Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 602–614 | Cite as

Monitoring of multiphase flows for superconducting accelerators and others applications

  • Yu. P. Filippov
  • I. D. Kakorin
  • A. M. Kovrizhnykh
  • V. M. Miklayev
Methods of Physical Experiment


This paper is a review on implementation of measuring systems for two-phase helium, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and oil-formation/salty water flows. Two types of such systems are presented. The first type is based on two-phase flow-meters combining void fraction radio-frequency (RF) sensors and narrowing devices. They can be applied for superconducting accelerators cooled with two-phase helium, refueling hydrogen system for space ships and some applications in oil production industry. The second one is based on combination of a gamma-densitometer and a narrowing device. These systems can be used to monitor large two-phase LNG and oil-formation water flows. An electronics system based on a modular industrial computer is described as well. The metrological characteristics for different flow-meters are presented and the obtained results are discussed. It is also shown that the experience gained allows separationless flow-meter for three-phase oil-gas-formation water flows to be produced.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. P. Filippov
    • 1
  • I. D. Kakorin
    • 1
  • A. M. Kovrizhnykh
    • 1
  • V. M. Miklayev
    • 1
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia

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