SPE Online Education
Coriolis Meters: Measurement Principles, Operations, and Diagnostics
Includes a Live Event on 06/03/2020 at 12:30 PM (EDT)
Multiple flow meter technologies exist to measure oil and natural gas flows. However, most measurement technologies do not directly measure the mass flow rate of a fluid, but must rely on additional physical measurements and fluid property correlations to determine the total mass (or “standard” volume) of the fluid. Coriolis meters are unique because they directly measure the mass flow rate of the fluid. They can also directly measure the density of liquids. As a result, the need for some auxiliary measurements can be eliminated, which can reduce the overall uncertainty of the measurement. This presentation provides an overview of the measurement principles of Coriolis meters, along with the operational considerations and diagnostic capabilities for these meters when addressing challenging measurement conditions such as multiphase flow.
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Senior Research Engineer
Mr. Adam Hawley is a Senior Research Engineer at Southwest Research Institute and the manager of the Metering Research Facility. This facility is dedicated to high-pressure flow measurement research and various research activities associated with the natural gas industry. Mr. Hawley’s professional interests include fluid dynamics, flow measurement, and mechanical design. He has been a key contributor in a variety of projects requiring flow measurement selection, mechanical design, process control design, and data acquisition. Mr. Hawley has managed numerous flow measurement research projects and has prepared and presented multiple technical papers at industry gas measurement schools pertaining to flow measurement and natural gas quality.
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