TURBINE TYPE FLOWMETERS 'STATE OF THE ART' LITERATURE SURVEY
NAVAL SHIP ENGINEERING CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA PHILADELPHIA DIV
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A survey of the literature was conducted in order to evaluate the ability of the turbine meter to meet the flow measurement needs of the Fleet. Parameters effecting meter performance were investigated as well as pertinent related topics. The turbine meter is burdened with the inherent weaknesses peculiar to most velocity sensing meters. It was found suitable for future use in shipboard automation and fueling-at-sea applications under the following provisos a turbine meter satisfying current shipbuilding specification access flange requirements should be developed, or the specifications making this demand revised. If one of these cannot be accomplished, investigate other pulse output meter types which will meet the access flange requirement and may also drive direct totalizing devises. Application guidelines and standard practices should be prepared for the meter types ultimately selected for control-input and fueling-at-sea use.
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