A Parallel-Beam Radiometric Instrumentation System for the Mass Flow Measurement of Pneumatically Conveyed Solids

Barratt, I.R. and Yan, Yong and Byrne, B. (2001) A Parallel-Beam Radiometric Instrumentation System for the Mass Flow Measurement of Pneumatically Conveyed Solids. Measurement Science and Technology, 12 . pp. 1515-1528. ISSN 0957-0233. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

This paper describes the design and experimental evaluation of a radiometric instrumentation system that has recently been developed for the measurement of volumetric concentration, velocity and mass flow rate of pneumatically conveyed solids. The system employs ‘micro’ beam collimation of gamma radiation to generate multiple, parallel interrogation beams of small cross-sectional area. This configuration is shown to almost eliminate the geometrical errors associated with more conventional divergent-beam interrogation. Experimental results obtained off-line using idealized flow models, and also on-line using a pneumatic conveyor, demonstrate the performance of the system and highlight where further development is needed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: radiometric sensors, mass flow, flow measurement, particulate solids, pneumatic conveying
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:15
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 13:35
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/452 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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