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Title: Apparatus for passive removal of subsurface contaminants and mass flow measurement

Abstract

A system for improving the Baroball valve and a method for retrofitting an existing Baroball valve. This invention improves upon the Baroball valve by reshaping the interior chamber of the valve to form a flow meter measuring chamber. The Baroball valve sealing mechanism acts as a rotameter bob for determining mass flow rate through the Baroball valve. A method for retrofitting a Baroball valve includes providing static pressure ports and connecting a measuring device, to these ports, for measuring the pressure differential between the Baroball chamber and the well. A standard curve of nominal device measurements allows the mass flow rate to be determined through the retrofitted Baroball valve.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Augusta, GA
  2. Aiken, SC
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
935563
Patent Number(s):
6,591,700
Application Number:
09/775,294
Assignee:
Westinghouse Savannah River Company, LLC (Aiken, SC) SRO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Jackson, Dennis G, Rossabi, Joseph, and Riha, Brian D. Apparatus for passive removal of subsurface contaminants and mass flow measurement. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Jackson, Dennis G, Rossabi, Joseph, & Riha, Brian D. Apparatus for passive removal of subsurface contaminants and mass flow measurement. United States.
Jackson, Dennis G, Rossabi, Joseph, and Riha, Brian D. Tue . "Apparatus for passive removal of subsurface contaminants and mass flow measurement". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/935563.
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author = {Jackson, Dennis G and Rossabi, Joseph and Riha, Brian D},
abstractNote = {A system for improving the Baroball valve and a method for retrofitting an existing Baroball valve. This invention improves upon the Baroball valve by reshaping the interior chamber of the valve to form a flow meter measuring chamber. The Baroball valve sealing mechanism acts as a rotameter bob for determining mass flow rate through the Baroball valve. A method for retrofitting a Baroball valve includes providing static pressure ports and connecting a measuring device, to these ports, for measuring the pressure differential between the Baroball chamber and the well. A standard curve of nominal device measurements allows the mass flow rate to be determined through the retrofitted Baroball valve.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {7}
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