Accession Number:

ADA214389

Title:

The Application of Fiber Optic Technology to Flowmeters.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 87-Oct 88,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-10-26

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

A survey of flow measurement techniques was carried out to assess the potential of a flowmeter using fiber optic sensing technology. The coriolis mass flow sensing technique was identified as being the most promising, and an optically-powered experimental version employing fiber optic sensors was constructed and tested. The experimental flowmeter exhibited encouraging performance and further development, by a manufacturer experienced in Coriolis flowmeter design,is recommended. Keywords Flowmeters Coriolis Fiber optics Fiber sensors.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE