Accession Number : ADA214389

Title :   The Application of Fiber Optic Technology to Flowmeters.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 87-Oct 88,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wade, C. A. ; Dandridge, Anthony

Report Date : 26 OCT 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : A survey of flow measurement techniques was carried out to assess the potential of a flowmeter using fiber optic sensing technology. The coriolis mass flow sensing technique was identified as being the most promising, and an optically-powered experimental version employing fiber optic sensors was constructed and tested. The experimental flowmeter exhibited encouraging performance and further development, by a manufacturer experienced in Coriolis flowmeter design,is recommended. Keywords: Flowmeters; Coriolis; Fiber optics; Fiber sensors.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *FLUID MECHANICS, *TEST EQUIPMENT, FLOWMETERS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE