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Detection of the gas–liquid two-phase flow regimes using non-intrusive microwave cylindrical cavity sensor

Oon, CS and Ateeq, M and Shaw, A and Wylie, S and Al-Shamma'a, A and Kazi, SN (2016) Detection of the gas–liquid two-phase flow regimes using non-intrusive microwave cylindrical cavity sensor. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 30 (17). pp. 2241-2255. ISSN 0920-5071

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Abstract

Gas–liquid two-phase flow phenomenon occurs in various engineering applications and the measurement of it is important. A microwave sensor in the form of a cylindrical cavity has been designed to operate between 5 and 5.7 GHz. The aim is to analyse a two phase gas–liquid flow regime in a pipeline. LabVIEW software is utilised to capture the data, process them and display the results in real time. The results have shown that the microwave sensor has successfully detected the two-phase flow regimes in both the static and dynamic flow environments with reasonable accuracy. The study has also shown the independence of the technique and its accuracy to the temperature change (28–83 °C). Several flow regimes of the gas–liquid two-phase flow have been discussed. The system is also able to detect the stratified, wavy, elongated bubbles and homogeneous flow regimes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications on 2 Nov 2016 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09205071.2016.1244019
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0906 Electrical And Electronic Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Built Environment
Civil Engineering
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2016 09:59
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 13:24
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/09205071.2016.1244019
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5149

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