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

Barratt, I.R., Yan, Yong, 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. E-ISSN 1361-6501. (doi:DOI not available) (KAR id:452)

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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
DOI/Identification number: DOI not available
Uncontrolled keywords: radiometric sensors, mass flow, flow measurement, particulate solids, pneumatic conveying
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:15 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/452 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Yan, Yong: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7135-5456
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