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Annubar Theory

P + 1/2pV
Pf 1
Vf 1
2

pgh = K The Pitot Tube: Forefather of the APT


Bernoullis energy balance for an incompressible, non-viscous fluid:

Pf 2

Pf 1

V f 12 2 gc

Pf

Stagnation Pressure Sensing - measures a point velocity.

Theoretical point velocity:

Vf 1 =

2 gc Pf 2 Pf 1

In order to measure accurate flow rate, a pitot traverse is required.

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Annubar Theory
The Pitot Tube
Advantages: Can be inserted through a small opening. Can be used to sample the velocity at several points. Low pressure drop, minimal obstruction. Disadvantages: Single point measurement. Pitot traverse requires a technician, and is timeconsuming. Pitot tube is fragile (not suited for industrial app.) DP signal is low.

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Annubar Theory
Pitot Traverse: no longer required !

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sensor holes to sample flow profile

Mathematical sampling methods provide an averaged flow profile value Annubar uses the Chebyshef theorem to determine sensor hole locations

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Annubar
Diamond II + Sensor
A multiple-tube, rigid structure that provides dual averaging chambers with a diamond-shaped cross-section and bi-directional flow sensing.

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Annubar Theory
Theory of Operation High Pressure Signal (Stagnation Pressure)
Impact Pressure Pipe Static Pressure

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40% 60%
Blockage and Suction Pressure Low Pressure Signal LOW

DP

HIGH

Velocity Profile

Flow
Impact Ports
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Annubar - Flow Equations


Actual VOLUME rate of flow QA = N K D2 Faa DP GF DP F (liquids)

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QA

= N K D2 Faa

(gases)

MASS rate of flow Q Mass = N K D2 Ya Faa


DP - Differential Pressure K - Annubar Flow Coefficient f - Density of fluid D - Internal Pipe Diameter Ya - Annubar Expansion Factor
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P * DP (gas and steam) T

Faa - Thermal Expansion Factor GF - Specific Gravity factor P - Static Pressure T - Flowing Temperature N - Units conversion factor

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Benefit of Annubar
Easy Installation
63 linear inches of weld to install orifice 4 linear inches of weld to install annbar

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10 inch line

Drill
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Weld

Insert & Wire


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Benefit of Annubar over Orifice


ANNUBAR normally uses a much smaller flange

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ORIFICE must use the line sized flange

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Benefit of Annubar over Orifice


Low Permanent Pressure Drop....

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...translates into Energy Savings!


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Benefit of Annubar over Orifice


Energy Savings / Low Pressure Drop

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Annubar
Low blockage of the Annubar reduces permanent pressure drop !

Orifice Plate

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Benefit of Annubar over Orifice


Pressure Diagram
P r Stagnation e Static s Differential s Pressure Pressure Pressure u r e

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Orifice
Permanent Pressure Loss

P r e Static s s Pressure u r e

Annubar
Stagnation Pressure Differential Pressure Permanent Pressure Loss

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Benefits of Annubar
Low Maintenance
- Insensitive to wear - Non-plug design - No moving parts

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Flow

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