Investigating the effect of magnetic pipes connected to electromagnetic flowmeters using experimentally validated finite element models

Torben Amby Christensen, Morten Willatzen

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This paper describes a finite element model for computing the magnetic field distribution in commercial electromagnetic flowmeter designs. The model is validated through an experimental setup, measuring the magnetic flux density in the radial direction at the inner perimeter of the flowmeter wall. The predicted flux densities are in overall good agreement with experimental obtained data. The model is used to evaluate the effect of having magnetic pipes connected to flowmeters of two different designs. Using analytic models, the flowmeter sensitivity is computed both with magnetic and non-magnetic pipes connected.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFlow Measurement and Instrumentation
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)62-69
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Electromagnetic flowmeter
  • Sensitivity
  • Finite element
  • Magnetic field measurement

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