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Experimental study of the metal foam flow conditioner for orifice plate flowmeters

Manshoor, Bukhari and Ihsak, N. and Khalid , Amir Experimental study of the metal foam flow conditioner for orifice plate flowmeters. In: International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering 2012 (ICAMME 2012), 28-29 August 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The sensitivity of orifice plate metering to disturbed flow (either asymmetic or swirling) is a subject of great concern to flow meter users and manufacturers. The distortions caused by pipe fittings and pipe installations upstream of the orifice plate are major sources of this type of non-standard flows. These distortions can alter the accuracy of metering to an unacceptable degree. In this work, a multi-scale object known as metal foam has been used to generate a predetermined turbulent flow upstream of the orifice plate. The experimental results showed that the combination of an orifice plate and metal foam flow conditioner is broadly insensitive to upstream disturbances. This metal foam demonstrated a good performance in terms of removing swirl and producing a repeatable flow profile within a short distance downstream of the device. The results of using a combination of a metal foam flow conditioner and orifice plate for non-standard flow conditions including swirling flow and asymmetic flow show this package can preserve the accuracy of metering up to the level required in the standards.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: metal foam flow conditioner; flow measurement; orifice plate
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:41
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7939
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