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The Flow Measurement of Multiphase Flow Based on the Conductance Sensor

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Oil-gas-water three-phase flow in the pipe is commonly encountered in the petroleum and nature gas industry. Its flow patterns are complex and always changeable, so it’s difficult to be measured and is becoming one of the most important subjects. Moreover, most of the oil fields in China are in such a high water fraction period that measures must be taken to meet the needs of the actual production. A conductance sensor which is widely used in the measurements of oil-water two-phase flow is used to measure the flow rate of the three-phase flow based on the research of the characteristics and the correlation theory, and a new technical solution which is suitable for measuring the oil-gas-water three-phase flow is established. A series of tests demonstrate that it’s feasible to use the conductance sensor in the measurements of oil- gas-water three-phase flow.

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R. Dang, D. Zhao, L. Li and G. Yin, "The Flow Measurement of Multiphase Flow Based on the Conductance Sensor," Modern Instrumentation, Vol. 1 No. 4, 2012, pp. 35-40. doi: 10.4236/mi.2012.14005.


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