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PORTABLE FLOW MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
18879
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18879
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Yellowstone Environmental
920 Technology Blvd. Bozeman, MT 59715
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: PORTABLE FLOW MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $135,000.00
 

Abstract:

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS HAVE EXPRESSED A NEED FOR A TRULY PORTABLE FLOW MEASUREMENT SYSTEM THAT RELIES ON SIMPLE PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES. THE SYSTEM SHOULD INCLUDE INEXPENSIVE AND RELIABLE SENSORS CAPABLE OF INTERFACING WITH ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT. THIS RESEARCH WILL INVESTIGATE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF A PORTABLE FLOW MEASUREMENT SYSTEM. FOR OVER 50 YEARS, THE CONCEPT OF A COMBINATION VENTURI FLAME/VENTURI TUBE HAS BEEN KNOWN BUT OF LITTLE UTILITY. IMPEDIMENTS TO APPLICATION OF THE CONCEPT HAVE INCLUDED (1) INABILITY OF MEASURING FLOWS IN THE TRANSITION REGION BETWEEN OPEN CHANNEL AND FULL PIPE FLOW AND (2) UNAVAILABILITY OF INEXPENSIVE YET ACCURATE PRESSURE TRANSMITTING AND SENSING SUBASSEMBLIES APPROPRIATE FOR BOTH FLOW CONDITIONS. PREVIOUS RESEARCH BY YELLOWSTONE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, INC. HAS SOLVED THE FIRST PROBLEM AND THIS RESEARCH WILL SOLVE THE SECOND. BASED ON AN ANAYLSIS OF PROMISING SENSING OPTIONS, A WORKING MODEL OF A PRESSURE TRANSMISSION/SENSING SUBASSEMBLY WILL BE FABRICATED. THE SUBASSEMBLY WILL UNDERGO STATIC AND DYNAMIC TESTING AT THE BENCH SCALE. LABORATORY-SCALE TESTING OF A COMPLETE WORKING MODEL OF THE PORTABLE FLOW MEASUREMENT SYSTEM WILL THEN BE CONDUCTED TO ASSESS SYSTEM ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Robert M Hunter
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Yellowstone Environmental
320 S Willson Avenue Bozeman, MT 59715

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No