A novel approach to multiphase flow metering using PIV and tracer dilution

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/224298
Title:
A novel approach to multiphase flow metering using PIV and tracer dilution
Authors:
Uleh, C.A. (Charles); Zhang, J. (Jianyong); Xu, D. (Donglai); French, I. (Ian)
Editors:
Jin, Z. (Zhixian); Xie, Z. (Zhi); Gai, G. (Guosheng)
Affiliation:
Teesside University
Citation:
Uleh, C.A., Zhang, J., Xu, D. and French, I. (2012) 'A novel approach to multiphase flow metering using PIV and tracer dilution', Advanced Materials Research, 58, pp.71-74.
Publisher:
Trans Tech Publications
Journal:
Advanced Materials Research
Conference:
9th international conference on measurement and control of granular materials (MCGM '2011), Shanghai, China, 27-29 October 2011
Issue Date:
Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/224298
DOI:
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.508.71
Additional Links:
http://www.scientific.net/AMR.508.71
Abstract:
This paper introduces a prototype multiphase flow metering system, named Uletech, for multiphase flow measurement. The Uletech Multiphase Flow Meter (UMFM) is based on the combination of particle recognition and the use of Laser Imaging Technology in the form of Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV). PIV uses tracer particles which follow the gas or liquid phase. The high resolution digital laser cameras identify/recognize all the different sizes of particle (gas, oil and water) in a multiphase flow. The cameras have sufficiently high resolutions (pixel size) to "see" the tracer particles. The prevailing conditions of high pressure and temperature of the flow regimes makes actual measurement a great challenge. The velocity differences between phases (hold up and slip) means unless the velocities of individual phases and concentrations are known, the true flow rate is practically impossible to obtain. The system comprised of two cameras, laser source, optical arrangement, computer data acquisition system, synchronizer and MATLAB based software. An algorithm that correlates the cameras view to the volume within the pipe has been developed through this research. The computer acquires image signals from the upstream and/or downstream cameras, and carries out the calculation of cross correlation between the two image frames so that the velocity of each pixel can be found. A Gas Liquid Chromatograph (GLC) provides the composition (concentration) of the gas and the liquid hydrocarbon (HC). The product of phase velocity and phase concentration provides the flow rate of the individual phase. This work provides theoretical analysis and experimental validations, and discusses the advantages of the system and its further development.
Type:
Article; Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Keywords:
tracer; PIV; multiphase flow; cross correlation
ISSN:
1022-6680
ISBN:
9783037854082
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 17/05/2012].

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dc.contributor.authorUleh, C.A. (Charles)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorZhang, J. (Jianyong)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorXu, D. (Donglai)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorFrench, I. (Ian)en_GB
dc.contributor.editorJin, Z. (Zhixian)en_GB
dc.contributor.editorXie, Z. (Zhi)en_GB
dc.contributor.editorGai, G. (Guosheng)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-17T09:39:35Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-17T09:39:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-
dc.identifier.citationAdvanced Materials Research; 58: 71-74en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn9783037854082-
dc.identifier.issn1022-6680-
dc.identifier.doi10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.508.71-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/224298-
dc.description.abstractThis paper introduces a prototype multiphase flow metering system, named Uletech, for multiphase flow measurement. The Uletech Multiphase Flow Meter (UMFM) is based on the combination of particle recognition and the use of Laser Imaging Technology in the form of Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV). PIV uses tracer particles which follow the gas or liquid phase. The high resolution digital laser cameras identify/recognize all the different sizes of particle (gas, oil and water) in a multiphase flow. The cameras have sufficiently high resolutions (pixel size) to "see" the tracer particles. The prevailing conditions of high pressure and temperature of the flow regimes makes actual measurement a great challenge. The velocity differences between phases (hold up and slip) means unless the velocities of individual phases and concentrations are known, the true flow rate is practically impossible to obtain. The system comprised of two cameras, laser source, optical arrangement, computer data acquisition system, synchronizer and MATLAB based software. An algorithm that correlates the cameras view to the volume within the pipe has been developed through this research. The computer acquires image signals from the upstream and/or downstream cameras, and carries out the calculation of cross correlation between the two image frames so that the velocity of each pixel can be found. A Gas Liquid Chromatograph (GLC) provides the composition (concentration) of the gas and the liquid hydrocarbon (HC). The product of phase velocity and phase concentration provides the flow rate of the individual phase. This work provides theoretical analysis and experimental validations, and discusses the advantages of the system and its further development.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTrans Tech Publicationsen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.scientific.net/AMR.508.71en_GB
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 17/05/2012].en_GB
dc.subjecttraceren_GB
dc.subjectPIVen_GB
dc.subjectmultiphase flowen_GB
dc.subjectcross correlationen_GB
dc.titleA novel approach to multiphase flow metering using PIV and tracer dilutionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalAdvanced Materials Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.conference9th international conference on measurement and control of granular materials (MCGM '2011), Shanghai, China, 27-29 October 2011en_GB
or.citation.harvardUleh, C.A., Zhang, J., Xu, D. and French, I. (2012) 'A novel approach to multiphase flow metering using PIV and tracer dilution', Advanced Materials Research, 58, pp.71-74.en_GB
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