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pulse output in ultrasonic & coriolis flowmeter

pulse output in ultrasonic & coriolis flowmeter

pulse output in ultrasonic & coriolis flowmeter

HI everyone ;

While i was reading a specification of custody transfer system provided by SHELL, something caught my attention that I did not understand, which is that they impose that the primary output of linear custody transfer meters should be pulses (do not use analg or digital), even in ultrasonic or coriolis flowmeter.
I'am asking why this recommandation?

thank you;

RE: pulse output in ultrasonic & coriolis flowmeter

If it is an important signal, for safety reasons in some regard.
It might be a way to ensure that it reads the right signal.
Its harder to manipulate a pulsed signal then a ordinary one too.
Just a guess, though.

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RE: pulse output in ultrasonic & coriolis flowmeter

I get the actual text in the link, I read it two times in English and one in Swedish. winky smile
But it's just a claim no explanation. ponder

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RE: pulse output in ultrasonic & coriolis flowmeter

A-- I think it's simply a recommendation along the lines of your comments that a purely analog transmission runs the risk of corruption and does not provide the accuracy that a digital transmission has. Additionally, there is the issue of timing; the article states that a pulsed measurement is faster and therefore more able to accurately reflect what's happening at any given instant, particularly for custody transfer of moving material in a pipeline.

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RE: pulse output in ultrasonic & coriolis flowmeter

Legal metrology stipulates that repetitive accuracy be maintained within limits of the calibration period. Most meters that are used in off-shore custody transfers (like an unloading tanker) use a Positive displacement meter and the primary output of these meters are pulses. So for a single sweep of two meshing tooth wheels, there is a specific amount (volumetric) of the fluid that is transferred and a single pulse is generated. These pulses are then converted to volume approximation (or mass) by a digital meter. Frankly, no idea why pulses are main signals in indirect meters like ultrasonic or Coriolis.

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