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Possible Detection of Multiple Blockages Using Transients

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Michael A. Adewumi, E. S. Eltohami, A. Solaja

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

J. Energy Resour. Technol 125(2), 154-159 (Jun 04, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1525002 History: Received July 01, 2001; Revised July 01, 2002; Online June 04, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Figures

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Mass flow rate at the inlet generating a compression pulse
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Pipe with blockage of type limited to sudden area change
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Pipe with blockage of type normally distributed deposition
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Inlet pressure response curve
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Schematic of events generating compression/expansion pulses
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Inlet pressure response cure
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Schematic of events generating compression/expansion pulses

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