Research and Analysis of Rapidly Changing Gas Flow Temperatures Measurement Methods

: pp. 29 – 36
Received: April 27, 2017
Revised: May 26, 2017
Accepted: June 02, 2017
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University

The temperature of a transducer sensitive element, as a result of its heat capacity, will always lag behind the temperature of the gas flow if this temperature changes. When measuring the flow temperature that varies in time, the transducer doesn't follow the changes in temperature immediately because its sensitive element temperature changes after some time. The distortions of the transducer readings are caused by the thermal inertia due to non-stationary heat processes in the transducers, as well as between transducer and the environment. Since complete elimination of real temperature transducer inertia is not possible, the transducers with some finite values of the thermal inertia are used at practice to measure the varying gas flow temperature. The necessary information about the flow temperature can be obtained by analyzing the record of the non-stationary measurement process. In this case a direct calculation of the flow temperature is made or a correction of the temperature transducer readings delay is made. The results of research and analysis of measurement methods of rapidly changing gas flow temperatures by the direct calculation of the flow temperature and by correcting the temperature transducer readings are presented in this paper.

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V. Fedynets, L. Lesovoi, B. Chaban. Research and Analysis of Rapidly Changing Gas Flow Temperatures Measurement Methods. Energy Eng. Control Syst., 2017, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 29 – 36.