The impact of the orifice plate deformation on the differential pressure value
Department of power engineering, University of Žilina, 010 01 Žilina,, Slovakia
This work aims to determine the impact of orifice plate deformation on the differential pressure at the high-pressure natural gas pipelines. The article focuses on the differences of the pressure values, velocity values and flow directions between deformed and undeformed orifice plate. The article contains deformation analysis of the orifice plate and CFD simulations of flowing natural gas through the orifice plates. CFD simulations contain basic models of the turbulence for both types of orifice plate. Whole research is based on the elimination of the negative influence of the deformation on the precise flow measuring of natural gas at the high-pressure pipelines.
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