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7. TURBINE METER

TURBI NE METER
In the 1950 the turbine meter began to be applied extensively s, as a result of the needs of the aerospace industry. in the early 1970 the petroleum industry accepted the turbine s, meter for custody transfer liquid service. Cost effective metering solution Intrusive technology High sensitivity to viscosity and density High pressure drop and back pressure Limitation over high viscosity Principle Of Operations: Sensing the linear velocity of the fluid passing through the known known cross-sectioned area of the meter housing to determine the crossvolumetric flow rate. The fluid imparts an angular velocity (rpm) to the turbine rotor, which rotor, is proportional to the linear velocity of the flowing fluid. The linear velocity of the flowing fluid through a given hydraulic area hydraulic is directly proportional to the volumetric flow rate.

TURBI NE METER Principle Of Operations:

The volumetric flow rate can be determined by accurate measurement of the rotor's speed (rpm).

1. Pick-up coil connection 2. Rotor 3. E nd connections 4. Flow vane 5. Vane hub 6. Rotor shaft & bearing 7. Retaining ring 8. Body

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TURBI NE METER Principle Of Operations: The rotor speed is sensed by reluctance type pick-up coil(s). Typically produce high frequency pulse output, except the helical type which is lower. K Factor = nominal K factor, in pulses per flow unit (f Hz/Bbl, f Hz/m3 or other units) supplied by the flow transmitter manufacturer General Features: Higher capacity than PD meter, up to 3 x and lower pressure drop Linearity +/- 0.15% for turn down ratio 10 : 1 with repeatability +/- 0.02% Standard rimmed rotor normally is used for low viscosity liquid, max. to (2 x Inch size) cP with reduce turn down ratio Simple design less moving parts, means less maintenance Light weight and less expensive

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