Experiment and Numerical Simulation on Gas-Liquid Annular Flow through a Cone Sensor
AbstractThe cone meter has been paid increasing attention in wet gas measurement, due to its distinct advantages. However, the cone sensor, which is an essential primary element of the cone meter, plays a role in the measurement of wet gas flow that is important, but not fully understood. In this article, we investigate the gas-liquid annular flow through a cone sensor by experiment and numerical simulation. Emphasis is put on the influences of pressure recovery characteristics and flow structure, and how they are affected by the cone sensor. The results show that the vortex length is shortened in gas-liquid annular flow, compared with that in single-phase gas flow. The pressure recovery length is closely related with the vortex length, and shorter vortex length leads to shorter pressure recovery length. The gas-liquid distribution suggests that flow around the apex of back-cone is very stable, little liquid is entrained into the vortex, and no liquid appears around the low pressure tapping, which makes a more stable pressure at the apex of cone sensor feasible. This finding highlights the importance of obtaining the low pressure from the back-cone apex, which should be recommended in the multiphase flow measurement. Our results may help to guide the optimization of the cone sensor structure in the wet gas measurement. View Full-Text
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He, D.; Chen, S.; Bai, B. Experiment and Numerical Simulation on Gas-Liquid Annular Flow through a Cone Sensor. Sensors 2018, 18, 2923.
He D, Chen S, Bai B. Experiment and Numerical Simulation on Gas-Liquid Annular Flow through a Cone Sensor. Sensors. 2018; 18(9):2923.Chicago/Turabian Style
He, Denghui; Chen, Senlin; Bai, Bofeng. 2018. "Experiment and Numerical Simulation on Gas-Liquid Annular Flow through a Cone Sensor." Sensors 18, no. 9: 2923.
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