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A method is presented for estimating the mass flow rate-pressure drop characteristics of compressible gas-liquid mixtures flowing through pipeline restrictions. The method can be applied for all two-phase Mach numbers with values of Ma(tp) less than or equal to one. Predictions of the method are compared with a number of experimental data sets for air-water flows through nozzles and air-water and air-oil flows through orifice plates. The agreement is typically within +/-8% for nozzles and within +/-12% for orifice plates. The application of the method to flow through rupture discs and pressure relief valves is discussed.

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Authors: MORRIS S D, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol. 30 (1991) pp. 39-44
Record Number: 199211324 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en