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Title: Installation Effects On The V-Cone Flowmeter
Author: Stephen A. Ifft
Source: 1995 International Symposium on Fluid Flow Measurement
Year Published: 1995
Abstract: Installation requirements are of major importance in the overall cost of installing and operating flowmeters. In an effort to quantify the installation requirements of the V-Cone flowmeter in compressible gases, the McCrometer Division of Kelcnia contracted with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas to evaluate the performance of a V-Cone flowmeter (1). McCrometer manufactured a 100 mm V-Cone with a beta ratio of 0.67 for the testing. A baseline test estabhshed the performance of the meter under normal, well-developed flow conditions. Six additional series of tests evaluated the performance of the V-Cone downstream of various installation configurations, such as a single elbow and a plug valve. The results of the tests indicate that the V-Cone can be placed downstream of non-ideal flow conditions and measure flow accurately without the need of a flow conditioner upstream.