TITLE

Theoretical and Experimental Study on Wide Range Optical Fiber Turbine Flow Sensor

AUTHOR(S)
Yuhuan Du; Yingqing Guo
PUB. DATE
July 2016
SOURCE
Sensors (14248220);Jul2016, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p1095
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this paper, a novel fiber turbine flow sensor was proposed and demonstrated for liquid measurement with optical fiber, using light intensity modulation to measure the turbine rotational speed for converting to flow rate. The double-circle-coaxial (DCC) fiber probe was introduced in frequency measurement for the first time. Through the divided ratio of two rings light intensity, the interference in light signals acquisition can be eliminated. To predict the characteristics between the output frequency and flow in the nonlinear range, the turbine flow sensor model was built. Via analyzing the characteristics of turbine flow sensor, piecewise linear equations were achieved in expanding the flow measurement range. Furthermore, the experimental verification was tested. The results showed that the flow range ratio of DN20 turbine flow sensor was improved 2.9 times after using piecewise linear in the nonlinear range. Therefore, combining the DCC fiber sensor and piecewise linear method, it can be developed into a strong anti-electromagnetic interference(anti-EMI) and wide range fiber turbine flowmeter.
ACCESSION #
120514884

 

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