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Three-Dimensional Flow Analysis for Estimation of Measuring Error of Orifice Flowmeter Due to Upstream Flow Distortion

[+] Author Affiliations
Hong-Min Kim, Kwang-Yong Kim

Inha University, Incheon, Korea

Jae-Young Her, Young-Chul Ha

KOGAS, Korea

Paper No. FEDSM2002-31081, pp. 121-126; 6 pages
  • ASME 2002 Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Division Conference
  • Volume 1: Fora, Parts A and B
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 14–18, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3615-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3600-2
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


Three-dimensional pipe flows with elbows and tees are calculated to estimate the effect of upstream flow distortion on measuring accuracy of orifice flow meter. Axisymmetric flows through orifice are calculated first to evaluate the performances of various numerical schemes and turbulence models. In three-dimensional calculations of the flow in pipe system, it is evaluated how the pressure difference across the orifice is dependent on the length of upstream straight pipe in a branch. From the results, it is found that, regardless of flow rate, the effect of the length can be neglected for the lengths larger than thirty diameters although there still remain significant swirl at the orifice.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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