A non-radioactive flow meter using a new hierarchical Neural network

M. Meribout, N. Al-Rawahi, A. Al-Naamany, A. Al-Bimani, K. Al-Busaidi, A. Meribout

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Abstract

In this paper, a Multilayer neural network has been developed to carry out the fusion of multi-sensor information for a new multiphase flow meter (MPFM) device. The velocity and density of each phase are determined using the fluid electrical and acoustic property signals which are combined with the physical models of multiphase fluids, in addition to the venturi, differential pressure, and absolute pressure sensors. Two rings of high and low frequency ultrasonic sensors are used to overcome the uncertainties of the electrical sensors in the range of 40-60% water-cut for low and high gas fractions respectively. Experimental results on a multiphase flow loop show that real-time classification of phase flow rates for up to 90% gas fraction can be achieved with less than 10% relative error.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology
Pages65-78
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event14th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology - Cannes, France
Duration: Jun 17 2009Jun 19 2009

Other

Other14th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology
CountryFrance
CityCannes
Period6/17/096/19/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Environmental Chemistry

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Meribout, M., Al-Rawahi, N., Al-Naamany, A., Al-Bimani, A., Al-Busaidi, K., & Meribout, A. (2009). A non-radioactive flow meter using a new hierarchical Neural network. In 14th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology (pp. 65-78)