Estimating the uncertainty of the liquid mass flow using the orifice plate
1 Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
2 Rzeszów University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
3 AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
4 AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Published online: 12 May 2017
The article presents estimation of measurement uncertainty of a liquid mass flow using the orifice plate. This subject is essential because of the widespread use of this type of flow meters, which renders not only the quantitative estimation but also qualitative results of this type so those measurements are important. To achieve this goal, the authors of the paper propose to use the theory of uncertainty. The article shows the analysis of the measurement uncertainty using two methods: one based on the “Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement” (GUM) of the International Organization for Standardization with the use of the law of propagation of uncertainty, and the second one using the Monte Carlo numerical method. The paper presents a comparative analysis of the results obtained with both of these methods.
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