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Comparative analysis of volumetric flow meters used for mass flow estimation in multiphase and multidensity environments
Author(s): Richard Pedone; Valentin Korman; John T. Wiley
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Paper Abstract

Accurate and reliable multiphase flow measurements are needed for liquid propulsion systems. Existing volumetric flow meters are adequate for flow measurements with well-characterized, clean liquids and gases. However, these technologies are inadequate for multiphase environments, such as cryogenic fluids. Although, properly calibrated turbine flow meters can provide highly accurate and repeatable data, problems are still prevalent with multiphase flows. Limitations are thus placed on the applicability of intrusive turbine flow meters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6222, Sensors for Propulsion Measurement Applications, 622207 (10 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665927
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Richard Pedone, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Valentin Korman, Madison Research Corp. (United States)
John T. Wiley, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6222:
Sensors for Propulsion Measurement Applications
Valentin Korman, Editor(s)

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