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Flow-Viz - An integrated digital in-line fluid characterization system for industrial applications
RISE, SP – Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut.
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2016 (English)In: SAS 2016 - Sensors Applications Symposium, Proceedings, 2016, 128-133 p.Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The continuous monitoring of rheological parameters of industrial fluids during production is of paramount importance for process and quality control. Up to now, no system capable of a complete and non-invasive in-line measurement is commercially available, so that only time discrete laboratory measurements on fluids specimens are possible. In this work a new, fully integrated ultrasound system for in-line fluid characterization, named Flow-Viz, is presented. The system measures the velocity profile of the fluid moving in a pipe through pulsed Doppler ultrasound, and combines it with the pressure drop. The electronics, featuring two ultrasound transmission/reception channels used alone or in pitch-catch configuration, includes powerful digital processing capabilities for real-time velocity profile calculation, and is fully programmable. Particular attention is paid to low-noise design for achieving the optimal performance in highly attenuating suspensions. An application is presented where the system, coupled to a non-invasive ultrasound sensor unit, performs in-line rheological measurements through the wall of a high-grade stainless steel pipe. © 2016 IEEE.

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2016. 128-133 p.
Keyword [en]
Doppler, industrial process monitoring, Pulsed Ultrasound Velocimetry (PUV), rheometry, Ultrasound, Process monitoring, Stainless steel, Ultrasonics, Fluid characterization, Laboratory measurements, Pulsed ultrasounds, Rheological measurements, Ultrasound transmissions, Digital integrated circuits
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-27650DOI: 10.1109/SAS.2016.7479832Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84977596358ISBN: 9781479972494 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-27650DiVA: diva2:1059506
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11th IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2016, 20 April 2016 through 22 April 2016
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