Consumer Guide to Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters

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The first completely independent consumer guide to the world's shedding and fluidic flowmeters, ranked by performance, by size, 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 shedding and fluidic flowmeters. See where your flowmeter ranks and use this guide to help you choose your next shedding and fluidic flowmeters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932095029
  • Publisher: Copperhill & Pointer, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: SPITZER & BOYES, LLC
  • Pages: 97
  • 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 Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeter Technology
2.1 Principle of Operation
2.2 Minimum Velocity and Minimum Reynolds Number Constraints
2.3 Multivariable Measurements
2.4 Measured Quantity
2.5 Typical Applications
2.5 Additional Information
3.0 Flowmeter Design Categories
3.1 Liquid Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters
3.2 Gas Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters
3.3 Steam Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters
3.4 All-Welded Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters
3.5 Low Flow Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters
3.6 High Flow Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters
3.7 Metal (Other Than CS/316SS) Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters
3.8 Plastic/Polymer Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters
3.9 Sanitary Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters
3.10 Two-wire Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters
4.0 Transmitter Design
4.1 Analog Transmitters
4.2 Digital Transmitters
4.3 Fieldbus Transmitters
5.0 Supplier Data
5.1 Header
5.2 Flowmeter Body
5.3 Installation/Maintenance (Flowmeter Body)
5.4 Transmitter
5.5 Installation/Maintenance (Transmitter)
5.6 Reference Performance
5.7 Operating Effects (Flowmeter Body 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 CalculatingRate Statements
8.3 Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeter Accuracy
8.4 Data Analysis
9.0 Reference Performance
9.1 Reference Accuracy
9.2 Pulse Output vs. Analog Output Performance
10.0 Actual Performance
11.0 Supplier Performance Claims
11.1 High Turndown
11.2 High Accuracy
11.3 Percent Full Scale Accuracy Statement
11.4 Inexpensive Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeter
12.0 Installation Considerations
12.1 Fluid Characteristics
12.2 Piping and Hydraulic Considerations
12.3 Mounting Considerations
12.4 Electrical Installation
13.0 Accessories
13.1 Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeter Body
13.2 Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeter Transmitter
13.3 Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeter Transmitter Signals
13.4 Wet Calibration
14.0 Explanation of Attachments
15.0 Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeter Supplier Profiles
15.1 Coanda Effect Fluidic Flowmeters
15.2 Vortex Precession Flowmeters
15.3 Vortex Shedding Flowmeters

Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeter Categories
Availability of Selected Features
Flowmeter Reference Accuracy Tabulated by Flowmeter Size
4 mm
6 mm
10 mm
15 mm
20 mm
25 mm
32 mm
40 mm
50 mm
65 mm
80 mm
100 mm
125 mm
150 mm
200 mm
225 mm
250 mm
300 mm
350-700 mm

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