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Improving gas component detection of an ultrasonic tomography system for monitoring liquid/gas flow

Abdul Rahim, Ruzairi and Nor Ayob , N. M. and Yaacob, S. and Zakaria , Z. and Fazalul Rahiman , M. H. and Manan, M. R. (2010) Improving gas component detection of an ultrasonic tomography system for monitoring liquid/gas flow. In: 2010 6th International Colloquium on Signal Processing & Its Applications (CSPA), 21-23 May 2010 .

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Abstract

The development of an ultrasonic transmission tomography system is described. The system is intended for the imaging of two component flows (such as gas/water) inside pipes of industrial processes. Transmission-mode approach has been used for sensing the gas/liquid two-phase flow, which is a kind of strongly inhomogeneous medium. A prototype fixture of vertical column and a mobile prototype design of sensor's jig for ultrasonic tomography imaging are used. The fixture of the vertical column is designed to hold the sensor's jig that will have the 16-pairs of ultrasonic sensors attached to it. The investigations were based on the transmission and the reception of ultrasonic sensors that were mounted circularly on the surface of experimental vessel. This paper also explains the hardware and circuitry design for the Ultrasonic Tomography System. Detailed explanations are presented on relationship of the smallest resolution the system are able to detect with the characteristics of the installed ultrasonic sensor.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:flow measurement system, liquid and gas flow, ultrasonic sensitivity, ultrasonic tomography
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:24027
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:26 Sep 2012 03:14
Last Modified:26 Sep 2012 03:40

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