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Measuring Two Phase Flow Parameters Using Impedance Cross-Correlation and Electromagnetic Flow meters

Muhamedsalih, Yousif and Lucas, Gary (2010) Measuring Two Phase Flow Parameters Using Impedance Cross-Correlation and Electromagnetic Flow meters. In: Future Technologies in Computing and Engineering: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2010: CEARC’10. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, p. 191. ISBN 9781862180932

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      Abstract

      This paper describes the design and implementation of an impedance cross correlation
      flow meter which can be used in solids-water pipe flows to measure the local solids volume fraction distribution and the local solids velocity distribution.
      The system is composed of two arrays of electrodes, separated by an axial distance of
      50 mm and each array contains eights electrodes mounted over the internal circumference of the pipe carrying the flow. Furthermore every electrode in each array can be selected to be either “excitation”, “measurement” or “earth”.
      Changing the electrode configuration leads to a change in the electric field, and hence in
      the region of the flow cross section which is interrogated. The local flow velocity in the
      interrogated region is obtained by cross correlation between the two electrode arrays.
      Additionally, the local solids volume fraction can be obtained from the mean mixture
      conductivity in the region under interrogation.
      The system is being integrated with a microcontroller to measure the velocity distribution of the solids and the volume fraction distribution of the solids in order to create a portable flow meter capable of measuring the multi-phase flow parameters without the need of a PC to control it. Integration of the product of the local solids volume fraction and the local solids velocity in the flow cross section enables the solids volumetric flow rate to be determined.

      Item Type: Book Chapter
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Multiphase flow; Cross Correlation; Electromagnetic flow meter
      Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
      T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
      Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
      School of Computing and Engineering > Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference (CEARC)
      School of Computing and Engineering > High Performance Computing Research Group
      School of Computing and Engineering > Systems Engineering Research Group
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      Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
      Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2011 12:08
      Last Modified: 14 Jan 2011 12:08
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9345

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