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Temperature Compensated (Net) Volume Direct from Mass Flow Meters



Marc A. Buttler


Temperature compensated (net) volume can currently be measured by mass flow meters using one of two methods: 1. Gross volume flow is measured by the device. Temperature of the fluid is measured. Net volume is then computed by applying traditional temperature compensation computations to the gross volume. 2. Mass flow is measured. Reference density of the fluid at reference temperature is known as a constant. Net volume is then computed by dividing the Mass by the reference density. For the types of meters that have direct mass measurement, the second method above has fewer sources of uncertainty and could be easier to test.


Temperature, compensated, volume, mass, net, gross, density


Buttler, M. (2011), Temperature Compensated (Net) Volume Direct from Mass Flow Meters (Accessed May 20, 2024)


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Created September 12, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017