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International Society for Industrial Process Tomography

7th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography

Two-phase flow meter for determining water and solids volumetric flow rate in inclined solids-in-water flows

Y. Muhamedsalih, G.P. Lucas, Y.Q. Meng, T. Leeungculsatien

School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK


This paper describes the design and implementation of a two-phase flow meter which can be used in solids-in- water two phase pipe flows to measure the in-situ volume fraction distributions of both phases, the velocity profiles of both phases and the volumetric flow rates for both phases. The system contains an Impedance Cross Correlation (ICC) device which is used in conjunction with an Electromagnetic Velocity Profiler (EVP). Experimental results were obtained for the water and solids velocity and volume fraction profiles in upward inclined flow at 30 degrees to the vertical, in which non-uniform velocity and volume fraction profiles occur.

Keywords: Multiphase flow; Impedance Cross Correlation; Electromagnetic flow meter; Velocity profiles; Volume fraction distributions.

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