Fluid Flow Measurement: A Practical Guide to Accurate Flow Measurement

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Gulf Professional Publishing, Feb 8, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 296 pages
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There is a tendency to make flow measurement a highly theoretical and technical subject but what most influences quality measurement is the practical application of meters, metering principles, and metering equipment and the use of quality equipment that can continue to function through the years with proper maintenance have the most influence in obtaining quality measurement. This guide provides a review of basic laws and principles, an overview of physical characteristics and behavior of gases and liquids, and a look at the dynamics of flow. The authors examine applications of specific meters, readout and related devices, and proving systems. Practical guidelines for the meter in use, condition of the fluid, details of the entire metering system, installation and operation, and the timing and quality of maintenance are also included.

This book is dedicated to condensing and sharing the authors' extensive experience in solving flow measurement problems with design engineers, operating personnel (from top supervisors to the newest testers), academically-based engineers, engineers of the manufacturers of flow meter equipment, worldwide practitioners, theorists, and people just getting into the business.

  • The authors' many years of experience are brought to bear in a thorough review of fluid flow measurement methods and applications
  • Avoids theory and focuses on presentation of practical data for the novice and veteran engineer
  • Useful for a wide range of engineers and technicians (as well as students) in a wide range of industries and applications
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
1
CHAPTER 2 Basic Flow Measurement Laws
24
CHAPTER 3 Types of Fluid Flow Measurement
35
CHAPTER 4 Basic Reference Standards
48
CHAPTER 5 From Theory to Practice
72
CHAPTER 6 Fluids
91
CHAPTER 7 Flow
109
CHAPTER 8 Operations
116
CHAPTER 10 Measurement and Meters
154
CHAPTER 11 Differential Head Meters
162
CHAPTER 12 Linear and Special Meters
183
CHAPTER 13 Readouts and Related Devices
213
CHAPTER 14 Proving Systems
226
CHAPTER 15 Loss and Unaccounted for Fluids
235
CHAPTER 16 Auditing
244
Index
255

CHAPTER 9 Maintenance of Meter Equipment
136

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Page 21 - National standard A standard recognized by an official national decision as the basis for fixing the value, in a country, of all other standards of the given quantity.
Page 21 - J" standard instrument — a measuring instrument intended to define, to represent physically, to maintain, or to reproduce the unit of measurement of a quantity (or a multiple or submultiple of that unit) in order that other measuring instruments may be calibrated against it by comparison (see calibrated instrument.) standard neutron field— see benchmark neutron field. thermal neutrons — neutrons in thermal equilibrium with the medium through which they are traveling or diffusing.
Page 14 - OF GAY-LUSSAC The law of Gay-Lussac states that at constant volume, the pressure exerted by a given mass of gas varies directly with the absolute temperature: P T (where volume and mass of gas are constant).
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Page 18 - Vapor pressure shall mean the pressure, measured in pounds per square inch (absolute) exerted by a volatile liquid as determined by the "Standard Method of Test for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)," American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM D323-68.
Page 18 - Pressure is the pressure normal to the surface on which it acts. In a moving fluid it is measured at right angles to the direction of flow.

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About the author (2002)

E. Loy Upp is the recipient of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Certificate of Appreciation, International School of Hydrocarbons' Laurence Reid Award for outstanding contributions to hydrocarbon measurement. Loy has been active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Instrument Society of America (ISA), American Gas Association (AGA), American Petroleum Institute (API), International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM), National Bureau of Standards (NBS), Southern Gas Association (SGA), and other schools and societies.

Paul LaNasa currently functions as a Consultant serving industry and manufacturers in instrumentation and energy resource management. Prior to this he was President of CPL & Associates, Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing at Nutech Industries and served on the Board of Directors. He also worked for 14 years in the oil and gas industry with Daniel Industries (now part of Emerson) and has worked with the Boeing Co. doing technical analysis in thermodynamics and life support and environmental control on the Apollo program.

Paul is the recipient of the American Gas Association's (AGA) Silver Award of Merit, the International School of Hydrocarbons' Laurence Reid Award for outstanding contributions to hydrocarbon-fluid measurement, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) Certificate of Appreciation and 25 Year Citation of Service. During his career he has been active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Instrument Society of America (ISA), the American Gas Association (AGA), the American Petroleum Institute (API), the International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM), the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), the Southern Gas Association (SGA), and other schools and societies.

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