This work aims to provide accurate and wide-ranging experimental new speed of sound data w(p,T) of two binary (CH4 + He) mixtures at a nominal helium content of 5 % and 10 % at pressures p = (0.5 up to 20) MPa and temperatures T = (273.16, 300, 325, 350 and 375) K. For this purpose, the most accurate technique for determining speed of sound in gas phase has been used: the spherical acoustic resonator. Speed of sound is determined with an overall relative expanded (k = 2) uncertainty of 230 parts in 106 and compared to reference models for multicomponent natural gas-like mixtures: AGA8-DC92 and GERG-2008 equations of state. Relative deviations of experimental data from model estimations are outside the experimental uncertainty limit, although all points are mostly within the AGA uncertainty of 0.2 % and GERG uncertainty of 0.5 % and worsen as the helium content increases. Absolute average deviations are better than 0.45 % for GERG and below 0.14 % for AGA models in (0.95 CH4 + 0.05 He) mixture and below 0.83 % for GERG and within 0.22 % for AGA equations in (0.90 CH4 + 0.10 He) mixture.
The authors want to thank for the support to Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad project ENE2017-88474-R and Junta de Castilla y León project VA280P18.
- speed of sound
- acoustic resonance
- heat capacities as perfect gas
- virial coefficients
- Virial coefficients
- Acoustic resonance
- ACOUSTIC THERMOMETRY
- GAS-CONSTANT R
- Speed of sound
- Heat capacities as perfect gas