SONIC FLOWMETER IS UNDER TEST

To date, test results on the NUsonic Inc. flowmeter, obtained at prover sites in Conway, Kans., and Hobbs N.M. indicate that a repeatability of better than 0.1% of full scale (4500 bbl/hr for 6 in. meter) is achievable in LPG and gasoline. The device consists of a transducer assembly, a transmitter, and a receiver. The transducer assembly contains two transducers which alternately transit high-frequency pulses of sonic energy upstream and downstream diagonally across the pipe. The transmission time is monitored in both directions; the difference in transmission times is proportional to the flow velocity. The flowmeter has no moving parts; it offers low maintenance costs, minimum pressure drop, bidirectional operation, good repeatability, and linear response; it is suitable for use in many liquids, including crude oil and cryogenic liquids and is adaptable to 4-48 in. dia lines. Evaluation of the flowmeter will be completed by July 1972, and production units will be available by early Sept. 1972.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 23rd API Division Transportation Annual Pipeline Conference, Dallas, Texas, April 12, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Petroleum Publishing Company

    211 South Cheyenne, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  USA  75221
  • Authors:
    • Isaacs, F
  • Publication Date: 1972-6-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 70
    • Issue Number: 23
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM