Now available in a new improved format, this second edition is completely revised and updated. "An Introductory Guide to Flow Measurement" is an indispensable guide for the busy practising engineer. It provides a ready source of information on flowmeters, their operation, installation, and relative advantages and disadvantages in different applications. This revised edition retains the succinct style of the original, with plenty of clear line diagrams and shading to highlight key points, it is comprehensive and easy to use. The material is based on the author's own lectures at Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK, but incorporates lessons learned through using the first edition as a teaching tool during the 13 years since its first publication. It aims to transmit as much information as possible, as efficiently as possible, in as short a time as possible. Essential reading for any engineer faced with a flow measurement problem this book will enable the reader to assess advice received from manufacturers and contribute to discussions with experts.
Existing and new readers alike will welcome this updated version of the well established and highly regarded "Introductory Guide to Flow Measurement". Key areas considered include: Accuracy (flow behavior, and fluid parameters); Calibration techniques; Selection; Momentum flowmeters; Volumetric flowmeters; Mass flowmeters; Probes and tracers; and, Recent developments and future trends.
Professor Roger Baker has spent most of his professional life working in flow measurement and related areas of instrumentation and fluid engineering. Having held teaching posts at Cambridge University and Imperial College, he was Professor of Fluid Engineering at Cranfield for 12 years, setting up and running the Department of Fluid Engineering and Instrumentation. He has worked closely with industry in the UK and the USA. He has now returned to Cambridge and is working full-time there as a Visiting Industrial Fellow, while retainng his links with Cranfield through his Visiting Professorship there.
Part 1 Introduction: accuracy; flowmeter systems; flow in pipes; effect on flowmeters; essential equations of flow; fluid parameters; multiphase flows. Part 2 Calibration: datum conditions; steady flow; calibration rigs for liquids; calibration rigs for gases; master meters; site calibrations; general comments. Part 3 Selection: considerations in selecting a flowmeter; nature of the fluid to be metered; flowmeter constraints; environment; special effects; price; choosing. Part 4 Momentum flowmeters: orifice plate meter; Venturi meter; special orifice plates and flow nozzles; critical nozzle (sonic nozzle); other differential pressure devices; target meter (drag plate); variable area, Rotameter (R) or float-in-tube meter; momentum-sensing flowmeters - general comments. Part 5 Volumetric flowmeters: positive displacement meters; turbine meters; oscillatory meters; electromagnetic meters; ultrasonic meters. Part 6 Mass flowmeters: introduction; thermal mass flow measurement; angular momentum fuel flowmeter; Coriolis flowmeters. Part 7 Probes and tracers: probes; averaging pitot; tracers; conclusions. Part 8 Recent developments and likely future trends in flow measurement: instruments; meters for multiphase flow; developing technologies; manufacture and management; conclusions.