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1. EP3414530 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODULATING A FLOWPATH

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 16705692
Application Date 09.02.2016
Publication Number 3414530
Publication Date 19.12.2018
Publication Kind A1
IPC
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
F
MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
1
Measuring the volume flow or mass flow of fluid or fluent solid material wherein the fluid passes through the meter in a continuous flow
76
Devices for measuring mass flow of a fluid or a fluent solid material
78
Direct mass flowmeters
80
operating by measuring pressure, force, momentum, or frequency of a fluid flow to which a rotational movement has been imparted
84
Coriolis or gyroscopic mass flowmeters
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
K
VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING
31
Operating means; Releasing devices
12
actuated by fluid
36
in which fluid from the conduit is constantly supplied to the fluid motor
38
in which the fluid works directly on both sides of the fluid motor, one side being connected by means of a restricted passage and the motor being actuated by operating a discharge from that side
385
the fluid acting on a diaphragm
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
F
MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
7
Volume-flow measuring devices with two or more measuring ranges; Compound meters
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
F
MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
15
Details of, or accessories for, apparatus of groups G01F1/-G01F13/104
G PHYSICS
05
CONTROLLING; REGULATING
D
SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
7
Control of flow
G01F 1/84
F16K 31/385
G01F 7/00
G01F 15/00
G05D 7/00
CPC
G01F 1/8463
F16K 7/045
F16K 7/07
G01F 1/8409
G01F 7/00
G01F 7/005
Applicants MICRO MOTION INC
Inventors KEENEY-RITCHIE MILES
CLINGER ASHER JAMES
BRUSH NICOLE M
SCHLOSSER MARTIN ANDREW
FERRIS ROBERT
Designated States
Priority Data 2016017081 09.02.2016 US
Title
(DE) VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR MODULATION EINES STRÖMUNGSWEGES
(EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODULATING A FLOWPATH
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL DE MODULATION D'UN TRAJET D'ÉCOULEMENT
Abstract
(EN)
A flowmeter (5) is provided having a sensor assembly (10) connected to meter electronics (20), wherein the sensor assembly (10) comprises at least one driver (104) and at least one pickoff (105) and a variably modulated conduit (300) configured to change a flow area (304) therein.

(FR)
La présente invention concerne un débitmètre (5) possédant un ensemble capteur (10) connecté à une électronique de mesure (10), l'ensemble capteur (10) comprenant au moins un pilote (104) et au moins un capteur de mesure (105) et un conduit modulé de manière variable (300) conçu pour modifier sa surface d'écoulement (304).