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What is the "Wedge" in reference to Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

What is the "Wedge" in reference to Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

What is the "Wedge" in reference to Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

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I am working with an oil and gas operator in Texas and I keep hearing the term "wedge" come up referencing something about fluid flow. Can somebody enlighten me what they mean when they are talking about "the wedge."?

RE: What is the "Wedge" in reference to Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

Wedge flow meter element.

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RE: What is the "Wedge" in reference to Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

Never heard of it before now but like a rugged orifice plate which allows all material to flow past the meter without clogging it up.

https://instrumentationtools.com/segmental-wedge-f...

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RE: What is the "Wedge" in reference to Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

The sloped angle of the wedge allows it to pass debris because there's a vector force down the wedge to the orifice that doesn't exist in a classic flat faced orifice disk more commonly used for the same task. The wedge is self cleaning.

Keith Cress
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RE: What is the "Wedge" in reference to Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

Flow wedges are hardly a quadrant edged orifice plate. There are more like a venturi tube of sorts than a plate of any kind.

RE: What is the "Wedge" in reference to Upstream Oil and Gas Operations

Flow wedges are commonly used where other meters are totoally unsuited, especially in steam jacketed piping.

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