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Title: Device For Determining Therophysical Properties Of A Multi-Component Gas At Arbitrary Temperature And Pressure

Abstract

A computer product for determining thermodynamic properties of a natural gas hydrocarbon, when the speed of sound in the gas is known at an arbitrary temperature and pressure. Thus, the known parameters are the sound speed, temperature, pressure, and concentrations of any dilute components of the gas. The method uses a set of reference gases and their calculated density and speed of sound values to estimate the density of the subject gas. Additional calculations can be made to estimate the molecular weight of the subject gas, which can then be used as the basis for mass flow calculations, to determine the speed of sound at standard pressure and temperature, and to determine various thermophysical characteristics of the gas.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. San Antonio, TX
  2. (Gilbert, AZ)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
880345
Patent Number(s):
6850847
Application Number:
10/770768
Assignee:
Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
FC21-96MC33033
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Morrow, Thomas B, and Behring, II, Kendricks A. Device For Determining Therophysical Properties Of A Multi-Component Gas At Arbitrary Temperature And Pressure. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Morrow, Thomas B, & Behring, II, Kendricks A. Device For Determining Therophysical Properties Of A Multi-Component Gas At Arbitrary Temperature And Pressure. United States.
Morrow, Thomas B, and Behring, II, Kendricks A. Tue . "Device For Determining Therophysical Properties Of A Multi-Component Gas At Arbitrary Temperature And Pressure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/880345.
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abstractNote = {A computer product for determining thermodynamic properties of a natural gas hydrocarbon, when the speed of sound in the gas is known at an arbitrary temperature and pressure. Thus, the known parameters are the sound speed, temperature, pressure, and concentrations of any dilute components of the gas. The method uses a set of reference gases and their calculated density and speed of sound values to estimate the density of the subject gas. Additional calculations can be made to estimate the molecular weight of the subject gas, which can then be used as the basis for mass flow calculations, to determine the speed of sound at standard pressure and temperature, and to determine various thermophysical characteristics of the gas.},
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