UltraTap Gas Flow Meter
Since the UltraTap Gas Flow Meter is a single-path meter, an additional piece of information is needed to determine the mean velocity of the moving gas (remember that not all of the gas is moving at the same velocity). A "flow profile correction factor," sometimes called the Reynold's Number correction factor, is needed to reduce the velocity measured along the path to the correct average for the cross sectional area. This can be accomplished either by using a fixed value or more accurately by measuring pressure and temperature, and then applying an active correction to the measured transmit times. Once the corrected mean velocity is determined, the flowrate is calculated by multiplying the mean velocity by the cross sectional area of the pipe.
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