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Appropriate for both engineers and sales staff, this textbook reviews fluid properties and measures of flowmeter performance, describes the operation and attributes of the various flowmeter technologies, and provides guidelines for selecting the appropriate flowmeter for each industrial application. Separate chapters are devoted to differential pressure, magnetic, mass, oscillatory, positive displacement, thermal, turbine, ultrasonic, and insertion flowmeters. The second edition was published in 1990. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Effective flowmeter selection requires a thorough understanding of flowmeter technology in addition to a practical knowledge of the fluid being measured. This text reviews the important concepts of flow measurement to help practicing engineers avoid costs associated with misapplication. A rational procedure for flowmeter selection is presented. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556178719
  • Publisher: ISA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Why Measure Flow? xiii
About the Author xv
About the Book xvii
Acknowledgments xix
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Objectives 1
Prerequisites and Audience 2
Learning Objectives 2
Chapter 2 Fluid Flow Fundamentals 3
Introduction 3
Temperature 3
Pressure 4
Expansion of Liquids 8
Expansion of Solids 8
Expansion of Gases 10
Specific Gravity 16
Flow 17
Inside Pipe Diameter 19
Kinematic Viscosity 27
Dynamic (Absolute) Viscosity 27
Velocity Profile and Reynolds Number 32
Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Liquids 36
Friction Losses 37
Miscellaneous Hydraulic Phenomena 44
Chapter 3 Performance Measures 49
Introduction 49
Performance Statements 49
Repeatability and Hysteresis 53
Linearity 54
Accuracy 56
Composite Accuracy 59
Turndown 61
Rangeability 61
Long Term Stability 61
Chapter 4 Linearization and Compensation 63
Introduction 63
Linear and Nonlinear Flowmeters 63
Gas Flow Pressure and Temperature Compensation 65
Liquid Temperature Compensation 67
Pressure and Temperature Tap Location 70
Flow Computers 70
Multivariable Flowmeters 71
Chapter 5 Totalization 73
Introduction 73
Analog and Digital Flowmeters 73
Implementation 75
Chapter 6 Flowmeter Calibration 79
Introduction 79
Calibration Techniques 79
Dry Calibration 81
Verification of Operation 85
Chapter 7 Measurement of Flowmeter Performance 87
Introduction 87
Applicable Range 87
Flowmeter Composite Accuracy 88
Transmitter Accuracy 88
Linearization Accuracy 89
Digital Conversion Accuracy 90
Indicator Accuracy 91
Totalization Accuracy 91
Overall Flowmeter System Accuracy 91
Chapter 8 Miscellaneous Considerations 97
Introduction 97
Materials of Construction 97
Piping Considerations 100
Safety 107
Wiring 108
Chapter 9 Introduction to Flowmeters 111
Introduction 111
Flowmeter Classes 111
Flowmeter Types 113
Introduction to Flowmeter Technology Sections 115
Chapter 10 Differential Pressure Flowmeters 117
Introduction 117
Orifice Plate Flowmeters 117
Other Technologies 151
Chapter 11 Magnetic Flowmeters 161
Introduction 161
Principle of Operation 161
Construction 168
Operating Constraints 172
Performance 173
Applications 174
Sizing 174
Installation 175
Maintenance 181
Chapter 12 Mass Flowmeters 185
Introduction 185
Coriolis Mass Flowmeters 185
Hydraulic Wheatstone Bridge 198
Chapter 13 Open Channel Flowmeters 201
Introduction 201
Weirs 201
Parshall Flumes 205
Chapter 14 Oscillatory Flowmeters 211
Introduction 211
Fluidic Flowmeters 211
Vortex Precession Flowmeters 216
Maintenance 217
Vortex Shedding Flowmeters 218
Chapter 15 Positive Displacement Flowmeters 245
Introduction 245
Helical Gear Positive Displacement Flowmeter 247
Nutating Disc Positive Displacement Flowmeter 253
Oscillating Piston Positive Displacement Flowmeter 256
Oval Gear Positive Displacement Flowmeter 261
Piston Positive Displacement Flowmeter 270
Rotary Positive Displacement Flowmeter 277
Chapter 16 Target Flowmeters 283
Introduction 283
Principle of Operation 283
Construction 284
Performance 287
Applications 287
Sizing 288
Installation 289
Maintenance 291
Chapter 17 Thermal Flowmeters 293
Introduction 293
Principles of Operation 293
Construction 296
Operating Constraints 298
Performance 298
Applications 299
Sizing 299
Installation 300
Maintenance 300
Chapter 18 Turbine Flowmeters 303
Introduction 303
Axial Turbine Flowmeters 303
Other Turbine Flowmeter Designs 315
Chapter 19 Ultrasonic Flowmeters 319
Introduction 319
Principle of Operation 319
Construction 324
Operating Constraints 325
Performance 326
Applications 327
Sizing 327
Installation 328
Maintenance 329
Chapter 20 Variable Area Flowmeters 331
Introduction 331
Principle of Operation 331
Construction 332
Operating Constraints 337
Performance 338
Applications 339
Sizing 339
Installation 341
Maintenance 342
Chapter 21 Correlation Flowmeters 345
Principle of Operation 345
Chapter 22 Insertion Flowmeters 351
Introduction 351
Principle of Operation 351
Available Technologies 357
Operating Constraints 361
Performance 363
Applications 363
Sizing 363
Installation 364
Maintenance 366
Chapter 23 Bypass Flowmeters 369
Introduction 369
Principle of Operation 369
Types of Bypass Flowmeters 370
Chapter 24 Factors in Flowmeter Selection 373
Introduction 373
Flowmeter Categories 373
Flowmeter Types 374
Performance 375
End Use 376
Power Requirement 377
Safety 378
Rangeability 378
Materials of Construction 378
Maintainability 378
Ease of Application 379
Ease of Installation 379
Installed Cost 379
Operating Cost 380
Maintenance Cost 380
Chapter 25 Data Required for Flowmeter Selection 387
Introduction 387
Performance 388
Fluid Properties 389
Installation 391
Operation 392
Future Considerations 393
Risk 393
Flowmeter Information Sheet 393
Chapter 26 Flowmeter Selection Procedure 395
Introduction 395
Flowmeter Selection Procedure 395
Applications 398
Appendix A References 425
Appendix B Answers to Exercises 427
Index 439
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