Two-phase flow experiments with Coriolis Mass Flow Metering using complex signal processing

Ming Li, Manus Henry, Feibiao Zhou, Michael Tombs

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Abstract

Two-phase (gas/liquid) flow is common in many industrial applications but its measurement remains challenging for Coriolis mass flow meters (CMFM), especially for high Gas Void Fraction (GVF). In this paper, we present experimental results applying previously developed complex signal processing techniques for tracking the rapidly changing sensor signals generated by two-phase flow. The techniques are implemented in a new System-on-Chip (SOC) prototype transmitter connected to a commercial Coriolis flow tube. Experiments have been carried out over a range of single phase and two-phase (water/air) flows. The signal tracking as well as mass flow rate and density measurement performance is compared with that of a laboratory version of a commercial Coriolis transmitter with two-phase flow capability. The results show that the complex bandpass algorithms, coupled with flowtube control algorithms, reduce the standard deviation of the mass flow measurement by a factor of 3 or more in 50% of the experiments undertaken. For the density measurement, the corresponding reduction in standard deviation is by a factor of 6.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101613
JournalFlow Measurement and Instrumentation
Volume69
Early online date13 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Complex bandpass filtering
  • Coriolis mass flow meter
  • Signal processing
  • System-on-chip
  • Two-phase flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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