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Self-powered fluid meter

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CA2426596A1
CA2426596A1 CA 2426596 CA2426596A CA2426596A1 CA 2426596 A1 CA2426596 A1 CA 2426596A1 CA 2426596 CA2426596 CA 2426596 CA 2426596 A CA2426596 A CA 2426596A CA 2426596 A1 CA2426596 A1 CA 2426596A1
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fluid
pulses
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measurement
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David Hamilton
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Neptune Technology Group Inc
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01FMEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
    • G01F3/00Measuring the volume flow of fluids or fluent solid material wherein the fluid passes through the meter in successive and more or less isolated quantities, the meter being driven by the flow
    • G01F3/02Measuring the volume flow of fluids or fluent solid material wherein the fluid passes through the meter in successive and more or less isolated quantities, the meter being driven by the flow with measuring chambers which expand or contract during measurement
    • G01F3/04Measuring the volume flow of fluids or fluent solid material wherein the fluid passes through the meter in successive and more or less isolated quantities, the meter being driven by the flow with measuring chambers which expand or contract during measurement having rigid movable walls
    • G01F3/06Measuring the volume flow of fluids or fluent solid material wherein the fluid passes through the meter in successive and more or less isolated quantities, the meter being driven by the flow with measuring chambers which expand or contract during measurement having rigid movable walls comprising members rotating in a fluid-tight or substantially fluid-tight manner in a housing
    • G01F3/12Meters with nutating members, e.g. discs
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01FMEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
    • G01F15/00Details of, or accessories for, apparatus of the preceding groups insofar as such details or appliances are not adapted to particular types of such apparatus
    • G01F15/07Integration to give total flow, e.g. using mechanically-operated integration mechanisms
    • G01F15/075Integration to give total flow, e.g. using mechanically-operated integration mechanisms using electrically operated integrating means

Abstract

The present invention provides for a self-powered fluid meter (20) and for generating electrical pulses from the kinetic energy of a moving fluid. These pulse may then be used to provide data for fluid measurement and to power components associated with such measurement. By way of example, the pulses may power circuitry or other electronics that perform various fluid measurements based on information provided by the pulses. The kinetic energy of a fluid being measured is used to provide power for circuitry that may perform functions related to the fluid measurement.
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US09754025 US6612188B2 (en) 2001-01-03 2001-01-03 Self-powered fluid meter
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