
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idhao Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; measuring; fluid; flow; conduit; mass; exists; pressure; differential; spaced-apart; locations; transducer; disposed; location; transducers; multiple; measurements; computer; computing; average; rate; measurement; calculation; pressure measurement; measuring fluid; mass flow; flow rate; fluid flow; pressure differential; pressure transducer; pressure transducers; transducers disposed; spaced-apart locations; fluid mass; measuring pressure; apart locations; /73/

Citation Formats

Ortiz, Marcos German, and Kidd, Terrel G. System and method measuring fluid flow in a conduit. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Ortiz, Marcos German, & Kidd, Terrel G. System and method measuring fluid flow in a conduit. United States.
Ortiz, Marcos German, and Kidd, Terrel G. Fri . "System and method measuring fluid flow in a conduit". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872291.
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abstractNote = {A system for measuring fluid mass flow in a conduit in which there exists a pressure differential in the fluid between at least two spaced-apart locations in the conduit. The system includes a first pressure transducer disposed in the side of the conduit at a first location for measuring pressure of fluid at that location, a second or more pressure transducers disposed in the side of the conduit at a second location, for making multiple measurements of pressure of fluid in the conduit at that location, and a computer for computing the average pressure of the multiple measurements at the second location and for computing flow rate of fluid in the conduit from the pressure measurement by the first pressure transducer and from the average pressure calculation of the multiple measurements.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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