Consumer Guide to Ultrasonic and Correlation Flowmeters

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A newly updated and completely independent guide to the world's ultrasonic and correlation flowmeters, ranked by performance, by instrument type, and by supplier.

The guide contains technical information about evaluating and applying these flowmeters, including pointers for installation, such as fluid, piping, hydraulic, mounting, and electrical considerations. Tables include the types of flowmeters and selected features that are available from each supplier, along with their country of origin or source.

This guide is indispensable for designers, engineers, owners and end users of ultrasonic and correlation flowmeters. See where your flowmeter ranks and use this guide to help you choose your next ultrasonic and correlation flowmeter.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932095050
  • Publisher: Copperhill & Pointer, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: SPITZER & BOYES, LLC
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

0.0 Disclaimer
1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 Ultrasonic and Correlation Flowmeter Technology
2.1 Principle of Operation - Ultrasonic Flowmeters
2.2 Path Geometry - Ultrasonic Flowmeters
2.3 Correlation Flowmeters
2.4 Measured Quantity
2.5 Typical Applications
2.6 Additional Information
3.0 Flowmeter Design Categories
3.1 Liquid Ultrasonic Flowmeters
3.2 Portable Ultrasonic Flowmeters
3.3 Handheld Ultrasonic Flowmeterss
3.4 Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flowmeters
3.5 Spool Ultrasonic Flowmeters
3.6 Probe Ultrasonic Flowmeters
3.7 Gas, Stack Gas, and Flare Gas Ultrasonic Flowmeters
4.0 Transmitter Design
4.1 Analog Transmitters
4.2 Digital Transmitters
4.3 Fieldbus Transmitters
5.0 Supplier Data
5.1 Sensor
5.2 Ambient Limits
5.3 Installation/Maintenance (Sensor)
5.4 Transmitter
5.5 Installation/Maintenance (Transmitter)
5.6 Reference Performance
5.7 Operating Effects (Sensor and Transmitter)
6.0 Supplier Data Analysis
6.1 Ambient Conditions
6.2 Process Operating Conditions
6.3 Installation/Maintenance
6.4 Transmitter Features
6.5 Reference Performance
6.6 Operating Effects
7.0 Summary of Analysis
8.0 Flowmeter Performance
8.1 Accuracy Statements
8.2 Calculating Rate Statements
8.3 Measurement Range
8.4 Data Analysis
9.0 Reference Performance
9.1 Calibration Effects
9.2 Pulse Output vs. Analog Output Performance
9.3 Reference Accuracy Specifications
10.0 Actual Performance
10.1 Operating Effects
10.2 Pipe Size andPath Length
10.3 Number of Paths
10.4 Speed of Sound in the Fluid
11.0 Supplier Performance Claims
11.1 High Turndown
11.2 Low Flow Operation
11.3 High Accuracy
11.4 No Piping Obstructions
11.5 "Clamp It On and Measure Flow"
11.6 Reynolds Number Compensation
11.7 Chordal Path
11.8 Flow Profile Characterization
11.9 Speed of Sound Compensation
11.10 Clamp-on Angle of Refraction
11.11 Dimensional Uncertainty
11.12 Shear Mode versus Axial Beam
11.13 Zero Drift Correction and Sensor Spacing
11.14 Time Measurements
12.0 Installation Considerations
12.1 Fluid Characteristics
12.2 Piping and Hydraulic Considerations
12.3 Ultrasonic Continuity Considerations
12.4 Electrical Installation
12.5 Ambient Conditions
12.6 Information Considerations
13.0 Accessories
13.1 Ultrasonic Flowmeter Sensor
13.2 Ultrasonic Flowmeter Transmitter
13.3 Ultrasonic Flowmeter Transmitter Signals
14.0 Explanation of Attachments
15.0 Ultrasonic Flowmeter Supplier Profiles
15.1 Ultrasonic Flowmeter Market Size and Growth
15.2 Ultrasonic Flowmeter Market Drivers
15.3 Ultrasonic Flowmeter Market Verticals
15.4 Ultrasonic Flowmeter Market Segments
15.5 The Major Suppliers
15.6 The Minor Suppliers
15.7 Perspectives on the Future of the Ultrasonic Flowmeter Market

Ultrasonic and Correlation Flowmeter Categories
Availability of Selected Features
Reference Accuracy by Type
Liquid - Portable and Handheld
Liquid - Clamp-on
Liquid - Spool
Liquid - Probe Gas. Stack Gas, Flare Gas
Reference Accuracy by Supplier

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