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Performance Characteristics of Turbine Flowmeters

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Montgomery R. Shafer

National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D. C.

J. Basic Eng 84(4), 471-479 (Dec 01, 1962) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3658675 History: Received June 12, 1961; Online November 04, 2011

Abstract

The general performance of turbine-type or propeller flowmeters operating on liquid hydrocarbons in the range 0.5 to 250 gpm is described. Particular characteristics investigated include the effects of flow rate, viscosity, pressure level, entrance flow pattern, and orientation on the performance of these meters. It is shown that metering precision better than 0.2 per cent can be attained for selected ranges of flow rate and viscosity when entrance conditions and meter orientation are suitably controlled. Other factors briefly reviewed include dynamic response, totalization considerations, and the readout instrumentation.

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