Extracting Reference voltages from measurement voltages for oil-water two-phase flow measurement of electrical impedance tomography

Hao Yu, Xingchen Wan, Jiabin Jia

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To apply electrical impedance tomography (EIT) for heterogeneous two-phase flow measurement, reference voltages have to be measured, which requires the entire pipeline filled with a homogeneous medium. Such process is often time-consuming, costly and infeasible in some cases. Reference voltages acquired initially could not be used later, because of electrical conductivity change of two-phase flow caused by temperature change or chemical reaction. It will be ideal if reference voltages could be extracted from measurement voltages. In this paper, a novel multiple measurements (MMs) method is proposed by data fitting and empirical formula to establish the mapping model from measurement voltages to reference voltages, and the effectiveness of the method is proved by the oil-water two-phase flow experiment. Compared with the measurement-scale feature (MSF) and best homogeneous (BH) methods, the proposed MMs method achieves 6.38% average relative error (RE) and 4.96% average volume fraction relative error (VFRE) in the test set. The work enables the accurate estimation of the reference voltage and thus the accurate measurement of the volume fraction of oil-water two-phase flows, which will broaden the application of EIT in the field of two-phase flow measurement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102304
JournalFlow Measurement and Instrumentation
Volume89
Early online date2 Jan 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023

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