A Note on the Critical Pressure Ratio Across a Fluid Meter

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R. P. Benedict, R. D. Schulte

Steam Turbine Division Engineering, Westinghouse Electric Corp., Lester, Pa.

J. Fluids Eng 95(3), 337-341 (Sep 01, 1973) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3447035 History: Received July 31, 1972; Online October 12, 2010


The concept of critical static pressure ratio across a fluid meter is first discussed. Various formulations for critical pressure ratios are then developed and solutions are tabulated for convenience. Conclusions, based on graphical and numerical studies, are drawn as to which critical pressure ratios apply in the various supercritical formulations.

Copyright © 1973 by ASME
Topics: Pressure , Flowmeters
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