Publisher : Korea Society of Computational Fluids Engineering
DOI : 10.6112/kscfe.2016.21.2.040
Title & Authors
NUMERICAL STUDY ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF VENTURI FLOWMETER WITH FOULING EFFECT Kim, W.H.; Lee, Y.J.; Yang, J.S.; Kim, Y.B.; Kim, B.S.;
In the paper, a study on the analysis of fouling effect of the venturi flowmeter is described. In the research flow field solutions about the venturi flowmeter with fouling are obtained and then the effects on fouling states by inserting a ring into the throat of venturi flowmeter are studied. As the result shows, it is found that the inserted ring reduces the fouling effect due to the flow separation occurring at the ring. Consequently, a venturi flowmeter with ring shows smaller pressure loss differences than the original configuration with no ring on fouling state. This research suggests an efficient and economic method of inserting a ring to reduce the pressure loss effects due to fouling.