Int. J. Metrol. Qual. Eng.
Volume 3, Number 2, 2012
|79 - 84
|14 November 2012
Calibration of prover tanks making use of a Coriolis mass flow meter as the master meter
VSL (National Metrology Institute of The
11, 2629 JA
Accepted: 9 June 2012
Calibration of volumetric proving tanks can be done using different methods. For the calibration of large proving tanks the master meter method can be used as a good alternative to the volumetric transfer method or the gravimetric method. When the master meter method is used in most cases a positive displacement meter is used. A better option is to make use a Coriolis mass flow meter as the master meter. Test data is presented of a calibration of a proving tank with a nominal volume of 500 L. Small repeatability figures can be obtained of consecutive calibration runs with a Coriolis mass flow meter. Also the linearity of the meter factor curve of the Coriolis mass flow meter makes this a better option for the master meter method.
Key words: Calibration / proving tanks / Coriolis mass flow meter
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