05869771 is referenced by 12 patents and cites 17 patents.

The invention is an apparatus and a method for characterizing the flow of a multi-phase fluid. The apparatus is comprised of: a conduit having a first end and a second end, for flowing the fluid from the first to the second ends, and a first point and a second point located between the first and second ends; a mixer for mixing the fluid as it flows from the first to the second ends such that the fluid is substantially homogeneous at the first point and such that the substantial homogeneity of the fluid is maintained between the first and second points; and means for determining at least one of a volumetric flow rate of the substantially homogeneous fluid at a first location in the conduit between the first and second points and a density of the substantially homogeneous fluid at a second location between the first and second points. The method is comprised of the steps of: mixing the fluid as it flows from the first to the second ends of the conduit such that the fluid is substantially homogeneous at the first point and such that the substantial homogeneity of the fluid is maintained between the first and second points; and determining at least one of the volumetric flow rate of the substantially homogeneous fluid at the first location and the density of the substantially homogeneous fluid at the second location.

Title
Multi-phase fluid flow measurement apparatus and method
Application Number
8/740015
Publication Number
5869771
Application Date
October 23, 1996
Publication Date
February 9, 1999
Inventor
Rodney Keith Ridley
Edmonton
CA
Varagur Srinivasa V Rajan
Sherwood Park
CA
Agent
Wendy K Chamberlain Hrolicka et al Buskop
Assignee
Alberta Research Council
CA
IPC
G01F 1/74
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