Practical issues relating to tank volume determination

Binner, R., Howell, J., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Sellinschegg, D. and Zhao, K. (2008) Practical issues relating to tank volume determination. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 47(5), pp. 1533-1545. (doi:10.1021/ie061615t)

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Issues relating to each element in the determination of a tank's contents are examined: level/density measurement, calibration, and its reverification. Systematic errors associated with dip tube pressures that are measured to derive level/density are investigated, experimentally. The conversion from these pressures to level/density is then addressed, and the simplest form is found to be adequate. A revised regression model is proposed to obtain a calibration from biased calibration data from one or more calibration- runs. Severely biased calibration data can be eliminated, reducing the calibration error due to biases to a minimum. It is shown that a more accurate representation can be obtained using cubic splines. Finally, reverification issues are addressed by proposing a new continuous fill approach.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Howell, Dr John
Authors: Binner, R., Howell, J., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Sellinschegg, D., and Zhao, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research

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