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6. | Turbine meter
Coriolis mass flowmeter
Laminar flow element e-Text Main Menu | Textbook Table of Contents | Study Guide 392 Chapter 6 Viscous Flow in Ducts Turbine meter. The turbine meter, sometimes called a propeller meter, is a freely rotating propeller which can be installed in a pipeline. A typical design is shown in Fig.
6.31a. There are flow straighteners upstream of the rotor, and the rotation is measured
by electric or magnetic pickup of pulses caused by passage of a point on the rotor. The
rotor rotation is approximately proportional to the volume flow in the pipe.
A major advantage of the turbine meter is that each pulse corresponds to a finite
incremental volume of fluid, and the pulses are digital and can be summed easily.
Liquid-flow turbine meters have as few as two blades and produce a constant number
of pulses per unit fluid volume over a 5 1 flow-rate range with 0.25 percent accura...
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