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ITRC Paper No. P 19-003.  Charles M. Burt, Pascal Hellmann, and Zachary Markow

Conditioning of Velocity Profiles in Pipelines

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This paper reports on the testing of a relatively simple flow conditioner for pipelines. This research found that a pipeline velocity flow conditioner that is constructed with an internal cone, having an inside diameter of 80 percent of the pipeline ID, provided the best results. It provided good velocity conditioning at a distance of two diameters downstream of an obstruction. The minor loss is equal to the velocity head of the flow in the original pipeline diameter.
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C.M. Burt, P. Hellmann, and Z. Markow. 2019. Conditioning of Velocity Profiles in Pipelines. Irrigation Training & Research Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. ITRC Paper No. P 19-003.

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