INFLUENCE OF TYPICAL FLOW DISTURBING ELEMENTS ON THE FLOW RATE IN SELECTED AVERAGING PITOT TUBES
Flowmeters with averaging Pitot tubes are becoming more and more common in the industrial practice. It is often the case in long straight sections of channels with large diameters that the conditions regarding the adequately long sections of pipelines before and behind a flowmeter cannot be fulfilled. This is associated with the occurrence of an additional measurement uncertainty with an unknown value. Most of the information regarding this issue can be found for the case of Venturi probes. The amount of data regarding the flow averaging Pitot tubes is also limited. Hence, the decision to undertake the proposed subject.
The conducted research made it possible to state recommendations regarding the metrology of testing. The results indicate that it is not only the distance from the flow disturbing element that plays a role but it is also the plane in which the sensor is located that affects the uncertainty of measurements of the flow averaging Pitot tubes.
Keywords:averaging Pitot tube, flowmeter
- Vol. 16 No. 3-4 (2012)
- Research article
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