Flow Measurement Handbook: Industrial Designs, Operating Principles, Performance, and Applications

Flow Measurement Handbook: Industrial Designs, Operating Principles, Performance, and Applications

by Roger C. Baker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521480108

ISBN-13: 9780521480109

Pub. Date: 05/29/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume is an information-packed reference for engineers on flow measuring techniques and instruments. Striking a balance between laboratory ideal and the realities of field experience, this handy tool provides a wealth of practical advice on the design, operation, and performance of a broad range of flowmeters. The book begins with a brief review of fluid

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This volume is an information-packed reference for engineers on flow measuring techniques and instruments. Striking a balance between laboratory ideal and the realities of field experience, this handy tool provides a wealth of practical advice on the design, operation, and performance of a broad range of flowmeters. The book begins with a brief review of fluid mechanics principles, how to select a flowmeter, and a variety of calibration methods. Each of the following chapters is devoted to a class of flowmeters and includes detailed information on design, applications, installation, calibration, operation, and advantages and disadvantages. Among the flowmeters discussed are orifice plate meters, venturi meter and standard nozzles, critical flow venturi nozzles, positive displacement flowmeters, turbine and related flowmeters, vortex shedding and fluidic flowmeters, electromagnetic flowmeters, ultrasonic flowmeters, and coriolis flowmeters. Also covered are mass flow measurements using multiple sensors, thermal flowmeters, angular momentum devices, probes, and modern control systems. Many chapters conclude with an appendix on the theory behind the techniques discussed. It will be a valuable reference for practicing engineers and will also be of interest to researchers in mechanical, chemical and aerospace engineering.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521480109
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/29/2000
Pages:
564
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Fluid mechanics essentials; 3. Specification, selection and audit; 4. Calibration; 5. Orifice plate meters; 6. Venturi meter and standard nozzles; 7. Critical flow venturi nozzle; 8. Other momentum-sensing meters; 9. Positive displacement (PD) flowmeters; 10. Turbine and related flowmeters; 11. Vortex shedding, swirl and fluidic flowmeters; 12. Electromagnetic flowmeters; 13. Ultrasonic flowmeters; 14. Mass flow measurement using multiple sensors for single and multiphase flows; 15. Thermal flowmeters; 16. Angular momentum devices; 17. Coriolis flowmeters; 18. Probes for local velocity measurement in liquids and gases; 19. Modern control systems; 20. Some reflections on flowmeter manufacture, production and markets; 21. Future developments; Nomenclature; Bibliography; References.

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