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Sensors 2016, 16(1), 63; doi:10.3390/s16010063

Contactless Inductive Bubble Detection in a Liquid Metal Flow

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Institute of Fluid Dynamics, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Bautzner Landstr. 400, Dresden 01328, Germany
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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Academic Editor: Vittorio M.N. Passaro
Received: 30 October 2015 / Revised: 18 December 2015 / Accepted: 30 December 2015 / Published: 6 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

The detection of bubbles in liquid metals is important for many technical applications. The opaqueness and the high temperature of liquid metals set high demands on the measurement system. The high electrical conductivity of the liquid metal can be exploited for contactless methods based on electromagnetic induction. We will present a measurement system which consists of one excitation coil and a pickup coil system on the opposite sides of the pipe. With this sensor we were able to detect bubbles in a sodium flow inside a stainless steel pipe and bubbles in a column filled with a liquid Gallium alloy. View Full-Text
Keywords: contactless inductive measurements; two phase flow; liquid metal; bubble detection; void fraction contactless inductive measurements; two phase flow; liquid metal; bubble detection; void fraction
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Gundrum, T.; Büttner, P.; Dekdouk, B.; Peyton, A.; Wondrak, T.; Galindo, V.; Eckert, S. Contactless Inductive Bubble Detection in a Liquid Metal Flow. Sensors 2016, 16, 63.

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