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|Title:||Influence of blockage and upstream disturbances on the performance of a vortex flowmeter with a trapezoidal bluff body|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCI LTD|
|Citation:||MEASUREMENT, 43(4), 603-616|
|Abstract:||Experimental investigations are conducted on vortex flowmeter with the differential wall pressure measurement method. The bluff body employed is trapezoidal in shape and water is used as the working fluid. Three different blockages (0.14, 0.24 and 0.3) are considered in this study. The performance of the vortex flowmeter is studied both under fully developed condition and in the presence of flow disturbances. The flow disturbance is created using 45 degrees swirl generator and gate valve placed at different upstream distances. The performance of the flowmeter is also evaluated in the presence of a Laws Vanes flow conditioner placed downstream of the swirl generator. The blockage ratio of 0.3 is found to be the best among all the blockages studied under both disturbed and undisturbed conditions.|
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