High precision Coriolis mass flow measurement applied to small volume proving

M. Tombs, M. Henry, Feibiao Zhou, R.M. Lansangan, M. Reese

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This paper discusses Small Volume Provers (SVPs), used in the oil and gas industry to validate the performance of custody transfer meters. Recently Coriolis mass flow meters have been introduced for custody transfer; while these offer reduced maintenance requirements over traditional PD and turbine meters, proving Coriolis flow meters using SVP is challenging. This paper presents SVP results for a Coriolis meter which matches or exceeds the most stringent requirements for custody transfer. This is achieved in part by using a novel signal processing technique which reduces the dominant component of the measurement noise, associated with so-called Coriolis mode vibration, with negligible loss of dynamic response.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-382
Number of pages12
JournalFlow Measurement and Instrumentation
Issue number6
Early online date9 Oct 2006
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Coriolis mass flow metering
  • Proving
  • Small volume provers
  • Coriolis mode


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