Wide-range vortex shedding flowmeter for high-temperature helium gas

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The existing design of a commercially available vortex shedding flowmeter (VSFM) was modified and optimized to produce three 4-in. and one 6-in. high-performance VSFMs for measuring helium flow in a gas-cooled fast reactor (GCFR) test loop. The project was undertaken because of the significant economic and performance advantages to be realized by using a single flowmeter capable of covering the 166:1 flow range (at 350/sup 0/C and 45:1 pressure range) of the tests. A detailed calibration in air and helium at the Colorado Engineering Experiment Station showed an accuracy of +-1% of reading for a 100:1 helium flow range and ... continued below

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Baker, S.P.; Herndon, P.G. & Ennis, R.M. Jr. January 1, 1983.

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The existing design of a commercially available vortex shedding flowmeter (VSFM) was modified and optimized to produce three 4-in. and one 6-in. high-performance VSFMs for measuring helium flow in a gas-cooled fast reactor (GCFR) test loop. The project was undertaken because of the significant economic and performance advantages to be realized by using a single flowmeter capable of covering the 166:1 flow range (at 350/sup 0/C and 45:1 pressure range) of the tests. A detailed calibration in air and helium at the Colorado Engineering Experiment Station showed an accuracy of +-1% of reading for a 100:1 helium flow range and +-1.75% of reading for a 288:1 flow range in both helium and air. At an extended gas temperature of 450/sup 0/C, water cooling was necessary for reliable flowmeter operation.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01; 1.

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  • Instrument Society of America conference and exhibit, Houston, TX, USA, 10 Oct 1983

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  • Other: DE84001984
  • Report No.: CONF-8310102-2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5626225
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093367

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Baker, S.P.; Herndon, P.G. & Ennis, R.M. Jr. Wide-range vortex shedding flowmeter for high-temperature helium gas, article, January 1, 1983; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093367/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.