Measurement of fluid flow in closed conduits — Velocity-area methods of flow measurement in swirling or asymmetric flow conditions in circular ducts by means of current-meters or Pitot static tubes
|Publication Date:||15 July 2008|
|ICS Code (Flow in closed conduits):||17.120.10|
This International Standard specifies velocity-area methods for measuring flow in swirling or asymmetric flow conditions in circular ducts by means of current-meters or Pitot static tubes.
It specifies the measurements required, the precautions to be taken, the corrections to apply, and describes the additional uncertainties which are introduced when a measurement in asymmetric or swirling flow has to be made.
Only flows with a negligible radial component are considered, however. Furthermore, it is not possible to make a measurement in accordance with this International Standard if, at any point in the measuring cross-section, the local velocity makes an angle of greater than 40° with the axis of the duct, or where the index of asymmetry Y (defined in Annex F) is greater than 0,15.
This International Standard deals only with instruments for measuring local velocity as defined in ISO 3354 and ISO 3966. If Pitot static tubes are used, this International Standard applies only to flows where the Mach number corresponding to local velocities does not exceed 0,25.